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The Outstater

Posted: July 1, 2022

SOME YEARS AGO I witnessed the rarest of phenomenon — a politician admitting he was wrong. The former mayor of my Indiana town, a Democrat who had been faced with an economic crisis in the closing of an auto manufacturing plant, told me privately he would do things differently now. Republicans should listen to him. The mayor was Read the full article…


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Franke: The Crack in our Liberty Bell

Posted: June 30, 2022

by Mark Franke Those of my age remember how we waited impatiently each week for “The Wonderful World of Disney.” Each episode included a short film series featuring one of America’s historical heroes. Children were allowed to have American heroes back then. Daniel Boone, the Swamp Fox Francis Marion, Texas John Slaughter, Davy Crockett — what Read the full article…


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Morris: The Legislative Remedy

Posted: June 27, 2022

by Leo Morris In the aftermath of two momentous Supreme Court decisions last week on guns and abortion, emotions are running high and, indeed, starting to turn ugly. Perhaps it is a futile suggestion, but could we possibly step back, take a breath and consider the court’s actions a small victory for federalism? The Founders’ Read the full article…


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The Outstater

Posted: June 26, 2022

Sen. Young to the Ramparts ALLOW ME a short note on Sen. Todd Young’s vote against the Second Amendment. OK, the senator’s staff would be quick to correct me on that point. He didn’t actually vote against the Second Amendment. He voted in favor of “bipartisan safe communities.” Specifically, he voted to allow government to deny the Read the full article…


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The Outstater

Posted: June 23, 2022

A Political Forecast you Can Bet on WHAT DOES IT MEAN that Gov. Eric Holcomb was booed at last Friday’s lead-in to his own convention? Well, it means that the next couple of election cycles will be crazy wild. Moreover, the political and journalism classes have positioned themselves so far out of touch that they will be of Read the full article…


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Franke: Jimmy Carter Days Are Here Again

Posted: June 22, 2022

by Mark Franke The bane of retirement is trying to live on a fixed income. At least that is what everyone who is retired believes. I used to chalk this up to geezer whining. I am one, so I know their whining when I hear it. No more. We fixed-income types have a real complaint Read the full article…


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