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Archive for September, 2016

Round One Goes to Hillary

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

If you’re a Donald Trump supporter I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that I think Hillary Clinton won the first debate.   The good news is that you have two more debates to go. I think Clinton showed she could master a lot of facts and more importantly she […]

The Superintendent and Segregation

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

As a child of parents who grew up in the segregated south in the 1940s and 50s, I got more annoyed than usual when I read Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz blamed school choice and vouchers as a contributing factor for increased segregation in Indiana schools. In an interview with Chalkbeat Indiana, Ritz said […]

A Few Thoughts on Free Speech

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The greatest thing about America is that we are free to speak our minds. I bring this up because of recent controversies regarding athletes who chose to protest unjustified police action shootings of unarmed black men by either kneeling during the national anthem before sporting events or raising the “black power” fist as symbolized in […]

Let Johnson Join the Debate

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

I just spent the last couple days with Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson.  He was in Indiana at Purdue University on Tuesday evening and I moderated a discussion with him at the Detroit Economic Club on Wednesday.    After spending that much time with him one on one, I am fully convinced he should be part […]

Murder, He Wrote

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Indianapolis is on track for a record breaking year when it comes to murders. According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, there have been 97 murders so far this year.*    That’s literally a murder every 2.5 days.  And if things stay at this rate, Indy is looking at 146 murders. The largest number of murders […]