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Two years ago Indiana was in the middle of a level five political hurricane called RFRA. A few years before that Democrats and Republicans deadlocked over "right to work, " and Democrats fled to Champaign, IL bringing the government to a halt. And just last year we were all...
(With Congress on the road to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, I thought it was appropriate to dust off this column I wrote back in 2012. It was brilliant then and is even more so now. ) As a conservative-libertarian leaning political pundit, I am now convinced...
As Indiana lawmakers enter the second half of the 2017 session, the big focus will continue to be on roads and infrastructure and how do we pay for them. Indiana has $1 billion in annual road needs and needs a long-term plan to make it happen. House Republicans get major kudos...
I have some friendly advice for my Republican friends regarding Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. He is not going to be a pushover come next year. Allow me to elaborate. Opioid abuse and veterans suicide. We all know that no part of Indiana has been spared the impact of...
(Photo credit: Lenz Jona / Thinkstock) House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate Majority Leader Brandt Hershmann both say despite some recent differences in major House and Senate legislation, the two chambers should be able to work things out. For example, the House road funding...
I was listening a debate recently between two Indiana lawmakers and the subject came up regarding “working families”. One said the other’s policies would hurt working families in Indiana. I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. One political party says the other political party’s...
I was in Target the other day picking up a Valentine’s Day card for my wife. I grabbed a card and looked out the outside which read “I found the perfect woman.” I opened it expecting it to read "and you found the perfect man", but it didn't. W hen I opened it up it said, “And so...
This past weekend I did an interview with a local community activist who has an Internet based television show. We taped on Saturday at a studio at 38th and High School Road. It was in a strip mall that was full of places that most of us would likely never go. The inside was...
Radio talk show host Abdul-Hakim Shabazz and local community activist Brishon Bond debate Donald Trump, his policies' impact on African-Americans and racially derogatory language used by Indianapolis Deputy Mayor David Hampton used to describe blacks who recently met with the...