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Posts tagged with ‘Indiana’

  • Hijacking Free Speech

    By Sheila Kennedy on October 13, 2014
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    Recently, a Indiana State Trooper was sued for proselytizing a woman he’d stopped for speeding. The Indianapolis Star has the story. Not surprisingly, our homegrown theocrats saw nothing wrong with this. Micah Clark, executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana, said that although the traffic stop might not have been the best time to quiz someone about faith, […]
  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    By Sheila Kennedy on June 9, 2014
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    Periodically, lawmakers who are frustrated by their inability to change government policies of which they disapprove will propose a shortcut: they’ll reform the system itself, by convening a Constitutional Convention. Fortunately, these efforts rarely succeed. Why do I say “fortunately”? Because—like poison gas—system change is only a great weapon until the wind shifts. When activists clamor for wholesale changes or […]
  • Will Hoosier Honchos Buy Chicken Little’s Hokum?

    By Bruce Hetrick on November 13, 2013
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    A note to Gov. Mike Pence, Speaker Brian Bosma and Sen. David Long (in regard to HJR-6 on Gay Marriage). Dear Mike, Brian and David: Sorry for the impersonal salutation, but I’m writing on a personal matter. I want to ask how your marriages are faring. Mine is quite joyous, thank you. I sincerely hope you can say the same. […]
  • Poverty Threatens Our Democracy

    By Nichole Davis on October 3, 2013
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    It takes time, energy and ability to be an engaged citizen in our American democracy.  Yet, most would be surprised by the number of hours a person must work in order to live above the poverty line.  In my own state of New York, one must work 88 hours per week to live above poverty, an outlier perhaps, but in Indiana 71-88 […]