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Here’s a thought on this Valentine’s Day, marriages should only be valid for seven years at a time. I’ll let you catch your breath. Now let me say that again, marriage should only be valid for seven years at a time. I got to thinking about this the other day while doing some...
There are days when I think the only thing more “funny” than Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is the folks who follow her. I call them “Ritzbots”. Over the weekend, the Ritzbots got on Twitter and using the hashtag #StandwithRitz sent about 13,000 tweets across...
As some you know one of the things I do for a living is teach at the college level. Well, a couple of years ago I thought about applying for an adjunct faculty position at Indiana Wesleyan University. I thought it would be fun to teach in a new environment. I met all their...
Today Marion County authorities charged Willie Wilson with murder in the death of his infant son, Delano Wilson. Delano was reported missing by Willie Wilson last August. Wilson reported that the infant was taken from him by a man and woman during a robbery. In a nutshell,...
[Cue the Apocalyptic Music] When the House Education Committee voted this past week 8-3 to allow the State Board of Education (SBE) to choose its own Chair rather than have Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz automatically chair the meetings you would have sworn the...
I was in downtown Chicago Monday playing attorney and while I was looking at my Twitter feed during a court recess I was a bit taken back by all the comments about an elected official creating a “news operation” to put out stories about his administration. All I could think to...
I am going to throw a thought out there that will probably make my political friends heads spin like Linda Blair in the Exorcist, but I think it’s worth discussing. How about a consolidated primary for municipal elections? Seriously! Instead of voters having to choose a...
Those were the numbers of murders in Indianapolis in 2012, 2013 and 2014. However, I decided to do a little digging into those stats to get a more complete picture. Here’s what I found. You can draw your own conclusions. 2012 · 96 murders · 73% of the victims had an adult felony...
Well, it looks like my Republican friends are going to have a real primary in the race for Mayor of Indianapolis. And that may not necessarily be a bad thing. With all due respect to Terry Michael and Jocelyn Tande Adande , the real contest, unless someone else gets in or out,...