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The chaos in the Senate is only the beginning

The chaos in the Senate is only the beginning

“I am here today to represent Jesus,” was the most baffling utterance I heard last Thursday night. It was Senator Mike Gaskill’s opening comment made on the floor of the Indiana Senate during the debate on an amendment to a proposed new abortion law. Gaskill is a...

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$6.1 billion surplus shows an absence of ideas

$6.1 billion surplus shows an absence of ideas

It’s not a surprise to those of us who have been watching it grow, stagnate, and then grow some more. But when the State of Indiana closed out its books for the fiscal year last week, the news about it still should have made more of an impression on Hoosiers than it...

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Indiana keeps investing in its bad reputation

Indiana keeps investing in its bad reputation

I was speeding through Georgia this past Sunday and I couldn’t help looking for political billboards. Then I saw it. A “Now Hiring” billboard for state troopers, with instructions to apply at gatrooper.com. As an occasional government watchdog, I was fascinated by...

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Corruption doesn’t change ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Corruption doesn’t change ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

A friend told me to watch it, so I did. Hulu’s seven-episode series, “Under the Banner of Heaven,” is based on the non-fiction, true crime book by Jon Krakauer. It details a murder investigation of a woman and her baby intertwined in storytelling of the founding and...

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