Brian A.Howey / Special to IBJ

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HOWEY: Good mayors are getting things done

August 3, 2013
These past few weeks, we’ve seen more sclerosis in Washington, this time with the farm bill. On a topic that begged for compromise, everyone dug in, and there was celebration in some quarters even as they were spitting ashes out of their mouths.

HOWEY: Pence sees a president in the mirror

June 1, 2013
Last month, we learned that Gov. Mike Pence was in New York attending an Indiana economic development event in Yankee Stadium. Earlier, he had been at a Republican Governors Association conference in New Orleans. A few days later, he was in Maryland to keynote a national confab on school choice.

HOWEY: Republicans scald selves with critique

March 30, 2013
It was lunchtime reading unlike any other Craig Dunn had seen.

HOWEY: Nothing simple about Obama and Indiana

February 2, 2013
When it comes to President Barack Obama and Hoosiers, well, it’s complicated.

HOWEY: Unchastened Chocola soldiers on

December 15, 2012
One thing is clear in the troubling weeks following the loss of a Republican U.S. Senate seat in Indiana: Chris Chocola will not give up easily in his quest for ideological purity.

HOWEY: Mourdock camp ran a bad campaign

November 17, 2012
A couple of days after Richard Mourdock upset U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar in the May primary, Howard County Republican Chairman Craig Dunn called me. Would I be open to a “clear the air” meeting with Mourdock?

HOWEY: Super PACs will likely lead to corruption

October 13, 2012
Last summer, when the conservative Americans for Prosperity dumped $700,000 into Indiana on a TV ad attacking Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly, I posted a story on the Howey Politics Indiana website talking about how the Super PAC was running the ad “on behalf” of Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock.

HOWEY: Mourdock not sounding like old self

September 15, 2012
With every public survey since the May primary repeatedly showing Republican U.S. Senate nominee Richard Mourdock in a dead heat with Democrat Joe Donnelly, the Indiana treasurer has taken on a remake of his battered image.

HOWEY: Incensed voters shoving pols to the exits

August 18, 2012
You say you want a revolution? You believe we need constitutional term limits?

HOWEY: Obama plays the immigration card

July 14, 2012
After the Arizona ruling, the issue only gets more complicated for Republicans.

HOWEY: Should Coats be worried about 2016?

June 16, 2012
He has about 2-1/2 years to bone up on his Tea Party cred.

HOWEY: Absolutely, Donnelly can beat Mourdock

May 19, 2012
Forget about your heart and look at the numbers.

HOWEY: Window for government reform is closing

April 14, 2012
Daniels acknowledged much of the agenda will be unfulfilled when he leaves office.

HOWEY: Gregg, Pence unveiling few policy details

March 17, 2012
Websites for the candidates have no “policy” sections.

HOWEY: Middle class kicked by declining home values

February 18, 2012
Could there be new collusion in the appraisal network?

HOWEY: In the twilight of the Daniels governorship

January 21, 2012
Daniels is coming off of seismic education reforms.

HOWEY: Mayoral glass ceiling persists in big cities

December 24, 2011
A male candidate is more likely to get away with the bare-knuckled political brawls than a young mother.

HOWEY: Expensive anti-Washington obstinance

November 26, 2011
When it comes to investment in mass transit, the critics always point out the costs.

HOWEY: Grave questions about elections integrity

October 22, 2011
We find that Barack Obama and possibly Hillary Clinton did not actually qualify for the 2008 presidential primary.

HOWEY: Hinkle's icky predicament when he's 64

September 24, 2011
In addition to his clothes, confidentiality and dignity, he has been stripped of his committee chairmanships.

HOWEY: Tax caps might force government mergers

August 20, 2011
Citizens are only now waking up to the notion that vital services will be cut unless dramatic changes are made.

HOWEY: Bauer, other aged House Dems should go

July 23, 2011
Thus, out of this blood, sweat, angst and smoke, we learned that this past spring, Bauer actually contemplated a run … for governor!

HOWEY: Mourdock's big GOP gamble is taking hits

June 25, 2011

HOWEY: Bosma oversees calm, compelling change

May 21, 2011
A younger Bosma during an earlier stint as speaker might have responded with acid rhetoric and ultimatums.

HOWEY: Let's count who might run for Congress

April 23, 2011
The most interesting will come in the new 6th congressional district that just about everyone expects to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Mike Pence for a 2012 gubernatorial run.

HOWEY: The beaten path between Indiana and Japan

March 26, 2011
What has become clear to me ... is how important our Japanese friends and partners are to the 21st century Indiana experience.
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