ARTICLES

MUTZ: Growth is answer to GOP agenda

It’s time for Republicans to stop playing defense on President Obama’s agenda and implement our own pro-growth agenda that solves the country’s biggest problems—the economy and jobs—then reap the political rewards.
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MUTZ: Arcane rules will haunt the new Congress

The priority for Congress as it convenes in a lame-duck session is to reach an agreement that averts a fiscal crisis. To accomplish that goal, it may also be necessary to agree on major changes to three arcane procedures that govern the House and Senate.
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MUTZ: More campaign disclosure necessary

Who made a campaign contribution and for how much should be public information before the election. Two court rulings since 2010 and creation of several finance vehicles have complicated and confused the situation.
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MUTZ: Change won't come without realignment

With the political landscape littered with failed attempts to end impasse and frustrated citizens worried about the need for change, many voters are saying they intend to vote for the man, not the party. Apparently they think this approach will get results.
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MUTZ: <em>Star</em> can survive media market chaos

Once upon a time, three daily newspapers operated in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Times, a Scripps-Howard paper, was first to stop its presses, in 1965, a victim of competition and the advent of aggressive electronic news sources.
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MUTZ: Break up the school building monopoly

Indiana school corporations no longer have a monopoly on public school programming because the charter movement has given families a choice. But charter schools do not have financial support from state or local government to build, remodel or lease locations for their schools.
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MUTZ: Daniels' plans for Purdue will range wide

Predicting what Daniels will tackle is as risky as second-guessing a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
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MUTZ: Neither left nor right can ignore Murray book

“Coming Apart” is about the gradual slip of the American Dream from possibility to impossibility.
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MUTZ: Ballard needs Unigov wisdom for education

For traditionalists, IPS faces a perfect storm. For a thoughtful mayor, it is a perfect opportunity.
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MUTZ: Next up in education reform: governance

Unfortunately, our existing system of elected school boards is not getting the results our state and nation need.
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