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Archive for June, 2012

Open Forum

Friday, June 29th, 2012

I’ve been pretty busy this week working on some other projects and have to run out of town this weekend.  So I decided to leave you guys with an open forum to bat around whatever floats your boat.  Here are a few topics. The U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform. Mike Pence’s “9-11 […]

Illegal Immigration & Indiana – In Their Own Words

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I’ve been posting some interviews over on IndyPolitics.Org regarding the immigration debate following the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Arizona law.  I’ve decided to repost the interviews here. The only interview I haven’t been able to do yet is with State Senator Mike Delph, the author of Indiana’s illegal immigration law.  Delph and I […]

Democrats Admit They Can’t Win Without Republicans

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

I originally had planned to attend last week’s  Indiana Democratic Convention in Fort Wayne but unfortunately – or fortunately depending on your perspective – I had to attend a conference in Las Vegas. I did make it a point to follow my media colleagues on Twitter as well as read what they wrote when I […]

Everybody Gets a Mulligan

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

I have never been a good golfer, so mulligans and I are good friends.  Luckily, my role in a round of golf is to bring the cigars and jokes, while the other players bring the actually game.  Unfortunately, politics doesn’t work that way.  A big mistake can totally derail a political campaign, so can a […]

President Daniels (Of Purdue, That Is)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

One question being asked in the wake of news that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is slated to become the next President of Purdue University is “how exactly would he run the school”?   One way to make that determination is to look at what Daniels has done as Governor when it comes to higher education. I’ve […]

Viva Las Vegas & Liberty!!!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

I spent the weekend in Las Vegas attending a political blogger’s conference.  It was pretty basic stuff,  having been doing this for a few years, so I had an opportunity to actually get out and visit  “Sin City”.  I had never been there before.  In the past, when I tried to go, something always came […]

Ballard Not Rethinking Redistricitng

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard Friday issued  veto of the  Democrat-controlled City-County Council’s proposal that would have spent $180,000 on new Council maps.  The Democrats have cried foul since the Republicans, as one of their last acts on the Council approved new maps. However the Mayor’s Office says the maps are perfectly legal and there’s no […]

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

It’s a little late in the day, but Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads who read Indiana Barrister.  I’ve always maintained that if you don’t think fathers matter, try imagining the world without them.  

Is Ritz a Democrat, a Republican or Both?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

A look at the voting record for the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction shows that up until 2008 she had only voted in Republican primaries dating back to 1990. Democrats are expected to nominate 57-year old Glenda Ritz of Carmel.  She is an educator in Washington Township.  However a check of the voter […]

Crime Prevention Grant Controversy

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The head of the Indy Parks foundation says she doesn’t believe there’s a conflict of interest between one of the Foundation’s grant recipients and an agency that help develops metrics to give out grant dollars, even though the head of that agency sits on the board of this year’s largest award winner. The Dove Recovery […]