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Your Complimentary Cheat Sheet

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Although the Cheat Sheet is a subscriber-based publication, like a girl I used to date, we don’t mind giving it away for free every once in a while.   This is one of those times.  If you like what you read, subscribe.  For the price of a martini and a good cigar, it’s well worth it.  […]

Here Comes the Judge(s)

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

The Indianapolis Bar Association has released its rating of this year’s judicial candidates for Marion County.  The ratings are based on surveys by attorneys conducted by the association’s political arm, the Judicial Excellence Political Action Committee. The candidates are rated on several categories such as  knowledge of the law, judicial temperament and trial experience.  The […]

Dysfunctional Democrats

Monday, December 19th, 2011

How can a political party that can’t pick a chairman win a race for Governor and the U.S. Senate in a political climate where the President of their party is polling at 38% heading into the 2012 elections?  That is the question Indiana Democrats will have to answer.  Following a weekend political family fight that […]

Dan Parker To Remain State Democratic Chairman

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Although he announced last week that he was stepping down as Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party it looks like Dan Parker is  sticking around for a while. Parker withdrew his resignation today at a downtown meeting of the State Central Committee where his successor was supposed to be picked.  The early from runner was […]

Marion County Superior Court Judge Admonished by Judicial Qualifications Commission

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The following is reprinted from a news release from the Indiana Supreme Court. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has issued a Public Admonition to Marion Superior Court Judge Rebekah F. Pierson-Treacy.  The admonition is the result of language in an August 2011 invitation to an election fundraiser that gave the appearance that monetary campaign […]

When Playing the Race Card, Deal From the Bottom of the Deck

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The Marion County Democratic Party’s internal polling must not be looking to good these days.  The party is dropping several thousand flyers in predominantly black neighborhoods insinuating that Mayor Greg Ballard is a racist.  I’ve embedded a copy of the flyer in this post (both the front and back).  I got it from my barber […]

The New Cheat Sheet

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The latest Indiana and Indianapolis political gossip is now available.  Subscribe to the Cheat Sheet.  In this edition… Will the next session of the Indiana General Assembly actually start? Who will replace outgoing State Rep. Bill Crawford? The latest on the Indianapolis and Lawrence Mayor’s Race. Ed Treacy’s attempt to make peace with the Black […]

Did Anyone Get Ed’s Memo?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

We all know what happened at today’s Marion County Election Board meeting. A measure that would have allowed for satellite voting this November failed because it did not get an unanimous vote.  What also didn’t happen was a packed house of Democrats, as called for Friday by Party Chairman Ed Treacy. Dear Friends: A few […]

The Cheat Sheet

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

I’m trying a little experiment this weekend. Indulge me. The Cheat Sheet 8 27-2011 View more documents from IndianaBarrister

Kennedy For IPS School Board

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Indianapolis Democratic Mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy sent out a second mailer this week.*  She continues to push education, although the Mayor has a limited role in education in the city. I did notice something in her mailer, when she talks about failing schools she is referring only to Indianapolis Public Schools, not the township, charters […]