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My Top 10 of 2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Well, it’s that time of year where I trot out my top ten stories of 2015.   So here we go, in reverse order to get you to read all the way down to the bottom…  Dan’s  Departure –  Dan Coats decides not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.  I was planning to list all the […]

The $30,000 Bad Idea

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

A proposal is being introduced at Monday night’s City-County Council meeting that would raise Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett’s expected salary from $95,000 to $125,000 annually when he takes office in January. In the world of bad ideas, politically speaking, this ranks up there with inviting Jared Fogel over to babysit. As I wrote over at Indy […]

My Afternoons with Amos

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

The last thing I was expecting to hear Saturday afternoon when I picked up the phone was that my fellow Indy radio talk show host Amos Brown had died. Amos died of a  heart attack while visiting his family in Chicago.  Much of the Indianapolis community has offered its words of condolences and perspective on […]

Just Say Joe

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Well, it’s not every day I get asked to leave a political event where the public is invited, but Sunday was one of those days.  The Joe Hogsett Mayoral campaign held a “jobs fair” at Marian University.  The point of it was for Joe to go into more details about his plans to put a […]

If You Don’t Live in Indianapolis, Read This

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

This may sound odd, but if you are a Republican who does not live in Indianapolis, you should be concerned about the Indy Mayor’s race. Why? Allow me to explain. Later this week, Marion County Republicans are slated to unveil their candidate for Mayor. Right now the only candidates that have filed are former Fall […]

Hogsett = Ballard

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

I am no longer disappointed that my good friend Greg Ballard isn’t running for a third term, because Democrat Joe Hogsett is doing it for him. As I listened to the speech that Hogsett gave Wednesday at the Kennedy-King Memorial at 17th and Broadway, everything he spelled out that he wanted to do Ballard has […]

Ballard Taking a Pass on a Third Term

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard tells me  that he is not running for a third term. In his office Wednesday  afternoon Ballard said after eight years it was time to move on.  He says he was not phased by Tuesday’s Democratic victories in Marion County.  He cited polling that had his approval ratings in the 70s. […]

Will Ballard Run for a 3rd Term?

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Whenever I am asked whether Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will run for a third term, my answer is pretty simple.  It depends on the day you catch him; some days he is gung ho, other days he’s ready to call it a day. Ballard ignited a lot of speculation about his future this past week […]

Living High on the Hogsett

Friday, August 1st, 2014

When I talk to my Democratic friends about now former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett running for Mayor of Indianapolis in 2015, you would think they were talking about the second coming and the only thing missing is the donkey and the palm leaves. I don’t blame them, there has to be something frustrating about Greg […]

Good Government & Good Politics

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I have always argued that when dealing with crime, more cops doesn’t equal less crime unless you do some other things, like keep the bad guys behind bars and mitigate the conditions that make new ones. The plan Mayor Greg Ballard announced today does just that.  It adds nearly 280 more police officers over the […]