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Archive for January, 2010

In & Out

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

You have to admit that as  far as politics go, last week was a giant roller coaster here in Indiana.  Let’s recap. Mike Pence is out as a possible to challenger to Democrat Evan Bayh for the U.S. Senate.  Secretary of State Todd Rokita might get in the race or he might get in the race […]

From “Bang Bang” to “Blackface”

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

More controversial remarks have surfaced regarding  marginal U.S. Senate candidate Richard Behney.  In the Spring of last year Behney expressed his outrage with the national Tea Party movement and his letter was published at DailyPaul.com. Behney objected to the idea of  Tea Party members bringing canned goods to local rallies as a way to generate […]

Buyer Bowing Out?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

My very reliable Republican source are telling me that 4th District Congressman Steve Buyer is announcing this morning that he is not running for re-election.  There’s been no official confirmation from Buyer’s campaign. Buyer, a gulf war veteran, was elected in 1992. Buyer ran into controversy over his Frontier Foundation which was set up to […]

More News You Can Use

Friday, January 29th, 2010

It’s nice to be back after a day trip to the Land of Lincoln.  I had a few things waiting for me upon my return so I figured I’d share them with you. Early Retirement? There is talk this morning that an Indiana Congressman is going to announce his retirement today.  There’s no word on […]

Shameless Self-Promotion

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Even when I’m out of town, my presence is felt. If that’s not enough, you can catch me this weekend on Inside Indiana Business.

News You Can Use

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

It never fails, the day I have to go back to Illinois and practice law is the day anything and everything breaks lose.  Let’s do a quick run down… Pence off the Fence 6th District Congressman Mike Pence has decided to make my political pundit life a lot less interesting by deciding not to run […]

Bar Wars III

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Supporters of a measure that would change the way alcohol is sold and distributed in Indiana admit changes will have to be made to the legislation amidst growing opposition from a number of places. Currently, the bill requires an alcohol wholesaler to be reimbursed if they lose a contract with a supplier to another wholesaler.  The […]

Bang! Bang! Behney!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

When a candidate for the U.S. Senate talks about polishing his gun and taking up arms (offensively) against the Government (at 1:40) it’s time to be concerned.

Bar Wars II

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Editor’s Note:  If you haven’t read Sunday’s post, Bar Wars, you may want to do that first before going through this one. As I wrote Sunday, there is legislation pending in the Indiana General Assembly that could potentially give a virtual monopoly on alcohol distribution to one Indiana company, thus leading to potential higher prices and […]

Bar Wars

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Is the Indiana General Assembly attempting to pass a bill that would create an illegal and possible unconstitutional monopoly when it comes to alcohol sales in the state?   It depends on who you ask.  A coalition of alcohol-related businesses say “yes” others say it’s a way to protect Hoosier jobs. Under current Indiana law, alcohol […]