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The Outstater

Posted: November 29, 2022

New Boss Just Like the Old Boss THE INDIANA SENATE leadership announced new committee chairmen recently for the 2023 session. We thought it would be interesting to compare the outgoing chairmen with the incoming chairmen. A handy way to do that is to compare ratings of the individual legislators on IndianaScorecard.org, an independent web site that measures Read the full article…


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The Outstater

Posted: November 28, 2022

Civil Rights Rethought For the use of the membership only. HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT, we’re going to talk about race. What would you think if your city council started all over on civil rights, dismantled its “equity” mechanisms and agencies, erased all references from the municipal code and operations? Before you answer, know that we Read the full article…


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Morris: Politics and the Mongolian Sheep

Posted: November 28, 2022

by Leo Morris There was a story out of Inner Mongolia in North China last month about a flock of sheep in a farmer’s pen walking around and around in circles for 12 days. Sheep are famous for copying the behavior of other members of the flock, which causes them to, among other things, follow Read the full article…


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Franke: Student Loan Redux

Posted: November 23, 2022

by Mark Franke The student loan crisis is back in the news and will get much more attention now that the election is past. The very real questions about the unsupportable rise in the cost of college, the amount of borrowing which occurs and the abysmally low graduation rates are still unanswered. Maybe they will Read the full article…


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Franke: Let’s Give Thanks, Not Covet or Scoff

Posted: November 21, 2022

by Mark Franke Has there ever been a time and place whose residents were blessed as generously as we Americans are in this year of our Lord 2022? I am a student of history and I sure can’t think of one. So why do we engage in so much interminable complaining? Could it be that Read the full article…


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Morris: FTX and our Pretend Money

Posted: November 21, 2022

by Leo Morris Came across this amusing story the other day: “According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration,” the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter “is home to around $700 quintillion” worth of precious metals, “— that’s $100 billion for every one of the seven billion people on Earth.” Of course, the story is Read the full article…


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