Abdul At Large

I am a tried and true capitalist. I believe in free markets. And I believe in always doing what’s best for your economic interests. I also believe in being honest about it. I bring this up because of the announcement this week that United Technologies Corporation, the parent...
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says the head of the Carrier Corporation could not point to one federal regulation which the company says was responsible for its decision to relocate facilities in Indianapolis and Huntington to Mexico. Citing burdensome federal regulations as one main...
“I don’t have to support both of them, just one of them.” That was the quote given to me yesterday by a long-time Republican, when I asked him about Governor Mike Pence nominating former State Chairman Eric Holcomb to be the next Lt. Governor, replacing Sue Ellspermann . And...
I was not surprised when Senate President Pro Tempore David Long announced that the GOP caucus could not reach a consensus on legislation to add sexal orientation to the state’s civil rights and so the bill effectively died in the Chamber. In fact, I told you this would likely...
I was recently asked why it appears to be so difficult for Indiana lawmakers to pass a bill that protects the LGBT community from discrimination and at the same time, religious freedom. My half joking response to that person was that they were expecting the same body that can’t...
I had no idea Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett's recently released anti-crime plan was racist. At least that's what one Democrat elected official is saying. Democratic Councilor Joe Simpson has been attacking the Mayor’s 100-day crime plan , basically saying it’s racist, because it...
The Republican candidates for the United States Senate held their first debate in Kokomo Saturday. Congressmen Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young, along with former State GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb touched on a number of topics including national security, immigration, budget policy...
In the debate over whether Indiana should raise the taxes on gasoline and motor vehicle fuel to help pay for roads, I decided to put some things in perspective. According to House Republicans, their plan to index the sales tax on gasoline and motor vehicle fuel would cost the...
In an effort to stop everyone at the Statehouse from taking themselves way too seriously this session, I came up with the idea of “The Soybean” . I ike to think of it as the Indiana equivalent to the Onion , where satire and real life co-mingle on a regular basis. We’ll let you...