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Although participation increased in the 2020 General Election in Indiana and across the country, voter turnout is (or should be) a major concern. It’s especially problematic in Indiana where it has been lagging for years. It hit rock bottom in 2014 when, by many measures, Indiana had the low…

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If it were not for the rise of Donald Trump in 2016, there wouldn’t be a Gov. Eric Holcomb. When that year began, Holcomb was running third in the Republican U.S. Senate primary field. His political fortunes began to improve when Gov. Mike Pence picked him to replace Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann.

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As we start the 2021 Indiana General Assembly, the unique circumstances and unknowns will undoubtedly figure into what and how things get accomplished. We are hopeful for a productive legislative session because there are plenty of issues for lawmakers to address that are closely or tangenti…

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When newly elected Mike Pence showed up at the U.S. Capitol for his first joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2001, he watched Vice President Al Gore declare George W. Bush and Dick Cheney as the winning Electoral College ticket. He heard Gore, who lost a bitter election that was ultimately…

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On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the whole world will be watching Vice President Mike Pence. He will find himself in the most conspicuous set of circumstances that any Hoosiers ever has.

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President Trump is scheduled to leave office at noon Jan. 20. He has had an extraordinary impact on the United States and Indiana and will leave behind a deeply divided nation.

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The year 2020 will go down as a challenging and sometimes heartbreaking year for many of us. The shock of COVID-19 along with the loss of life, liberty and ability to pursue happiness hit us all. We watched demonstrations, riots, crime surges, geopolitical unrest and uncertainty, ugly politi…

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As the Democratic presidential race wound down just as the pandemic was gearing up, there was no secret that Joe Biden had a lot of respect and affection for Pete Buttigieg.

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Whether it was North Side Gym in Elkhart or the Southport Fieldhouse, or packing Evansville’s Ford Center with 11,000 supporters in September 2018, President Trump was at the spearhead of a populist movement. His MAGA rallies filled Indiana’s basketball palaces, with thousands who couldn’t g…

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We are dealing with a crisis and headed toward a potential catastrophe. This reality has become clear during the last few weeks as our hospitals have reached or exceeded capacity. We are opening up old units, finding equipment and redeploying staff. We are tapping into resources that we neve…

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When new Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston walked out of the Indiana House of Representatives on March 11 with the COVID-19 pandemic just beginning to get a death grip on his state, he recalled, “I remember leaving this chamber believing something historic could be taking shape.”

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If you voted in last week’s election, you were part of the 66.4 percent of Americans who turned out, the most since 1900. But with President-elect Joe Biden currently at a record 77.55 million votes and President Trump’s 72.34 million votes giving the former a 5.2 million lead at this writin…

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Gov. Eric Holcomb may have equaled a modern plurality record with his 57-32 percent win over Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, who notched 15 percent (with 96 percent of precincts counted).

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is a subject that is extremely complex to understand, and even harder to combat, even under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, in the challenging environment of 2020 and the COVID pandemic, domestic violence incidents have sky…

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At this writing, Indiana reported a record high 2,800 new COVID-19 cases. This comes as Hoosiers are in the midst of deciding whether to rehire Gov. Eric Holcomb, or change course with Democrat and former health commissioner Woody Myers, or Libertarian Donald Rainwater.

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A repeated phrase I didn’t want to hear this summer was “the new normal.” This was because I knew with that phrase came the possibility that some temporary changes may eventually become permanent in our future. However, there’s another phrase that is worse and one that has belittled the comm…

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There’s a political reason that, should he be reelected, Gov. Eric Holcomb will appoint a superintendent of public instruction. Look no further than the nationally watched 5th Congressional District, where former Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Suellen Reed endorsed Democrat …

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It stands to be a future framed picture in Vice President Mike Pence’s office: On Monday, he was climbing the U.S. Capitol steps with 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett of South Bend. The tall, slender judge is adjusting her necklace; the vice president is reaching into his pocket, a look o…

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