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Archive for April, 2014

Just When I Was Getting Ready to Take Indy Democrats Seriously

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Whenever Marion County Democrats express “outrage” at something Mayor Greg Ballard does, I am reminded of the old scene in Casablanca.  (Here’s the clip). They put out the following statement Tuesday reacting to the city’s decision not to pursue hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention, which would cost at least $50 million which is more […]

RTV 6 Talks with Tobin

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

On this Easter weekend, Indianapolis This Week sits down for an exclusive interview with Archbishop Joseph Tobin of the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Archbishop talks about faith, tough decisions ahead on closing parishes, and the canonization this week of Pope John Paul II. It airs Sunday morning at 8:30 on RTV 6, with a […]

A Deal of Necessity

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A number of people have been asking me what I think about the deal reached between the Indiana Pacers and the Capital Improvement Board .   To be honest, I have mixed feelings.  Actually, let me be more than honest, I wish it wasn’t necessary. I wish the City and CIB did not have to take […]

The Smug Thug

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Thursday I attended the arraignment of 16-year old Simeon Adams.  As you are aware, he’s been charged with the April 1 murder of Nathan Trapuzzano.  Since an arraignment is just a formal presentment of the charges being filed against an individual, I did not go expecting any news.   I wanted to see Adams’ demeanor.  I […]

Use the Free Market to Raise the Minimum Wage

Monday, April 7th, 2014

This may sound crazy, but how about we use the free market to raise the minimum wage instead of a government mandate?  I thought about this while watching the President give a speech recently in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Speaking at the University of Michigan, the President called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to […]