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GARRISON: Fierce hatred of the T.E.A. Party is a conundrum

May 17, 2014

T.E.A Party: Taxed Enough Already. How hard is that? I was privileged to speak at the first rally of these fine folks April 15, 2009, when about 3,000 Hoosiers gathered on the south lawn of the Statehouse in a 40-degree drizzling rain. No burning underwear, no stolen bicycles, no tussles with the police and not a single potty-mouth slogan or sign. Just folks who could make it to the event because it was held late enough in the day that they were finished with the day’s work. Yes, work, as in “having a job.”


GARRISON: Planned Parenthood's latest subsidized exploit

March 15, 2014
So I am preparing for the show one recent morning when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a story at about a new PR campaign being launched by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. The subject? Bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism for “active teens.”

GARRISON: Good ideas during the great storm, but bad policy

January 18, 2014
Folks in the business of passing laws and enforcing them must, of necessity, impose somebody’s idea of what is good on the rest of us.

GARRISON: We're on a slippery slope to socialism

November 2, 2013
Central governments are really good at just a few things. Waging war, funding interstate highways (maybe), and protecting our borders (well, sort of) come to mind.

GARRISON: The makers are getting tired of the takers

August 31, 2013
They will call it Northern Colorado if they can get the job done. Ten counties in the rich area north of Denver produce almost all the agriculture and most of the gas and oil that comes from the Mountain State. Its residents pay well over half the taxes but garner a fraction of the representation in the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

GARRISON: Indianapolis might get what it asks for

June 29, 2013
The next mayoral election might represent the functional end to Republican government in Indianapolis.

GARRISON: No, terrorism really is an Islam problem

May 4, 2013
When U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan waded through a room full of fellow soldiers, gunning down a score or more and murdering 13, he was heard continually yelling "Allahu Akbar"—a close translation of which is something like, "Allah is great."

GARRISON: When the issue is not the issue

March 2, 2013
No more than an hour had passed on that awful day at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the usual suspects began their mantra: The whole thing was because of the gun.

GARRISON: Man up for the sake of the children

January 5, 2013
Walk any street in Jerusalem or other Israeli city and you will immediately note the presence of lots of school-age kids. They’re dressed for school, often holding hands as they wind their way through busy streets to various field-trip-type excursions.

GARRISON: Turning the cover on the constitution

December 1, 2012
The last few weeks have been interesting; for all the hyperbole surrounding the presidential election, some 3 million fewer votes were cast for the president than in 2008. Go figure. As a snapshot of what that means, John McCain got 2 million more votes than Mitt Romney this year, while the president garnered 3 million fewer. In the end, the margin was about 2.5 million votes.

GARRISON: This time, the stakes truly are huge

November 3, 2012
Almost every politics-attentive person around Indianapolis probably sees the Nov. 6 elections as of huge consequence.

GARRISON: Shared beliefs will reward true conservatives, sift liberals

October 8, 2011
The organization’s impact will be significant, if not determinative, at least in statewide races.
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

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  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?