Advertisement

Abdul At Large

Whenever I am asked whether the deal reached between the incoming Trump administration and United Technologies (UT) to keep more than 1,000 Carrier manufacturing jobs in Indianapolis was a good or bad idea, my answer is “it’s complicated”. There are multiple elements to this...
Back in June, the IBJ reported how the Pence administration was bumping heads with the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) over HIP 2.0, the state’s alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The two sides could not agree on how...
I have always felt that here in Indiana, Republicans worst enemies aren’t Democrats or progressives, but themselves. This became abundantly clear when I read State Representative Curt Nisly of Goshen wants to introduce a bill that would put a rape victim in jail for having an...
Now that our long, national nightmare (the 2016 Election) is over, I can get back to work on a few things that I’ve put on hold. Here are the top 10. Get back to work on my novel, “Sub-Leasing Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Rebooting the stand-up comedy routine and hitting the area club...
When it comes to polling his election season I've always said it’s been part art, part science and a little bit of voodoo for good measure. I will say the same adage applies to my political predictions for 2016. Here are the foundations for my predictions. Indiana is Republican-...
As politically incorrect as I can be when it comes to talking about race, there’s nothing more offensive than when someone tries to play the race card and deals from the bottom of the deck. Allow me to elaborate. A “controversy” this weekend ensued following an editorial in the...
There are some things that I honestly think I will never understand, the Dr. Phil Show, people who like brussel sprouts and how investigating possible voter registration fraud is the equivalent of racially based disenfranchisement. As you may have heard Indiana State Police is...
Early voting begins today, and as such, the time has come to take a look at some of the biggest issues facing Indianapolis and Marion County voters. In continuation of our look at issues of local importance, I spoke with IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee about education, the...
Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Today is the first day for early voting and I felt it important to address some of the decisions facing local voters. One of the biggest issues on the ballot is the mass transit referendum which, if approved, will increase funding for IndyGo...