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Archive for January, 2014

When It Comes to Marriage, You Win Some, You Lose Some

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

I have a running joke I use in my standup comedy act about marriage, some days my wife wins and other days my wife wins.  (Rimshot!)  Of course marriage is give and take and some days one side wins and some days the other side does. Luckily for both sides in the marriage amendment debate, […]

Family Feud

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

I spoke this weekend with Chris Smith, he is the son of House Elections Committee Chairman Milo Smith which passed, 9-3, HJR-3, the amendment banning gay marriage in Indiana..   Chris is gay and took to Facebook to criticize the House Republicans’ actions. On his Facebook page Chris wrote… Hello everyone. I am the gay son […]

If a Vote is What You Want…

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

One of the big arguments in the debate over HJR-3, the marriage amendment, is Hoosiers should have the right to vote and one person should not prevent that from happening. Fair enough. In a democracy, even though we live in a constitutional republic, citizens should have their voices heard.  But if that argument is good […]

When in Doubt, Shoot the Messenger

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

One of nice things about being a political pundit is you know you’re winning the debate when people attack you instead of the argument that you make.    This is especially true in the case of Democratic City-County Councilor Vern Brown. In a recent letter to the editor in the Indy Star, Brown said he was […]

Be Careful What You Poll For

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

If you are a supporter of the HJR-3, the latest poll by Indiana House and Senate Republicans cannot make you feel good, especially if you break it down and really dig into it. While on the surface, an HJR-3 supporter might think it’s good news… 53% of those surveyed support the amendment* 55% favor amending […]

New Year’s Resolutions Encourage Trusting Local

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

by Richard Hickman,  Mayor, Angola, IN President, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns New Year’s resolutions can be cliché, so it’s amazing how many of us get sucked into making them each year. Even if we don’t write them down or share them at parties, many of us still have at least a short list […]