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MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am

Lowell High grad played key role in Bush library exhibits

A history lover since childhood and a former Lowell resident, Julie Govert helped make history Thursday.

April 25, 2013 7:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Voter registration, turnout vital to rebuilding U.S.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voter registration, turnout vital to rebuilding U.S.

The future vitality of America hangs in the balance as we approach the pivotal and historic election on Nov. 6.

August 21, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Ryan pick can help republic, Republicans – if they’re smart

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ryan pick can help republic, Republicans – if they’re smart

‘We want to make sure that we preserve and protect Medicare,’ Mitt Romney declared Aug. 13 in Florida, a crucial state where senior citizens are numerous.

August 18, 2012 12:00 am
Obama and former Presidents congratulate teen who earns Eagle Scout Honor

Obama and former Presidents congratulate teen who earns Eagle Scout Honor

CROWN POINT | Highlighting the induction of Crown Point teen Nicklaus Palmer into the rank of Eagle Scout was the reading of congratulatory letters from President Barak Obama and four past United States presidents.

June 27, 2012 2:13 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: By any measure, our leaders are failing us

BRIAN HOWEY: By any measure, our leaders are failing us

We live in in perhaps the wealthiest and most influential country in the history of civilization.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Wisconsin recall election has regional, national significance

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wisconsin recall election has regional, national significance

The election defeat of the effort to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is significant for national politics, in particular the Midwest. Democratic nominee Tom Barrett, Milwaukee's mayor, faced Walker in a replay of their 2010 election contest.

June 09, 2012 12:00 am
Ex-Bush aide talks about 9/11, patriotism

Ex-Bush aide talks about 9/11, patriotism

SCHERERVILLE | It wasn't the normal Lake County Republican Central Committee sixth annual Reagan Breakfast where politicians extol their virtues and ask for your vote.

October 01, 2011 6:30 pm

Gov. Daniels book to be released Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will spend the next several weeks touting his new book, which hits store shelves Tuesday.

September 14, 2011 7:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Tough votes can produce indiscriminate waves

BRIAN HOWEY: Tough votes can produce indiscriminate waves

Epic votes in Congress ultimately produce political consequences, though the direction is unknown. The Iraq War resolution and the Affordable Care Act are recent ones that resulted in a demonstrable impact on future elections.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

THURM FERREE: Great political theater over raising debt limit

Blame them both, the GOP and the Democrats, for creating around the world the notion that they won't raise the debt limit and retain the full faith and credit in the American financial system. So who do we think most responsible in the latest mess?

July 21, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Deficit dithering offers pragmatic opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Deficit dithering offers pragmatic opportunity

Classic, classy conservative columnist William Safire observed early in our new century that government deficits were developing "as far as the eye can see," as spending escalated and taxes were cut by the new administration of President George W. Bush.

July 20, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Immigration reform opens door to Hispanic votes

DOUG ROSS: Immigration reform opens door to Hispanic votes

President Barack Obama has made some bold moves -- and like them or not, they're bold -- that might have ramifications in Indiana next year.

May 13, 2011 12:00 am
The charter school of thought

The charter school of thought

The debate over the federal deficit is going to involve a lot of rhetoric before the 2012 election is over, but numbers will be coming up, too. And so will charts based on the data.

May 12, 2011 5:42 pm Related

Daniels keeps 2012 talk with George W. Bush secret

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he's talked to former President George W. Bush about a possible 2012 Republican presidential run, but Daniels isn't revealing details of the conversation.

May 03, 2011 1:16 pm

THURM FERREE: How to reduce the cost of government

Topical headline, isn't it? That's what we are being told by the GOP: We can operate safely with the cuts we make in this vast amount of money we receive from the taxpayers.

April 07, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Long fuse on Daniels' decision on presidential bid

BRIAN HOWEY: Long fuse on Daniels' decision on presidential bid

The past several Mondays have been blue for those of you seeking a Mitch Daniels presidential campaign.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Who cares what Danny Glover thinks, anyway?

MARK KIESLING: Who cares what Danny Glover thinks, anyway?

So now we finally know where Danny Glover stands on the standoff in Indianapolis over labor issues, and I can sleep easier.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am

S'ville native new communications director for Indiana GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | A former columnist for The Times has been named communications director of the Indiana Republican Party.

February 10, 2011 1:00 pm
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