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In an effort to take a break from politics this weekend, I decided to take a few minutes and do some channel surfacing and then I came across the 1958 movie, “The Defiant Ones.” For those of you unfamiliar with the film, it stars Tony Curtis and Sydney Poitier. It’s a story of...
Vice-President Mike Pence was back in Indiana this weekend helping the state GOP kick off its “Right track Results” Statewide tour to encourage voters to elect Mike Braun to the U.S. Senate and other Republicans to statewide office. Speaking to a crowd of a couple hundred in...
A poll taken during the height of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings gives incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly a small lead over Republican challenger Mike Braun. A Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll gave Donnelly a 46-43 lead over Braun. Three percent chose...
Although I’ve been married for more than nine years, I have to admit that for about 45 minutes last week, I fell in love with another woman. Her name is Susan, and she’s from Maine. You might actually know her because she is a U.S. Senator from Maine, who used common sense and...
Candidates for the IPS School Board made their case this week. While they all agreed that the District needs to do a better job of communicating with the public, the candidates for the IPS School Board split over the role of innovation schools and involvement by outside groups...
Here are a few political news items from the past few days that are worth a mention or two. Between the Polls While this week’s Fox News poll continued to show a close race between incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Mike Braun , if you do a deep dive into the numbers...
The latest poll in the race for the U.S. Senate shows it’s still a statistical tie. A Fox News poll of nearly 700 likely voters shows Democrat Joe Donnelly leading Republican Mike Braun 43-41, with Libertarian Lucy Brenton polling at six percent. With the poll’s margin of error...
When sexual misconduct allegations were made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill earlier this year and a number of my Republican friends immediately called for his resignation, I always felt they were making a mistake. This was not to say that they should have dismissed...
After earlier stating that he would oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanuagh to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly , D-Ind., told the Times of Northwest Indiana editorial board that he will await an FBI investigation Judge Brett Kavanaugh before making a final...