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Politics & Politeness

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

The other day I had the honor of helping emcee the 10-Point Coalition’s annual luncheon.  It’s an event raise money for programs that tackle issues like urban youth violence and empowering minority communities to help make them self-sufficient.   The keynote Speaker was Vice-President and former Governor Mike Pence.   I covered Pence as a Congressman and […]

2016’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Monday, November 14th, 2016

So now that we’ve had a week to digest the election results, it’s time to pick the winners and losers of 2016.   This list is not all inclusive and you are free to add anyone you think we should have. Winners Mike Pence, Vice-President Elect Rumors of Mike Pence’s political demise were grossly exaggerated.  A […]

Who’s Disenfranchising Whom?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

There are some things that I honestly think I will never understand, the Dr. Phil Show, people who like brussel sprouts and how investigating possible voter registration fraud is the equivalent of racially based disenfranchisement. As you may have heard Indiana State Police is investigating the possibility that thousands of recent voter registrations may have […]

Pence Wins Round Two

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

To be honest, when I started watching last night’s Vice-Presidential debate I really did think it would be as one commentator put it, “The Thrilla in Vanilla”. No such luck. Both Governor Mike Pence and Senator Tim Kaine were a lot more animated and combative than I thought they would be.   Kaine went after Donald […]

100 Days and Counting…

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

As of today, we are less than 100 days out until Election Day.  So I figured what better time to sit down and do a little political pontificating and handicap the big political races here in Indiana. Now granted, the caveat in all this is the old adage that a day in politics is a lifetime […]

Rokita v. Gregg

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In an effort to convince members of the Republican State Central Committee to pick him as their party’s nominee to replace Mike Pence on the ballot for Governor, Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita is releasing a poll showing him beating Democrat John Gregg by double digits. The poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies of 600 likely […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Back on June 15, 2015, just hours before he filed for re-election, Indiana Democrats called on voters to “Fire Mike Pence”. They argued Pence hurt the state with support of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  They also said Indiana was falling behind when it comes to jobs and wages. I remember the rhetoric quite well.  […]

Why Pence is Winning the “Veepstakes”

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Mark April 29 on your calendar because if Mike Pence becomes Donald Trump’s  Vice-Presidential running mate that was the day it all began. Why April 29?  Wasn’t that the day Pence endorsed Ted Cruz for President? Yup. Okay Abdul, you’re confusing me.  Why would the day Pence endorsed  Cruz for President be the day that […]

John Gregg, Family Receive $200,000 in Taxpayer Funded Health Care

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Although he left the Indiana House of Representatives in 2002, Hoosier taxpayers have helped foot the bill for former Speaker and Democratic candidate for Governor John Gregg and his family’s health care  to the tune of $200,000 and taxpayers are expected to pay an additional $36,000 this year. According to House records,  Gregg, his ex-wife, current […]

The Politics of Credit and Blame

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Recently I heard an elected official give a speech where he touted how the economy was turning around, jobs were coming back, unemployment was dropping, but there was still more work to be done. Shortly afterwards, I heard someone who opposes that elected official say that while jobs were being created, they weren’t good paying […]