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BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

Here’s a viewing assignment: A July edition of the PBS Frontline series titled “Losing Iraq.” 

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Foley, Sotloff and the ‘Pottery Barn rule’

BRIAN HOWEY: Foley, Sotloff and the ‘Pottery Barn rule’

The words came from the lips of Sgt. Matthew Tiblow of Hobart, stationed with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry in Kuwait in 2008.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Tax cut culture hurts cities, Indiana’s future

BRIAN HOWEY: Tax cut culture hurts cities, Indiana’s future

In the 2008 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, Democratic nominee Jill Long Thompson said she intended to save every Indiana community through what she called a “three-tiered” economic plan that would infuse distressed areas with new jobs.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence putting money where his mouth is on adoption

Sometimes folks with the biggest hearts lack comparably sized pocketbooks.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

Let’s ponder “our children” and “their children.”

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Pitchforks in our summer of discontent

BRIAN HOWEY: Pitchforks in our summer of discontent

Congress is embarrassing. Our political system is failing us.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Young’s Social Impact Bond Act an innovative, bipartisan effort

BRIAN HOWEY: Young’s Social Impact Bond Act an innovative, bipartisan effort

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | We live in an era of eroding faith in government while we face an array of intractable problems.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Rising up to meet Putin's thuggery

BRIAN HOWEY: Rising up to meet Putin's thuggery

Any illusions I had about the progressive nature of the Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime quickly dissipated when I returned to my Moscow Grand Marriott room in August 2007. Upon opening the door, I was greeted with the spectacle of my papers and note pads strewn about the room. It was clear t…

July 24, 2014 12:10 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: We never learned the lessons of Vietnam

BRIAN HOWEY: We never learned the lessons of Vietnam

We should remember Staff Sgt. Richard Blakley of Plainfield. And Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith of Anderson, Spec. Gregory Paul Sanders of Hobart and Sgt. Craig A. Boling of Elkhart.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Republicans, women and Latinos

BRIAN HOWEY: Republicans, women and Latinos

Less than two years after Democrats tried to tag the “war on women” label on Indiana Republicans — with some success — delegates at the GOP convention in Fort Wayne nominated the first all-female ticket in state history.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: GOP social agenda fueling Indiana Dems

BRIAN HOWEY: GOP social agenda fueling Indiana Dems

For a major state political party running on fumes, the “Big Dem Weekend” should put the Hoosier political establishment on notice that the super minority Democrats are ready to feed off what they call the “socially divisive Republican agenda.”

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Pence affixes a badge of pragmatism

BRIAN HOWEY: Pence affixes a badge of pragmatism

When the early historical accounts of Mike Pence’s first stint as a government executive are assembled, the critical moment will likely be 10 a.m. May 15, 2014.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Politics, dollars and Common Core

BRIAN HOWEY: Politics, dollars and Common Core

Did Indiana Gov. Mike Pence change course on Common Core curriculum, with the emphatic support of his super majority Republicans in the General Assembly, to put education standards back in the hands of Hoosiers? Or did he make a political decision that will play well with some factions of Re…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Social conservatives prepare for retribution

BRIAN HOWEY: Social conservatives prepare for retribution

The headlines following the primary election upsets of Indiana state Reps. Rebecca Kubacki and Kathy Heuer were along the lines of “social conservatives strike back.”

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Governorship is Pence's launching pad

BRIAN HOWEY: Governorship is Pence's launching pad

Somewhere in a faraway place, Michael Deaver and “the fellas” had to be smiling.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Mount Vernon Assembly coming to Indiana

BRIAN HOWEY: Mount Vernon Assembly coming to Indiana

In an era of congressional polarization and inability to deal with profound problems, a constitutional alternative is poised to take a second crucial step at the Indiana Statehouse in June.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Doctors Brown, Bucshon become seekers

BRIAN HOWEY: Doctors Brown, Bucshon become seekers

Seated across the table from me at Cafe Patachou were Drs. Tim Brown and Larry Bucshon.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
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