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In his speech outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and C…
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Caesar had Brutus, Peyton Manning has Patriot fans, and Indiana Senate President David Long has Sheila Kennedy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the first constitutional convention since the nation's founding.
Daniel Harper, a student at Cameron University in Oklahoma, is the latest victim of the censorship pandemic currently infecting America’s colleges and universities.
After some remarks I gave to an Indianapolis group on Feb. 20 about defending Indiana’s laws, an audience member posed a question about the Constitution's 17th Amendment, which requires direct election of U.S. senators by voters. I replied the 17th Amendment also permits state legislatures t…
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is a zealot when it comes to state's rights. No wonder he supports a change in the way U.S. senators are chosen.
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.
James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and colleagues spent almost four months debating, writing and editing the document that would become the U.S. Constitution. It took James Brownlee, Benjamin Parke and associates only 18 days to write Indiana’s.
The voters will not see the constitutional marriage amendment on the Indiana ballot until 2016, if ever.
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.
Hammond Councilman Bill Emerson persuaded his colleagues to pass a resolution that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. If you think that sounds like a no-brainer, think again.
At Indiana’s signature annual event — the Indianapolis 500 — where we present ourselves to a worldwide audience, the actor Jim Nabors sings the words that are so dear to many of us: “Back home again, in Indiana ...”
Indiana's call for a constitutional convention -- at the federal level, not state -- didn't make it out of the House Judiciary Committee and is now dead for the year. That's a relief.
The Indiana Senate has approved legislation that could tear up the U.S. Constitution, by way of a constitutional convention. It's a dangerous move.
It's only 35 words carefully crafted by the Founding Fathers as part of the Constitution and uttered by fewer than four dozen men during our nation's history.
A look at the inauguration, in question-and-answer form.
Why does the Indiana Attorney General have to be involved in the definition-of-marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court? It’s a fair question I have been asked since the Supreme Court announced Dec. 7 it would hear two marriage-definition cases, potentially setting the stage for a landma…
As we mark today's observance of Constitution Day, I’m happy to say a national civics education program with a strong Hoosier presence is helping students at all grade levels see the U.S. Constitution in a whole new light.
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