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Archive for September, 2011

The New Cheat Sheet

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The latest Indiana and Indianapolis political gossip is now available.  Subscribe to the Cheat Sheet.  In this edition… Will the next session of the Indiana General Assembly actually start? Who will replace outgoing State Rep. Bill Crawford? The latest on the Indianapolis and Lawrence Mayor’s Race. Ed Treacy’s attempt to make peace with the Black […]

When Capitalism Met Socialism

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I attended the Wednesday morning news conference over on the east side of town where local leaders were joined by Billionaire Warren Buffet in announcing a new development project in the area where the Meadows used to be. The $27 million East Village in Avondale is supposed to help revitalize the area near 38th and […]

The Great Mayoral Debate, Part 1

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy went head to head Tuesday afternoon at the Downtown Rotary Club of Indianapolis.    The full audio of the debate will be embedded over our sister blog IndyPolitics.Org. It runs about 50 minutes. Both candidates stuck to their scripts.  Kennedy came across as relaxed, but short on […]

Feet of Clay?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

You might recall a couple months ago I asked Stephen Clay, the head of the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Indianapolis if he had ever been the subject of an investigation by the Department of Child Services for inappropriate contact with a male minor. At the time Clay refused to answer my question and give me […]

The Numbers Game

Monday, September 26th, 2011

With about six weeks to go before the Mayoral election, I found something pretty interesting; the role that numbers have played in this race.  When I say numbers, I mean statistics.  Whether it is crime, jobs, polling, it seems that numbers have had a much more noticeable role this time around than in previous races.   […]

Historic Mistake in the Making

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

I got a chance to watch this You Tube clip from Historic Indianapolis regarding the city’s plans to tear down a couple thousand abandoned homes.  Historic Indy opposes the plan, saying some of these homes should be rehabbed and sold to families. I don’t know what world these people have been living in for the […]

Shameless Self-Promotion

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

If I didn’t put this you tube clip on here from the 2011 Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob, you guys would think there was something wrong with me, other than the usual things you think are wrong with me.  So here you go.

Indianapolis Is…

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Can you finish this sentence is three words or less, “Indianapolis is…”  I’ll be interested in reading the responses.

Keeping the Republic

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The nice thing about the 21st Century is that if I want a book I don’t have to run to a bookstore anymore and look for it. I picked up, or in this case, downloaded a copy of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ book, “Keeping the Republic; Saving America by Trusting Americans”. After finishing the book […]

In Case You Missed It…

Saturday, September 24th, 2011