Abdul At Large

I am a firm believer that the movie “Blazing Saddles” should be shown at every college freshman orientation across the country. Not so that every student can learn the words to “Camptown Lady” or be able to answer the age old question of “where the white women at”, but learn two...
Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz wants to give all parents in public school a $1,000 tax credit to help public school parents cover the costs of textbooks and other education related expenses. Election year pandering notwithstanding, I agree with Ritz from this...
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett unveiled a budget he says spends less and cuts the city’s structural deficit of $55 million in half. He’s fundamentally right, but there’s a little more to the story. The Mayor gets credit for proposing a budget that spends less than the previous...
As of today, we are less than 100 days out until Election Day . So I figured what better time to sit down and do a little political pontificating and handicap the big political races here in Indiana. Now granted, the caveat in all this is the old adage that a day in politics is...
In a year where a lot of people were beginning to write his political obituary, Indiana Governor Mike Pence Wednesday night officially accepted his party’s nomination for Vice-President of the United States. Pence delivered an address that was not too far from speeches he had...
Back on June 15, 2015, just hours before he filed for re-election, Indiana Democrats called on voters to “Fire Mike Pence”. They argued Pence hurt the state with support of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act . They also said Indiana was falling behind when it comes to jobs...
As we try to come to terms about recent events in the news regarding law enforcement and the communities they serve, I think it's only fair that we start with the facts. I do believe the best way to address the issues we're seeing is not with shouting and screaming, but...
Although he left the Indiana House of Representatives in 2002, Hoosier taxpayers have helped foot the bill for former Speaker and Democratic candidate for Governor John Gregg and his family's health care to the tune of $200,000 and taxpayers are expected to pay an additional $36...
Thirty years ago my Dad and I went out and bought our family’s first VCR. Well, he bought it. I picked it out. When we got home my Mom was not happy that we, make that he, went out and spent a couple hundred bucks on “some toy for us to play with”. However when we told he what...