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Archive for December, 2014

Civic Engagement

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Republican State Senator Dennis Kruse of Auburn has just hit it out of the ballpark.  He wants to introduce legislation next session that would require Indiana students to take a civics test before they could get their high school diplomas. According to my colleagues over at the Indy Star, the bill would require all public […]

Homeless “Bill of Wrongs”

Monday, December 29th, 2014

One of my favorite quotes comes from C.S. Lewis.   It reads as follows… “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may […]

Call Me, Cuban Pete

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

When you love cigars and have a wife who speaks Spanish, there’s no better news than the President moving forward to normalize relations with Cuba. He made the announcement last week. Now granted, we won’t be flying down anytime soon, and there is that matter of that little matter of the embargo, but I can’t […]

An Early Christmas Present

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Although I don’t celebrate Christmas, I did get an early present this year. A couple years ago my mother was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  My siblings and I had noticed earlier that she was getting a little more forgetful, but we all just attributed that to getting older.  However, things were getting to the point […]

Going Green

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

State Senator Karen Tallian and I don’t agree on a lot, but I think she is definitely right when it comes to legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. According to the Associated Press, she plans to introduce a bill this session that would allow for pot to be used for medical purposes now that the Justice […]

Here’s How You Save the Middle Class

Monday, December 15th, 2014

recently read an article in the New York Times about how the middle class was on its last leg and America was turning into something out of the film Elysium. The author talked about how U.S. productivity has grown, but the typical family household income has not.  He says workers are twice as productive as […]