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BONIFIELD: Campus entrepreneurs need more loveRestricted Content

June 1, 2013
Jake Bonifield / Special to IBJ
Having graduated from college this past month, I have now joined the ranks of the college-educated work force.
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HOWEY: Pence sees a president in the mirror

June 1, 2013
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
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.
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KRULL: We're beginning to see the real Pence

June 1, 2013
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Now that the 2013 General Assembly has wrapped up, a few things about the state’s new governor, Republican Mike Pence, have become clear.
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ODLE: Regulate bullets the way we do drugsRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Samuel L. Odle / Special to IBJ
A study by the Violence Policy Center reveals shocking statistics about Indiana. More Hoosiers were killed by gun violence than traffic accidents in 2009—735 gun deaths versus 715 traffic deaths, according to the Washington, D.C.-based center.
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SOUDER: Pence, Long, Bosma swing differently at political curveballsRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Mark Souder / Special to IBJ
Early in the season in baseball, you can be leading the league in home runs because you can really hit a fastball, even if you can’t hit a curveball. But in the major leagues, soon all you will see is curveballs. You either adjust or you are gone.
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DANIELS: College grads must rise to the momentRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Mitchell Daniels
We meet in a time of continued economic stagnation. Economic growth in 2012 was a depressing 1.5 percent, half the historic average. Three million fewer Americans are employed than when this so-called recovery began. Economic inequality is growing, and unprecedented trillions in transfer payments have not reversed the trend. It was well said that, "We need a recovery from this recovery."
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DAVIS: Prosperity focus lost amid cordialityRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Kathy Davis / Special to IBJ
Keep the hope alive, I tell myself, keep the hope alive.
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BOEHM: Tax cuts at the expense of investment

May 4, 2013
Ted Boehm / Special to IBJ
The debate over cutting the state income tax was settled for this year, but the subject isn’t put to rest.
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MADISON: Good leaders, swine mix at StatehouseRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
James H. Madison / Special to IBJ
“We are governed by swine,” Meredith Nicholson lamented.
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MASSON: The irrationality of welfare drug testingRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
House Bill 1483, which required drug tests for recipients of public assistance, passed the House 78-17 and the Senate 38-12, but failed at the 11th hour in conference committee. However, given the level of support, it can be expected to return in future sessions.
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BOHANON: Who's afraid of a super-majority?Restricted Content

May 4, 2013
Cecil Bohanon / Special to IBJ
With the Governor’s Mansion in tow and a super-majority in both houses of the Legislature, Republicans seemed poised to impose radical change on the state.
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SADLER: CIB goes wobbly at the negotiating tableRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Doris Anne Sadler / Special to IBJ
The Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board seemed to forget that it spends tax dollars when it approved a $2 million expenditure for two new suites at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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MURPHY: The problem isn't the field, but irrelevant academiciansRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
The question is not whether political science was ever, or is now, relevant.
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WEINZAPFEL: Big challenges make political science as apt as everRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Jonathan Weinzapfel
If we want to know how to find and agree on solutions to the challenges of the day and how to get them implemented, the study of political science is incredibly important.
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LANOSGA: Why the media obsess over awardsRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Gerry Lanosga / Special to IBJ
The news business is in the thick of contest season. You’ve probably noticed.
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GARRISON: No, terrorism really is an Islam problemRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Greg Garrison / Special to IBJ
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."
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SHELLA: Bombings leave us with new realitiesRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
The Boston Marathon bombing is a tragedy that hit close to home. It will continue to hit close to home.
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WESTERHAUS-RENFROW: More black men in college than in prisonRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow / Special to IBJ
My children grew up in an autocratic household with non-negotiable expectations. “You will make your bed before you go to school.” “You will respect your elders and teachers.” And the biggest mandate, “You will go to college.”
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DOWD: Can we get Hillary without the foolery?Restricted Content

May 4, 2013
Maureen Dowd / New York Times Syndicate
Please don’t ask me this anymore.
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WAGNER: The rise of a new Hoosier swing voterRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Quick, describe a Hoosier swing voter. White, married, middle-class male from southern Indiana, somewhere between 35 and 55 years old, right?
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MARCUS: Lopsided population shift raises alarmsRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
Morton Marcus
No one pays attention to a sentence buried in the middle of a recent news story out of Indiana University.
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MAHERN: Be my waiter but not my neighborRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
City-county councilors have a nasty tradition of agreeing with one another to blackball developments within their individual districts.
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HOLCOMB: Party will invest in tech, people, constituenciesRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
Eric Holcomb / Special to IBJ
Complacency and overreach are certainly real concerns any time a political party has the type of success the Indiana Republican Party has had in recent election cycles.
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ZODY: It's a matter of time until Republicans overreachRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
John Zody
With super-majorities in both chambers, there’s been plenty of chatter about whether Republican lawmakers will stay focused on their campaign promises to build our economy and create jobs.
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HOWEY: Republicans scald selves with critiqueRestricted Content

March 30, 2013
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
It was lunchtime reading unlike any other Craig Dunn had seen.
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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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