Category Archives: Indiana

DANIELS MOVES PURDUE OFFICE OF PUBLIC RECORDS CLOSER TO HIS HEART – AND FINGERTIPS

Purdue “President” Mitch Daniels has decided to move the office of public records just a stone’s throw from his office.   He has also hired new legal counsel to oversee those pesky requests from journalists, private citizens, and lawyers. Of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Indiana, Mitch Daniels, Public Records

“RIP VAN” POSNER – SIX YEARS LATER THE JUDGE WAKES UP

Judge Posner has stunned the legal community with a rare judicial mea culpa: an admittance that he was asleep at the wheel six years ago when he wrote that he really thought voter fraud was an okay reason to have … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Constitutional Issues, Indiana, Judges, Judicial System, Politics, Rights and Liberties, U.S. Constitution, Voter Suppression, Voting

REPUBLICANS DEAL ANOTHER BLOW TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Indiana Republicans just can’t get enough of trouncing on our public school system and the parents who stand by it.  Once again, just to reinforce their love of anything non-public, Republicans gussied up the now-legal package of enticements to … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Government, Indiana, Indiana General Assembly, Mitch Daniels, Republican Party, Republicans, Tony Bennett | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

CHARLIE WHITE GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND QUALITY HOME TIME

Dismissing the argument that Charlie White should be allowed to slither out from under his felony convictions, a Hamilton County judge ordered White to serve one year on home detention providing White with an excellent opportunity to re-assess how he … Continue reading

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DANIELS MANIPULATES WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE TO PUSH PRESIDENTIAL BID

One has to hand it to the Guv – he has figured out a way to sign the bill defunding Planned Parenthood while knowing that enforcement of the bill may very well be enjoined.  His actions are pure and straightforward … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Indiana, Mitch Daniels, Planned Parenthood, Reproductive Rights, Republicans, Women's Interests | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

DANIELS DALLIES OVER DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Over the past seven years, Mitch Daniels has attempted to paint his Indiana reign as one of an orderly haven of wondrous progress in our Midwest sea of woes.  But Daniels has failed on numerous occasions.  Who can forget his … Continue reading

Posted in Indiana, Indiana General Assembly, Mitch Daniels, Politics, Republicans, Women's Interests | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

STUTZMAN VOTES AGAINST PROTECTING YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD

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

Posted in Congress, Government, Indiana, Marlin Stutzman, Republicans, Third District, Women's Interests | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

DOWNS CENTER RELEASES FLAWED POLL

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

Posted in Congress, Democrat Party, Democrats, Indiana, Marlin Stutzman, Politics, Republican Party, Republicans, Third District | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

THEY WANT WHAT! JUST FOR MY HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION!

As we morph into a society increasingly obsessed with tracking its members and assembling as much personal private data as possible in mega-databases, I would never have dreamed that my Homestead Exemption would become a vehicle to gather personal data. … Continue reading

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DAN COATS – “BORN-AGAIN HOOSIER” CRAWLS OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA WOODWORK

The following clip says it all: Dan “I’m no Hoosier Anymore” Coats has decided that he will now be a Hoosier again for the sake of his own self-interest party.  This will be an interesting primary on the Republican side … Continue reading

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