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Every year right after an election, I’d find a small pile of requests waiting for me from journalists. They wanted some sort of comment on what it all meant. “What are the voters telling … more
INDIANAPOLIS — 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 … more
The title of this column would seem to make no sense in light of the recent 2020 national election — which appears to have been nearly entirely a straight-ticket election. To have a … more
It’s such a perfect little story to illustrate this awful, awful year of the pandemic, cities overtaken by anarchy and an election from hell. A deer jumped through a window into an empty … more

Traveling around our four Montgomery County Vote Centers on Election Day was a great lesson in how grassroots democratic processes work here in our rural county. Most of what I saw was very, very … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb may equaled a modern plurality record with his 57-32% win over Democrat Woody Myers and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, who notched 15% (with 96% of precincts … more
In her warm, quiet voice, LaToshia Everson defines herself as “an educator in all phases of my life.” Everson is our neighbor to the south. She grew up in Greencastle where, as an African … more
Our crumbling physical infrastructure elicits frustration and complaint. Vivid descriptions of dangerous potholes, increased traffic on unsafe roads, inadequate housing, lack of public … more
As I write this, it is mere days from the presidential election, so my anxiety level is near an all-time high. I know you must be feeling it, too, but by the time many of you read this, the choice … more

Like any American who cares about this country, I have a deep interest in the results of this election. But as a politician (I think one never really retires from that job), I take a professional … more
INDIANAPOLIS — If President Trump loses to Joe Biden on Nov. 3, it will be because he alienated wide swathes of voters who supported him four years ago, as well as influential Republicans and … more
  We U.S. citizens are readying to vote soon — if we haven’t done so already. This is the heart of our democratic process so please exercise that right. Sometimes that … more
A physician encountered traditional healers while volunteering several years in a medical group serving African villages. Resentment and anger generated strong resistance to an American doctor who … more
I know what you’re up to, all you early voters. But I have to say I don’t think it’s going to work out the way you hope. You just want this all to be over — the drama, the … more

SHELBURN, Ind. — 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 … more
As the Senate held hearings and debated the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, attention understandably focused on the policy implications of a 6th conservative vote. What … more
Every day this month, come rain, shine, or frost, League of Women Voter members, Paul and Myra Abbott, come by and update the voter tally display on the courthouse lawn. People driving by see how … more
I keep pretty good track of changes in the Indiana Code, but I came across one recently that I had missed. As of last year, city police and firefighters no longer have to live inside their county or … more
CARMEL — 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 … more

Having safe and fair elections is of great concern to states. In Colorado, one of several fully vote by mail/vote at home states, studies have shown that voters and administrators alike, no matter … more
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