Abdul At Large

In this week’s debate over immigration the President played the GOP opposition like a Stradivarius violin, which is surprising following the recent mid-term election results. In a nutshell, the President’s plan gives legal status (not citizenship nor permanent residence) to...
Some people just have way too much time on their hands. The City of Indianapolis is looking at revamping its zoning laws to allow for digital billboards. However, opponents say this is the first sign (pardon the pun) of the apocalypse. They present a laundry list of reasons why...
I am not a big fan of the Indianapolis chapter of the NAACP. In the past I've found them to be outdated and particularly ineffective. For example their “education” platform is really just a page out the out of any teachers union playbook. And when it came to responding to...
I am no longer disappointed that my good friend Greg Ballard isn’t running for a third term, because Democrat Joe Hogsett is doing it for him. As I listened to the speech that Hogsett gave Wednesday at the Kennedy-King Memorial at 17th and Broadway, everything he spelled out...
I have officially decided to quit all my jobs and move to Geist. Say what?! That’s right no more radio talk show host, attorney, political commentator, teacher, none of that! I am tossing all that out the window and moving into the biggest and most expensive home in Geist that’s...
Although I spend most of my time focusing on state and local politics, I do enjoy the national scene as well, particularly when I see voters appear to contradict themselves. At the same time they put Republicans in power, they vote for policies usually promoted by Democrats...
You may not be aware of this, but Glenda Ritz announced her re-election bid this week and last night she lost. At an education forum on the west side of Indianapolis, Ritz told the “pro-public education” crowd that she was going to run again for the job. And then Tuesday...