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Rich James

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

It was in the early 1980s that Indiana State University did a study about Lake County merging all towns and cities into a unigov form of government.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

Just a week ago, the front page of this newspaper provided a microcosm of what Indiana is all about.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Hammond is missing link in Lake County unity

RICH JAMES: Hammond is missing link in Lake County unity

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is on the verge of doing what no other politician has ever done – unite Lake County.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Kumstar machine-guns Ligon's reputation

RICH JAMES: Kumstar machine-guns Ligon's reputation

Some people will go to any length to get elected.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Lake County GOP should invest here

RICH JAMES: Lake County GOP should invest here

I don’t know how Lake County Republicans can get anyone to take them seriously.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Football players wrong to tackle Northwestern

RICH JAMES: Football players wrong to tackle Northwestern

I find it a bit odd that steelworkers in Gary, East Chicago, Burns Harbor and other places are financing the Northwestern University football players' fight to unionize.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: GOP platform should offer meat, not emotion

RICH JAMES: GOP platform should offer meat, not emotion

I thought they’d never ask.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Lake County cities showing vision? Really?

RICH JAMES: Lake County cities showing vision? Really?

Rep. Pete Visclosky is running around Lake County asking municipalities to pony up as much as a third of their economic development income tax proceeds for the extension of the South Shore to Dyer.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

It could have been worse. Much worse.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

I'm glad columnist dusted off underused term

In response to the March 3 letter by Mike Dancula, of Lowell, I support columnist Rich James as he continues his lengthy writing career and hope he will continue for many more years.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

RICH JAMES: Back home again in Indiana, honest to goodness

It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

I'm an NRA life member because of folks like James

Rich James says he would rather have a Little Orphan Annie decoder ring than an NRA membership.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Whatever happened to GOP's compassion?

RICH JAMES: Whatever happened to GOP's compassion?

What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Legislature hasn't delivered on government reform

RICH JAMES: Legislature hasn't delivered on government reform

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels will tell you one of his proudest accomplishments was his appointment of former Gov. Joe Kernan and Chief Justice Randall Shepard to chair the Local Government Study Commission.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

When was the last time someone said 'poppycock'?

I totally agree with state Sen. Rich Tomes about columnist Rich James. He has been a writer for far too long.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: South Shore CVA needs fiscal oversight

RICH JAMES: South Shore CVA needs fiscal oversight

It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Legislature rejecting Pence's wish list

RICH JAMES: Legislature rejecting Pence's wish list

The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence aren’t on the same page.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Columnist James should try living in Illinois instead

Talk about same old song and dance. Rich James' M.O. is always the same. Democrats are the heroes; Republicans are the villains. Yes, I am a supporter of the Republican Party, but even I'll admit I don't agree with all their policies.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: NRA's shotgun approach to recruiting backfires

RICH JAMES: NRA's shotgun approach to recruiting backfires

There are days when we all dread going to the mailbox.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
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