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Lee Hamilton: Why politicians run for office

Nov 18, 2022

BLOOMINGTON – If you followed this year’s elections, at some point the question probably occurred to you: Why do people do this? The endless campaign events, the constant scrutiny… and increasingly, the very real and alarming threat of political violence. What drives someone to put up with it all?I suspect that if you asked a …

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Michael Hicks: The timing of economic policy

Nov 18, 2022

MUNCIE – A reader recently suggested I write about the speed with which government policy can affect the economy. I’ve only lightly touched on this topic before, but it is both timely and interesting, and rich with theory and empirics.The best place to begin is with a timeless warning about the role of public policy …

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Morton Marcus: Hoosier Pollack and Indiana poverty

Nov 18, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS  – Officially there are 838,000 Hoosiers (13% of the population) below the federal poverty level. But that’s not close to the full story. It’s the poverty of opportunity and the poverty of thought in our state that also deserves attention.Poor quality of education, matched with poor expectations, results in a poverty of opportunity. The …

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Horse Race: Hogsett, Mueller announce; Rep. Melton running in Gary; Hamilton to retire

Nov 16, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Mayoral races for 2023 are picking up steam. On Tuesday night, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced for a third term, while in South Bend, first-term Mayor James Mueller said he would seek reelection.On Wednesday, State Rep. Eddie Melton, who briefly ran for governor in 2019, announced he was seeking the Gary Democratic mayoral …

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Brian Howey: Indiana remains, essentially, a one-party state

Nov 14, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana remains, essentially, a one-party state after Tuesday’s mid-term election. Republicans are poised to increase their state Senate and House super majorities; elected Diego Morales as secretary of state by a 14% plurality despite numerous allegations of vote fraud and sexual harassment, and came within several points of picking off the 1st Congressional …

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Craig Dunn: 10 answers to U.S. and Indiana mid-term election questions

Nov 11, 2022

CARMEL – I went into the 2022 general elections with several questions that I hoped might be answered by the ballot box. Some of my questions were answered and a few issues are still up in the air. Without any further bloviating, I bring you my 10 questions and my take on the answers.1. Was …

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Brian Howey: We witnessed Hoosier patriots on Tuesday

Nov 10, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Destiny Wells, Tom McDermott, Terri Austin, Jennifer-Ruth Green are all patriots.They all lost tough races on Tuesday. And in an election where democracy was seeking survival on the ballot, they all conceded, which is an American rite. Traditionally in Indiana, if you blubber about losing a football or basketball game or refuse to accept …

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Mark Schoeff Jr.: Green runs aground without GOP wave

Nov 10, 2022

WASHINGTON – Jennifer-Ruth Green’s bid to for an upset in the 1st CD ran aground when an expected Republican wave turned into a trickle.Green was attempting to be the first Republican to win the Northwest Indiana seat in 94 years. Her campaign was confident she had the momentum to do so going into the final …

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Jack Colwell: A Republican wave hits St. Joe County

Nov 10, 2022

SOUTH BEND – A red wave sweeping along the banks of the St. Joe River washed away the long-held image of St. Joseph County as a Democratic bastion.Republicans won control of the County Council and the County Election Board. They won the key county commissioner race to keep Republicans in all three seats on the …

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HPI Analysis: Tracing Rex Early’s Trump support to his 1996 campaign for governor and his GOP chair

Nov 15, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – I learned that Rex Early existed in the grueling aftermath of the 1986 3rd CD recount in a race between U.S. Rep. John Hiler and Democrat Tom Ward. I was a reporter for the Elkhart Truth and he was the Republican member of the Indiana Recount Commission that included new Secretary of State Evan Bayh …

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Horse Race: Buttigieg rises to top of Iowa poll

Nov 14, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS  — South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has joined former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at the top of the leaderboard in the third Monmouth University Poll of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses. Buttigieg’s gains since the summer have been across the board, with increasing support coming …

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Legendary Republican Rex Early dies

Nov 12, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Rex Early, who once saved the financially struggling Indiana Republican Party, died on Friday. Early enunciated the central truth about the reality of leading a statewide party organization: “Being state chairman with a governor and being state chairman without a governor is the difference between ice cream and dog poop.” In 2016 he was …

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HPI Analysis: Indiana remains a 1-party state; Big Young, Morales wins; Mrvan survives; So do super majorities

Nov 11, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana remains, essentially, a one-party state after Tuesday’s mid-term election. Republicans are poised to increase their Senate and House super majorities; elected Diego Morales as secretary of state by a 14% plurality despite numerous allegations of vote fraud and sexual harassment, and came within several points of picking off the 1st CD seat …

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Bray fends off caucus challenge from Messmer

Nov 10, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray fended off a leadership from Sen. Mark Messmer on Wednesday, though vote totals were not released. “(Messmer is) totally entitled to make a run at that – no problem with that whatsoever,” Bray told the Capital Chronicle, adding that he “did not” struggle to gain majority support from …

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