I was raised in the small town of South Whitley just 25 miles west of Fort Wayne and moved to Fort Wayne almost 25 years ago. I now live in the historic West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I am retired and love gardening, crafts of all kinds, working on my home, and collecting books for my small library.
I have loved politics for decades and have a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D.
Category Archives: Congress
The words “progressive” and “populist” are bandied about on a daily basis, but I wonder if those who use the terms understand what they mean. Knowing the difference can – well – make a difference. Populism can be defined as … Continue reading
Our Third District Representative is pretty much a non-starter when it comes to helping our district and its residents. Since he took office in 2010, Stutzman has spent a great deal of time raising money to ensure his hold on … Continue reading
Dan Coats is a whiner. We pay our elected officials to complete a job which includes up to the day they leave office. But that seems to be too much for Coats to bear, and, instead, he would rather have … Continue reading
In a flip flop, Stutzman voted for the compromise tax bill which includes an extension of unemployment benefits. Less than one month ago, Stutzman voted against an extension of unemployment benefits. Now he has voted for the bill that includes … Continue reading
Marlin Stutzman couldn’t bring himself to vote for an international effort to end violence against women around the world by working to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage. What kind of mindset drove 157 Republicans … Continue reading
It didn’t take the Third District’s newly-minted congressional representative long to vote against the interests of the unemployed in the district he represents. The House vote on an extension of unemployment insurance for three months was put to a vote … Continue reading
Need I say anything about yesterday’s election results? Probably not, but I will anyways! The morning after elections is always full of disappointments for the losing party and candidates, but it is also a time to regroup and understand that … Continue reading
Elections have become a battle of the “polls.” A recent poll released by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics would lead a reader to surmise that the election for the Third District Congressional race is all but over with … Continue reading
The old adage “the only things certain in life are death and taxes” has become the topic of a recent misleading political commercial put forth by Marlin Stutzman. Stutzman employs scare tactics revolving around the “death” tax – officially known … Continue reading
The quarterly candidate financial reports are out, and, according to the FEC reports, Marlin has had no trouble raking in money from PACs and other special interests. As of September 30, 2010, Stutzman’s fund raising looks like this: Total Receipts: … Continue reading