Abdul At Large

Democratic State Senator Karen Tallian and I don’t agree on a lot, but I think she is definitely right when it comes to legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. According to the Associated Press , she plans to introduce a bill this session that would allow for pot to be used...
State Senator Jim Merritt added his name to an increasingly lengthy list of Republicans that don't want to be mayor of lonleyplanet's sixth most "must visit" city in 2015 . Mayor Ballard steps in with Abdul and says history repeats itself.
As we learned last week, in the big city museums charge for admission. – like the IMA. Is Indianapolis a big city? Abdul has been in Indianapolis since 2004. A lot has changed since then. Revitalization from Mass Ave, Mile Square to Fountain Square, Irvington, Broad Ripple,...
I recently read an article in the New York Times about how the middle class was on its last leg and America was turning into something out of the film Elysium. The author talked about how U.S. productivity has grown, but the typical family household income has not. He says...
I frequently get asked how I developed my political attitude. Fair question. Let's be honest, it's not every day you come across a guy named Abdul-Hakim Shabazz with a conservative-libertarian political bent. In fact, in my younger days you would have probably mistaken me for...
I can always tell when I win an argument because the opposing point of view gets personal. And when it comes to the recent issues involving police and minority communities, a lot of people have been getting personal with me lately. I can understand why. Let’s face it, it’s not...