The process of unearthing and sharing information can be as uncomfortable as it is critical to our democracy.
It was a relief last month when Gov. Eric Holcomb got out his veto pen for the very first time to strike down a proposed law that would have permitted units of government to charge up to $20 an hour to produce public records.
Our focus should be on electing women, who are woefully underrepresented in office, as well as nurturing women who already are on a professional career track but who might be looking to give back in other ways—perhaps a year or two in public service or fundraising for a candidate or taking on a leadership role in the community.
It’s going to be a long four years, but we’ve got to get through it—and make sure our democracy comes out alive.
We can make excuses and say Democrats lost in 2016 because it was a wave. It was undetectable anger, a populist outcry that didn’t show up in the polls. Or we could recognize it as an opportunity.
Make no mistake: This was a loss but not a failure. Secretary Clinton didn’t win, but she was on the ballot as the first major-party female presidential candidate in American history.
The commission, which is the oldest incorporated and independent state-level debate group in the nation, has hosted televised debates in contested primary and general election races since its birth. All of the debates are broadcast by a live statewide feed as they happen and then archived on the commission’s website.
Bayh swept into office in his early 30s eager to solve problems and work across the aisle. Not only did he balance the budget, but he turned it into a surplus.
The do-over battle between John Gregg and Mike Pence will either lead to the second term of a governor who’s proven unable to resist wading into divisive social issues or the first term of a governor whose main campaign message was not being the other guy.
Revamped ethics rules approved by the City-County Council build on an ordinance signed by former Mayor Greg Ballard in his first term. Ironically, one of the most glaring omissions in the ordinance is that it doesn’t apply to those who approved it.
If Democrat John Gregg can define himself as a worthy alternative, someone who can actually govern, the moderate moms so important in the 2012 election, might rally to his side in the governor’s race.
Superdelegates provide stability and a voice of reason—or at least a voice to raise questions about electability and what’s best for the future of the party.
I have some strategic advice for my fellow Hoosier Democrats who’ve signed up to be on the ballot: It’s time for us to stop talking about the lack of Republican leadership on big issues and instead begin providing Democratic leadership on big issues.
Hillary Clinton is running a solid state-by-state campaign to be our next president, but she’s not center stage. The Republican circus side show has occupied that space.
Chuck Todd was visibly annoyed by his guest on “Meet the Press” a few Sunday mornings ago.
With the exception of the happy task of issuing marriage licenses, the Marion County clerk oversees a panoply of important but not particularly uplifting duties: collecting child support, administering court filings, maintaining old records and running our local elections.
“I don’t want to sound mean or insulting,” the message began. He continued to ask whether I’d ever considered having plastic surgery to correct the dark circles around my eyes.