Now Trump, having won election on the backs of people who can ill afford to carry him, is assembling a leadership team of moneyed misfits poised to usher in an oligarchy. It is clearer than ever that the Founders’ ideals are truly the stuff of history.
I have been told that my daughter and my sisters (blood and otherwise) and I are second-class citizens whose value lies only in physical appearance, child-bearing abilities and servitude.
The scary thing about this election is that the more ivory-tower dwellers and opinion writers warn against Donald Trump, the more some alienated Americans seem to embrace him.
Even in 2016, white male privilege is so ingrained and insidious in American culture that it goes unnoticed by many, particularly its beneficiaries.
This year’s weirdness might have long-term repercussions.
Republicans cynically added provisions to the appropriations bill to relax regulations on pesticides; increase the legal maximum hours that drivers of big-rig trucks can spend on the road; and, most astounding and ironic, cut government funding of birth control services offered by Planned Parenthood.
Pence’s disagreements with Trump aren’t really disagreements.
The Indiana Supreme Court desperately needs to look more like Indiana’s population. In the court’s 200-year history, 108 justices have taken the bench. Two are women. Two are African-American.
Try being a woman who has a constitutional right to abort a pregnancy and yet is thwarted in every imaginable and ever expanding way by intrusive elected officials who think they know better and should impose their will on her.
For decades, Republican leaders—desperate to boost dwindling numbers as old white men die and minority populations grow—have embraced anyone who would have them, from corporate CEOs to white supremacists, gun enthusiasts to evangelicals, anti-abortion activists to warmongers.
I have zero faith that something like the Flint disaster can’t happen in Indiana. Govs. Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence have fought environmental protections at every turn and weakened the state’s ability to go after polluters.
The concept of Hoosier hospitality suffered some body blows in 2015, thanks largely to the person who, more than anyone, should be looking out for Indiana’s reputation: Gov. Mike Pence.
Two recent news stories would seem to have nothing to do with each other. But they represent cause and effect. Reaping what we sow.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for the many Republicans who care about their communities and country, not their neighbor’s bedroom behavior; seek elected officials to represent constituents, not plutocrats; and recognize their good fortune and do not wish to deny others.
Those pushing to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood say they are responding to a video that suggests the organization sells fetal tissue for profit.
Legislature will consider redistricting along with controversial education issues.
Some in hospitality industry think it’s inevitable General Assembly will make state smoke-free in 2011.
A statewide ban on smoking in all public places may have the momentum it needs to finally pass the Indiana General Assembly in 2011 after four unsuccessful attempts.