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Commentary: Trump, tax cuts and a jolly old elf

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Commentary: Trump, tax cuts and a jolly old elf

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cut package demonstrates anything, it is that our long national fantasy that business people are animated by the same motivations as Santa Claus continues. Trump’s plan at this stage is about as detailed as a stick figure drawing, but it appears that it […]

Commentary: Nancy Reagan and a forgotten truth

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Commentary: Nancy Reagan and a forgotten truth

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes history makes a statement. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died Sunday morning. She was 94. Her death severed one of the last ties with Ronald Reagan’s presidency, which Republican politicians now so often honor without really understanding. They weave a fictional tale of Ronald Reagan as an unflinching […]

Commentary: Antonin Scalia and our divided land

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Commentary: Antonin Scalia and our divided land

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Americans these days, it seems, can’t stop fighting long enough to have a funeral. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep Friday night, the nation’s started squabbling over the processor of naming his successor within seconds. The news of Scalia’s passing barely had broken before […]

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Commentary: Reagan’s gift of Kennedy

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com Ronald Reagan was posthumously vital to a landmark week in America.  It has been commonplace for some time for some Republicans to refer to themselves as “Reagan Republicans.”  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has now established the standard for that descriptive. It’s weeks like these that should inspire Americans to study […]

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Commentary: Mike Pence channels Ronald Reagan in his first State of the State speech

By John Kull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Near the end of his first State of the State Address, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was supposed to deliver a tribute to the patron saint of modern conservatives, Ronald Reagan. But, perhaps because his speech Tuesday night was running a bit long, Pence dropped the paragraphs that referred to […]