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Archive for February, 2010

What I’m Watching

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

This week is shaping up to be pretty busy and it’s not even Monday.   Here’s what I’m following.  If there’s something I’m missing, let me know. Monday night the Marion County GOP will fill the position left vacant by Kent Smith.  My front runner list hasn’t changed.  It’s still, not necessarily in this order, Angel […]

Get Well

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I woke up this morning to news that local Democrat and labor activist Lettie Oliver was hospitalized last night. She was taken to Community East.   It’s unclear why she was taken or what her condition is. Despite our huge differences on labor and union issues, Lettie has always been a good friend and her charm […]

Here’s the Line-Up

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

On Monday, Marion County Republicans will choose a new candidate to fill the seat vacated by former City-County Council member Kent Smith.  The final line-up looks like this… Jacqueline Cissell Gary Conner Kevin Green Dorothy Henry Michael Jezierski Michael Kalscheur Avachino Reeves Angel Rivera Bruce Schumacher Eric Smith Aaron Williams Although the situation is fluid […]

Hostile Takeover or Friendly Fire?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

If  the Marion County Democratic establishment was going to knock down Mayoral candidate Brian Williams, it’s going to have to hit a little harder next time. Last Friday the Williams’  campaign filed more than 200 candidates for precinct committeemen (PC) spots.   PC’s are crucial to a political party as they choose the County Chairman, and […]

Carmel Conduct

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Like a lot of you,  I’m trying to get my arms around the hazing regarding a Carmel  student athlete.   Obviously, we’re limited by the facts that can be confirmed, but what I was interesting was one of the pending charges. According to the police report, one of the offenses was criminal deviate sexual conduct, IC […]

Ethical Dilemmas

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Unlike some of my colleagues in the political press corps, I’m not cynical when it comes to the Indiana General Assembly.  I think the 150 men and women who serve in that body are mostly good and honorable people.   However, part of me has to chuckle as some lawmakers give themselves rotator cuff injuries from […]

Gunfight at the Indy Corral

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The Indianapolis City-County Council Parks and Recreation Committee tonight will hear Libertarian Ed Coleman’s proposal which would allow guns in city parks.    Depsite the fact, the Mayor has already said he will veto the proposal in its current form, the Coleman proposal is running into strong headwinds from other Council members. While some members tell […]

Charter Up

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

A new report from the Mayor’s Office on Charter schools shows them making more progress overall than their traditional public school counterparts. According to the 2008-2009 Accountability Report, students at the Mayor-sponsored elementary charter schools improved on their ISTEP+ test scores by nearly 7%, compared to 1.5 % in Marion County and 1.3 % statewide. […]

The “Outsiders”

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

What does Democratic candidate for Mayor Brian Williams have in common with Republican candidate for Sheriff Bart McAtee?   Apart from both likely supporting Frank Anderson in the last race for Sheriff?  They are running for those offices  against the wishes of their political parties, but the similarities probably stop right there. McAtee lost county slating two […]

Party Time, Tea Party Time That Is

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

A few weeks ago I accepted an invitation from a local tea party group in Indianapolis.  They asked me to come speak on politics and the political process and how to get involved.    Normally when I go speak to a local group I usually scribble my notes shortly before going on, but this one I […]