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Archive for February, 2016

Cui Bono

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

In case you’re wondering what the heck “cui bono” means, it’s a Latin phrase which literally translates into “to whose profits”. It’s used in the context of always asking who stands to profit when some action is proposed or takes place. It’s a phrase that I use whenever I see government proposing new rules and […]

This Isn’t the Candidate You’re Looking For

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

I had the chance to meet former Florida Governor Jeb Bush a few years ago when he was in Indianapolis. We chatted for a while and I thought he was very thoughtful, engaging, even tempered and while principled, also pragmatic. Unfortunately for Bush, that’s not what the majority of the GOP primary electorate has been […]

Carrier, Capitalism and Candidness

Friday, February 12th, 2016

I am a tried and true capitalist.  I believe in free markets.  And I believe in always doing what’s best for your economic interests.  I also believe in being honest about it. I bring this up because of the announcement this week that United Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Carrier was relocating its facilities […]

Mike Pence’s Perfect Pick

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

“I don’t have to support both of them, just one of them.” That was the quote given to me yesterday by a long-time Republican, when I asked him about Governor Mike Pence nominating former State Chairman Eric Holcomb to be the next Lt. Governor, replacing Sue Ellspermann. And that quote sums up why Holcomb makes […]

The Local LGBT Battle

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

I was not surprised when Senate President Pro Tempore David Long announced that the GOP caucus could not reach a consensus on legislation to add sexal orientation to the state’s civil rights and so the bill effectively died in the Chamber. In fact, I told you this would likely happen.  So now the question is […]