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[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,...
This may sound odd, but if you are a Republican who does not live in Indianapolis, you should be concerned about the Indy Mayor’s race. Why? Allow me to explain. Later this week, Marion County Republicans are slated to unveil their candidate for Mayor. Right now the only...
I have been teaching college for more than a decade so when the President recentlyannounced his plan for free tuition at community college you would think I’d be excited. Not so much. Actually, I think “free” college is one of the worst things we could do. First of all, there is...
Two Indiana lawmakers have proposed bills that would ban driving while talking on your cell phone. State Senator Pete Miller of Avon and State Representative Milo Smith of Columbus have both introduced bills that would ban talking on your cell phone while driving unless you are...
Indiana's General Assembly is proposing to obliterate Indiana's archaic law that disallows you and me from going to the liquor store and buying a little hooch on Sunday. I mean, at that point we're drinking at home, which can't be safe for anyone. Especially the drunk drivers...