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Should we be concerned about nuclear war?

Jan 26, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — 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 to “bury” …

Banks went from study to firebrand

Jan 26, 2023

He spent his freshman term learning about defense sector, and then came leadership The adjective “ambitious” has long accompanied Jim Banks. He’s had it since he was president of the IU College Republicans, as Whitley County Republican chairman, as a county councilman, as a state senator, and then in Congress. Throughout his political career, he …

Doden focusing on small towns, teachers, free adoptions

Jan 26, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — Eric Doden grew up in a small town – Auburn, Indiana – and is basing part of his 2024 Republican gubernatorial campaign on reviving them. “We’re going to continue to talk about the importance of our small towns,” Doden said Monday in a Howey Politics Indiana interview. “We have the Indiana Main Street …

Daniels makes DC rounds; Banks picks up endorsements

Jan 26, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — Mitch Daniels spent Wednesday talking with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as Sens. Todd Young, Steve Daines and Tim Scott. It is a prelude to the most burning question in Hoosier – and American – politics, which is whether “My Man Mitch” will make a political comeback. It’s unclear when a …

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33-year career trashed in 30-second TV ad

Jan 26, 2023

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Politics can be cruel. The career of a public servant who made a positive difference for 33 years can be trashed in the seconds of a negative TV ad. Rita Glenn, with 33 years of service in the St. Joseph County clerk’s office, 12 of those years as the clerk, wanted …

Classified smashified: Volley of found docs raises many questions

Jan 25, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s like a virus is spreading throughout the American intelligence and upper reaches of the federal government. “Classified” and “top secret” documents are turning up in Florida, Delaware and now Indiana. Last August, it was the FBI “search” of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort that cranked up the conspiracy machine once again. …

Three facts about the Indiana economy

Jan 25, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — How far back should we look to evaluate where we have been and where we are going? What factors should we consider? The wise analyst/consultant picks that period of time and those factors which make the folks paying the bill happiest. Since this column won’t pay me enough to buy a breaded tenderloin sandwich, …

Voucher programs fail to deliver

Jan 25, 2023

Lawmakers should say no to expansion ANDERSON, Ind. — The headline gets straight to the point. “After two decades of studying voucher programs,” it says, “I’m now firmly opposed to them. Here’s why public money should not be funding private tuition.” The headline appears over an article written by Joshua Cowen, a professor of education …

Some labor market facts you won’t read elsewhere

Jan 25, 2023

MUNCIE, Ind. — One area of growing frustration for me is the low quality of information Hoosiers receive about labor markets. It isn’t the incessant political spin about the monthly jobs report or the use of dubious jobs announcements that vexes me. Indiana is hardly alone in deploying political spin. I’m concerned that honest efforts …

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“I’m not the least bit worried, honestly, about losing an election. I’m worried about winning it and regretting it for six years.”

Mitch Daniels, after meeting with GOP senators about an 2024 INSen bid. Sen. Todd Young said Daniels seemed “uncertain, but very interested.”
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Classified documents found at Mike Pence’s Indiana home

Jan 24, 2023

The Indiana home of former Vice President Mike Pence is the latest to go under the political microscope after documents marked as classified were found by one of his attorneys last week, according to Reuters. A Pence representative told Reuters the former VP turned over the documents, and a letter was sent to the National …

In BanksWorld, Daniels is a ‘RINO’

Jan 20, 2023

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks had predicted a Republican tsunami last spring, but after that gusher was reduced to a trickle in November, the lawmaker from Columbia City has been on a demolition derby course.

Trio of legislators seeking City Halls

Jan 19, 2023

State Sen. Eddie Melton and State Reps. Ed Clere and Robin Shackleford have all announced mayoral candidacies.

Jim Banks announces bid for Braun Senate seat

Jan 17, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS — The predictable part of the emerging 2024 U.S. Senate race occurred early Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., declared for the seat being vacated by Mike Braun. The next decision – by former Indiana governor and Purdue University president Mitch Daniels – will determine whether this race will be a fight for …

Daniels alters INGov, INSen races

Jan 13, 2023

Daniels rules out third governor run; Crouch posts $3M; McCormick run would be historic INDIANAPOLIS – Mitch Daniels is now officially in the Indiana U.S. Senate campaign realm. The former Indiana governor and Purdue president told Based in Lafayette’s Dave Bangert on Saturday that he has ruled out a third gubernatorial bid. “Some people I …