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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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

I felt a brief surge of hope a few weeks ago about Congress. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. B…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

Tuesday's primary election proved Porter County isn't the paradise many public officials believe it to be.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: A Long shot at Washington dysfunction

Indiana Senate President David Long has invited legislators from every state to join him at Mount Vernon for a Pearl Harbor Day discussion of amending the U.S. Constitution.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Strife isn't o'er, battle isn't won

EDITORIAL: Strife isn't o'er, battle isn't won

What was gained Wednesday night with legislation to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit was a temporary reprieve, not a victory.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: Porter County Council must pick up pace

The Porter County Council has developed a pattern of indecision and postponement. This dysfunction must not continue.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
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