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SWAYZE: Beyond symptoms to root causes

August 3, 2013
It hurts to watch crime escalate in Indianapolis, especially among African-American boys and girls.

SWAYZE: Scrutinize abortion like the industry it is

June 1, 2013
The details of the Kermit Gosnell trial in Pennsylvania are gruesome, yet they signal a warning to all states. Abortion is an industry, not just a political or religious issue.

SWAYZE: Obamacare is more mess than cure

March 30, 2013
One-sixth of our economy has a big question mark around it. It’s OK to call “it” Obamacare now, but we still don’t know what it is.

SWAYZE: Full speed ahead on social issues

February 2, 2013
Beware the social issue? Hardly.

SWAYZE: Turbo government here for business

November 17, 2012
Now that Indiana is right-to-work, voters have given Gov.-elect Mike Pence a legislative escort through his Roadmap for Indiana. Super-majorities in the House and Senate will help him build on Gov. Daniels’ success to make Indiana a state that works.

SWAYZE: The real 'war' is now about abortion

October 13, 2012
The slogan “war on women” has gained traction in the election, but it is an old notion and a war that’s already been won.

SWAYZE: Where the real war on women rages

September 15, 2012
War on women? The only one I see is the plight of the single mother suffering from broken commitments, her own poor choices, and an overwhelmed system poorly designed to serve her and her children.

SWAYZE: Coats is key figure in federalism battle

August 18, 2012
As pressure mounts from states pushing back on federal decisions and mandates, representation by their congressional delegations becomes increasingly important.

SWAYZE: Voters ready to retrieve turf from the left

July 14, 2012
Most in the political industry are continuing old-school tactics.

SWAYZE: Compromise has come at costly price

June 16, 2012
That is exactly what’s brought us debt, corruption and moral failure.

SWAYZE: Conservatism has become mainstream

May 19, 2012
Voters want to turn back to this country’s founding principles of fiscal constraint and family values.

SWAYZE: The high costs of excessive tolerance

January 21, 2012
Don’t tell me that not having a job is an excuse for hitting someone.

SWAYZE: Conservative resolutions for the New Year

December 24, 2011
No one should have to join a union if they don’t wish to and unions should respect that.

SWAYZE: Stay the good course on conservatism

November 26, 2011
Run, Mitch, run across the finish line of your final session!

SWAYZE: Stats avalanche shows marriage is key

October 22, 2011
This will be the new policy battle extraordinaire: how to look objectively at the growing stack of research that marriage does, in face, matter.

SWAYZE: Unholy liberal axis is cracking up, finally

September 24, 2011
Change is hard, for sure. But the stirring of citizens' souls in this country is exciting. "Take it back!" I shout.

SWAYZE: Fix the chaos Murphy Brown unleashed

August 20, 2011
It is time we start to look at these issues as a whole: Broken families are costing us dearly in both dollars and struggling lives.

SWAYZE: Indiana needs a stronger chief executive

July 23, 2011
People are looking for accountability from elected officials these days—not just in Indiana but across the country.

SWAYZE: Behind the Planned Parenthood debate

June 25, 2011
This certainly isn’t about health care. Approximately 97 percent of abortions are done on healthy women with healthy babies.

SWAYZE: Lugar has strayed; it's time to replace him

May 21, 2011
I never dreamed I’d compare Lugar with moderate Democrats, but his record speaks for itself.
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now