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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: Mourdock's collateral damage to GOP

BRIAN HOWEY: Mourdock's collateral damage to GOP

It was fascinating – stunning, really – to watch Indiana Republican primary voters dump U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar overboard last May.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Positives, negatives of campaign 2012

BRIAN HOWEY: Positives, negatives of campaign 2012

On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Remember to be polite when using social media

YOUNG VOICES: Remember to be polite when using social media

Every four years a, magical time envelops the United States, where freedom of expression frolics throughout the fields of liberty and truth.

October 29, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: GOP's red needs more colors added

DOUG ROSS: GOP's red needs more colors added

Everyone knows certain colors have to  be mixed to get just the right shade. That applies to politics as well as printing.

October 03, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Nation's house is divided over politics in 2012

BRIAN HOWEY: Nation's house is divided over politics in 2012

I've heard this story over and over again from relatives, friends, even the Sears salesman, and I've experienced it myself: Because of the polarized nature of today's politics, old friendships are ending.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: A two-century tradition of negative attacks

ANDREA NEAL: A two-century tradition of negative attacks

Don’t blame Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the ugly tone of the 2012 presidential race. Blame John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They started it.

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Ryan’s ‘Danielspeak’ critical to the presidential race

BRIAN HOWEY: Ryan’s ‘Danielspeak’ critical to the presidential race

If you are an American – whether a Republican, Democrat or independent – Mitt Romney’s selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to the ticket is the best thing that could have happened in this critical campaign.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Ohio primary could affect Hoosier politics

DOUG ROSS: Ohio primary could affect Hoosier politics

All political junkies' eyes will be on Ohio tonight. The outcome of that Super Tuesday state's primary election could have ripples in Indiana.

March 06, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Lots of excitement on tap for political junkies

DOUG ROSS: Lots of excitement on tap for political junkies

Even before last Tuesday's municipal election, thoughts were turning to the 2012 election. There are some good races lining up for next year.

November 15, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Huntsman, Perry and that 'crazy' label

BRIAN HOWEY: Huntsman, Perry and that 'crazy' label

There stood Jon Huntsman, slender and proper, his beautiful wife Mary Kaye nearby, and about 150 Hoosier Republicans gathered in half moon formation around him. His resume is sterling: Two terms as a successful governor of Utah, two years as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, wher…

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A Daniels White House bid would have been fun

DOUG ROSS: A Daniels White House bid would have been fun

Months ago, I was sure Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would run for president. The more he delayed his announcement, the less certain I became.

May 27, 2011 12:00 am

THURM FERREE: Can't we disagree with our state government?

So many times when people respond to my biweekly columns they accuse me of hating the people I write about. Let me assure you that is not the case.

May 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Too bad Daniels chose not to run

With Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels finally deciding not to enter the 2012 presidential race, the Republican Party has lost one of the better potential candidates.

May 24, 2011 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: The world just changed in seismic ways

BRIAN HOWEY: The world just changed in seismic ways

The Navy SEALS' killing of Osama bin Laden comes at a fascinating seam in American politics and governance, as well as a particularly sensitive one in Indiana.

May 08, 2011 12:00 am

Barbour trims an impediment to Daniels White House bid

In the parlance of physics, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's announcement that he isn't running for president in 2012 might have an equal and opposite reaction in Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.

April 25, 2011 2:48 pm
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

How wide is Gov. Daniels' fence?

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is straddling the fence on the 2012 U.S. Senate race. Let's hope he doesn't slip.

March 28, 2011 10:16 pm

Daniels' 2012 stock is on the rise

Even as the Indiana House Democrats' spring break has raised questions about Gov. Mitch Daniels' chances in the 2012 presidential race -- Daniels said resolving the state's problems could take too long to make a White House bid viable -- a new poll gives Daniels high marks.

March 10, 2011 5:10 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels' actions show why he's needed in Oval Office

Gov. Mitch Daniels once again showed he is not interested in running for president. And by doing so, he has shown why he should.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
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