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Larry Bucshon is a heart surgeon, a Republican and a congressman. He has had employees who have reached lifetime insurance caps and ended up on Medicaid. He has seen thousands of poor Hoosiers on Medicaid denied access to health care. He paid about $40,000 a year in medical malpractice insur…
Drifting back in time, I can see my family loading up the Rambler for that Thanksgiving trip up to Grandma's house in Mishawaka.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana needs a comprehensive, statewide health strategy.
With the constitutional marriage amendment looming just over the horizon, the Indiana Republican Party is hardly one happy family living in a big tent.
On the morning of Oct. 16 - with the federal government shuttered three weeks and just hours away from the first federal default in history - U.S. Sen. Dan Coats was incredulous.
As Obamacare careens into its second month of implementation, the one conclusion I am coming to is that we may have lost the ability to govern ourselves. My faith in government is eroding like a sand castle on a Lake Michigan dune.
As the focus turns from the manufactured shutdown/default crisis in Congress to the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, there is one thing Hoosiers should focus on. Indiana is not a healthy state.
When I scan the Washington horizon, I see few, if any, heroes, at least in their current stations.
The Obamacare health exchanges got off to a disastrous start this month, plagued by systemic computer glitches. But the focus of the nation was fixated on a congressionally induced government shutdown and a potential default that could dwarf the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008 and the Great…
You know, I really hate the speed limit on Interstate 65, so instead of going 70 mph, I plan to go 95 mph.
What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.
In the five years since the mortgage bubble burst, Wall Street went into meltdown and the taxpayers from Main Street bailed the 1 percenters out, I survey friends and family who, in 2007 were quite doing well. And today, most of them struggle.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence achieved a bureaucratic goal Tuesday when the Obama administration signed off on a one-year extension of a federal waiver for the Healthy Indiana Plan.
After 16 consecutive months of Indiana's jobless rate above the national average -- it's 8.4 percent now, compared to 7.4 for the U.S. -- the cold reality is that we have a problem with a quarter of a million Hoosiers chronically out of work.
The images we saw last week are grotesque, disturbing, heartbreaking and might be just a preview of things to come.
The U.S. jobless rate is 7.4 percent. Here in Indiana, it stands at 8.4 percent.
On Aug. 24, 2001, a French stuntman named Thierry Devaux tried to bungee jump from Lady Liberty's torch in the New York Harbor. He ended up dangling on his parasail from her wrist.
NASHVILLE, Ind. | There was a basketball gym-style scoreboard outside of then Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett's Statehouse office in July 2009. A clock ticked off the time remaining in his term. The score showed Indiana's high school graduation rate at 77.8 percent.
There’s been an interesting sideshow these past couple of weeks consisting of emails from former Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett and his then-chief of staff Todd Huston about whether the writings of Professor Howard Zinn should be exposed and taug…
U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski and Marlin Stutzman are Republican conservatives in neighboring northern Indiana congressional districts. They have an ardent Tea Party base and strong cred with social conservatives.
There is no question about it. Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats is an ardent proponent for the repeal of Obamacare.
What is the cost of controversy to you, the taxpayer?
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 ...”
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are either over or winding down, but the specters of death and justice have taken a disturbing new tandem twist this year with the issues of U.S. military suicides and sexual assaults within the ranks.
Let's talk about Hoosier children.
When times change, Americans adapt.
If you’re a Democrat, you’re looking over your shoulder heading into the 2014 Affordable Care Act installation (and mid-term elections) and pointing out that people with pre-existing conditions will be covered, there no longer will be annual limits for coverage received, and that college kid…
A former Elkhart Truth colleague of mine – the grizzled police reporter David Schreiber – used to say that you could sum up 90 percent of crime in four categories: Greed and gross greed; stupidity and gross stupidity.
Mr. President, the buck stops with you.
Perhaps the most inspiring part of Otis Bowen’s legacy is that between 1946 and 1972 he delivered 3,000 Hoosier babies when he was the small town family physician in Bremen. The future Indiana governor would say that having his hands on so many emerging lives taught him “how to approach emer…
Other issues had potentially greater financial impact or will leave a more resolute imprint on people’s lives, such as Medicaid expansion and Common Core education standards.
There’s always something in Howey Politics Indiana polling that raises at least one eyebrow, and sometimes both.
“Brian, we’re going to get hit again. It’s going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I’m not in Washington.”
For the life of me, I don’t see how expanded background checks for gun purchases is an assault on the 2nd Amendment. Yet that is the phrase we hear over and over from the Indiana congressional delegation.
The headline fixation in the fledgling administration of Gov. Mike Pence has been his 10 percent income tax cut. It is what Chief of Staff Bill Smith calls, “the shiny object” and one that Senate Appropriations Chairman Luke Kenley partially restored on Thursday at 3.3 percent after it didn’…
Four months after the horrific Newtown massacre and five months after Indiana witnessed a $51 million U.S. Senate race, the political TV ads have returned.
Welcome to Indiana, the Methamphetamine State.
Chris Chocola is not a clown.
Amidst all the ribald humor, the yuks, and even “Pope LaMarr I” at the Gridiron Dinner the other night, something leaped off the gigantic video screen in the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
After listening to Gov. Mike Pence and legislative leaders at the calendar halfway point of the Indiana General Assembly, one thing is clear: We have a lot of ideology and lack a lot of metrics and answers.
In April 2008, Hillary Clinton made a campaign appearance at the Wigwam in Anderson. About two hours before she took the stage, a huge line of thousands of people encircled the historic basketball gym, waiting to get in.
INDIANAPOLIS | How is Indiana going to ensure health insurance to the “working poor?”
INDIANAPOLIS | The first actual election results of the new Indiana Congressional and legislative maps drawn in 2011 are in, and the results still reveal a flawed process.
INDIANAPOLIS | In the past 40 years, there have been 55 million abortions in the United States. With Indiana at 2.1 percent of the U.S. population, the math produces a startling statistic: Approximately 1 million Hoosiers didn’t make it into the population.
A little over a week before the New York Times’ Page 1 banner headline would proclaim - “Obama offers liberal vision: ‘We Must Act’" - an acknowledgement of sorts came forth.
All of the pomp, optimism, sunshine and prose was just exactly as it should have been as Gov. Mike Pence became the 12th Indiana congressman to ascend to the state’s top executive position and the first in more than a century to do so.
Just minutes after he sat down in my office on Wednesday to talk about his incoming administration, Gov.-elect Mike Pence hit on the very subject I had been thinking about.
On New Year's Day, Indiana's four freshman members of the U.S. House voted against the so-called fiscal cliff deal. If the deal hadn't passed — and it did by a 257 to 167 margin — most middle class families would have seen their taxes go up somewhere in the $2,000- to $3,000-a-year range.
Hoosier voters are extremely fortunate. It may seem like a very minor point, but we have the Indiana Debate Commission, a group of journalists and academics that formed in 2007 to provide a fitting forum for decision making in gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.
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