Stop the political spin
U.S. Rep. Rudy Yakym, R-2nd, issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Responsibility Act:
The U.S. Supreme Court’s May 25 ruling effectively rolls back significant regulatory protections for wetlands under the Clean Water Act by imposing a “test” to determine what a wetland is. Unfortunately, the test is grounded in neither science nor sense.
Last week, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita called on Gov. Eric Holcomb to send Hoosier National Guard units to the southern border to help staunch the tide of illegal immigrants.
The mammoth NFL gridiron sprawling out across Indianapolis’ southern flank has long been called “the house that Peyton Manning built,” a tribute to the Hall of Fame Colts quarterback. But it was a man who stood nearly a foot shorter and, perhaps, 75 pounds lighter, who really was responsible…
‘Where do I begin?” That was U.S. Sen. Todd Young’s response to a Capitol Hill reporter’s question after he became the first current elected Hoosier Republican officeholder to say he will not support Donald Trump’s presidential renomination in 2024.
The Michigan State Legislature has the opportunity to act right now to ensure that presidential elections will be governed by the “one person, one vote” system. They can vote to join the National Popular Vote Compact. This action would mean that whoever wins the national popular vote will wi…
With Democrat Jennifer McCormick’s official entry into the 2024 Indiana gubernatorial race, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has ruled out seeking the Democratic nomination.
Indiana Democrats will be facing an existential election this November. Already purged from rural areas and many small to medium-sized cities, holding no Statehouse constitutional offices, only two of 11 federal offices, and with superminority status in the General Assembly, the party has be…
Leave it to Al Roker at the annual White House Easter egg hunt to smoke out President Biden on whether he will seek a second term at age 82. The NBC Today Show weatherman phrased the question as to how many more Easter hunts were in the president’s future.
The ecological balance of our planet has tipped, and the ripple effects have left our ecosystems and human well-being teetering into unprecedented territory. One-quarter of plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, and over half of global economic output is dependent on nature.
Connor Sturgeon, a former star athlete at Floyd Central High School, had just shot about a half dozen of his Old National Bank colleagues with his legally purchased AR-15 when he sat in the lobby and waited behind reflective glass for the cops to come. One of the first to respond was 26-year…
For the first time in American history, a former president has been indicted, by a grand jury and district attorney in Manhattan for allegedly making pre-election hush money payoffs to a pornographic actress and a Playboy bunny.
U.S. consumers should be deeply concerned about where energy prices are heading. The worst of the global energy crisis – which drove up the cost of everything from oil and natural gas to electricity – may be over. But new storm clouds are on the horizon.
As a tobacco education specialist at Goshen Hospital, every day I see the results of a lifetime addiction to nicotine. Often, those “lifetimes” are not very long. I visit patients daily in their 30s, 40s and 50s suffering from serious chronic diseases. Cancers, cardiovascular problems and re…
The toughest job in the world is being president of the United States. And the second? Being the mayor of just about any city.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy sent a clear signal Tuesday: The chances of a debt limit breach and subsequent government default and economic calamity aren’t only very real, but fairly high. Probably higher than 50-50. Maybe a lot higher. And McCarthy has no idea how to get out of it.
To the congressional Republican rank and file, Democrats today are often described as “radical leftists” or “socialists” and even “Marxists.” There have been Hoosier Republicans who described Democrats as partisans who “don’t love our country.”
It’s been 10 years since I handed my healthy, happy, amazing son some cash in the high school parking lot so he could go out to eat with his friends after football practice.
In March 2022, Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a transgender athletics bill – a move that quite possibly could end his political career.
March roared in like a lion with heavy rains spread across Indiana. It left rivers swollen with runoff that threatened homeowners’ security and farmers’ livelihoods.
I am a descendent of two Hoosiers who fought in the American Civil War. Two of my great-great-grandfathers enlisted in Indiana regiments to preserve the United States.
When Vice President Joe Biden met with Russian President Putin at the Kremlin in March 2011, he recounted, “I looked into his eyes and I said, ‘I don’t think you have a soul.’”
The fact that there have been 67 mass shooting events in the United States this year by this date (Feb. 16) is ample evidence that something is going terribly wrong. Things are haywire in American society.
Indiana’s political scene is in distinct decline. Our congressional races are no longer competitive in general elections, whereas in past decades there would be half a dozen or so seat changes between Republicans and Democrats. Since the 2011 reapportionment, not a single congressional incum…
Perhaps it was poll after poll showing congressional approval hovering around 18 percent. Or that he never had that horde mentality; Mitch Daniels has been for the past three decades the leader of the pack. Or, perhaps, it was the Cooperstown busts of two native Hoosiers – Major League Baseb…
Indiana should lead the nation in protecting life. Mothers who choose life and families who choose adoption should receive the support they need to provide safe and loving homes to Indiana’s children. That is why we have called for the creation of a Zero Cost Adoption system for the state of…
Although marijuana has medical benefits, it is certainly not a harmless drug, especially for adolescents who can suffer long-term adverse consequences.
I spent my first 10 years living in Michigan City, which is 35 nautical miles from Chicago. I was a Cold War kid. Our bogeyman was Soviet General Secretary Nikita Khrushchev, who made a lasting impression when he took off his shoe at the United Nations, hammering the podium while threatening…
In the coming days or weeks, Mitch Daniels will make a decision about whether to return to politics by running for the Senate seat Mike Braun is vacating to seek the open governor seat.
When it comes to switching parties, the list is a long one and recently dominated by the Southland, which in the wake of the 1965 Great Society Voting Rights Act prompted an overt migration from the Democratic to the Republican party, as President Lyndon B. Johnson aptly predicted.
When my State Affairs Indiana colleague Kaitlin Lange asked Gov. Eric Holcomb what he was playing on his Spotify music list, he responded, “Feeling Stronger Every Day” by the legendary rock band Chicago.
At last, the Midwest is receiving recognition as the best portion of the nation. America's regional characteristics are remarkably durable, a diversity resistant to dissolution by the mobility of restless Americans, or by cultural homogenization driven by mass media. This especially pleases …
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