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CAMPBELL: Indianapolis has too many not-for-profits

March 3, 2012
We would all get together, rent out a ballroom and invite the CEO and board chair of every non-for-profit serving Indianapolis.

CAMPBELL: Lilly, Pulliam, Walker ... and Manning

February 4, 2012
Manning has been one of the most important figures in our city’s history.

CAMPBELL: Taking in the enormity of the Super Bowl

January 7, 2012
There is but one event that all of America sits down to experience together.

CAMPBELL: An eye-popping journey to the Carolinas

December 10, 2011
Make no mistake: The South is indeed rising again.

CAMPBELL: Foolishly cutting investments in the future

November 12, 2011
It boggles my mind that we balk at investing heavily in things like early education and full-day kindergarten.

CAMPBELL: Local elections should get more respect

September 10, 2011
I can’t escape stories on Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin or Donald Trump, but have to scour the Web to find a few words about Joanne Sanders, Ryan Vaughn or Ed Coleman.

CAMPBELL: What to do with Lafayette Square Mall

August 6, 2011
Safe, traditional options won’t work here; we have to get aggressive.

CAMPBELL: Let's hear more trees falling in Indianapolis

July 9, 2011
The campaigns for these new developments were essentially commercials for all these nice and livable communities outside the city.

CAMPBELL: Politics through the lens of a football fanatic

May 7, 2011
I’ve learned what everyday people have known for years: Unlike the media, we don’t pay attention to the fight.

CAMPBELL: The absurdity of our immigration politics

March 12, 2011
If proponents were serious about the issue, they would make it a crime to hire an illegal immigrant. Not a slap on the wrist, not a fine, not an audit, but a felony.

CAMPBELL: Democrats risk forfeiting signature issue

February 12, 2011
If Democrats are perceived to be an obstacle to education reform, they likely will be locked out of the room.

CAMPBELL: Most of all, mass transit needs a hero

January 8, 2011
In the next 10 to 20 years, it will be impossible to tout our region as a world-class center of innovation and entrepreneurship without meaningfully addressing transit.

CAMPBELL: A primer for government reformers

December 11, 2010
Proponents have to connect government reform to the real pocketbook issues that drive people.
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.