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Hogsett Offers More Hope (And More Questions)

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

As I sat down and watched Indianapolis Mayor Joe’s Hogsett’s second State of the City speech, two thoughts came to mind.   The mayor is a great at two things, giving an impassioned speech that reaches the heart of the listener and leaving me with more questions when he’s done. In his first state of the […]

Dear White People*

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

This may sound strange, but you have my permission to use the “n-word” whenever you feel like it.  No, I take that back, you have my blessing.   Here’s why. If the Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods for the City of Indianapolis can use racially offensive language to describe black people and there are no consequences, […]

Giving the Mayor a Grade

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

As some of you know one of the jobs I have is I teach college and at the end of every semester my students get a grade.  Well, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has completed his  first full year in office and it’s time to give him a grade. Now the way I decided to do […]

Joe’s Budget Blueprint

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is touting a proposed budget his administration says spends less than the last year’s and cuts the structural deficit in half. For months, the administration has been saying the city has a $55 million structural deficit. Hogsett officials say they managed to cut that deficit in half by holding the line […]

Seriously Simpson?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

I had no idea  Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett’s recently released anti-crime plan was racist.  At least that’s what one Democrat elected official is saying. Democratic Councilor Joe Simpson has been attacking the Mayor’s 100-day crime plan, basically saying it’s racist, because it unfairly targets blacks and makes them look like the face of crime. I […]

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 […]

With All the Power…

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

omes all the responsibility. Pardon my play on words from Peter Parker, but that is my sentiment now that Democrats have seized complete control of Indianapolis government for the first time nearly eight years. With Joe Hogsett as Mayor and the Democrats controlling the Council 13-12, they now have the opportunity to put their vision […]

Expect No Suprises on Election Day

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

If you’re expecting any surprises in Tuesday’s elections here in Indianapolis, forget about it.  No matter what happens, it will all make absolute perfect sense. Whether Joe Hogsett or Chuck Brewer becomes Mayor or whether Democrats or Republicans take control of the City-County Council, there is a perfect explanation for all of them. Allow me […]

Take Our Political Poll

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

We’re doing an online poll over at our sister blog Indy Politics regarding Indy’s upcoming Mayoral and City-Council races.  If you have a second, feel free to fill it out.  With the low voter turnout we’ve been seeing, it will be interesting to see what the results are.  They will be posted on Monday. Click […]