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May 14, 2024

If one wants to be a homer in Indianapolis, there’s no better time of year for it than May. This year, the Pacers have rejuvenated their playoff rivalry with the Knicks, Caitlin Clark has come to town, and the Greatest Spectacle in Racing is almost here.

And one more thing this May, the movie adaptation of John...


May 7, 2024

French philosopher and statesman Joseph de Maistre is credited with saying it first: “Every country has the government it deserves.” In America, we more often credit the sentiment to Thomas Jefferson, who specifically said, “The government you elect is the government you deserve.”

Ouch. Regardless of the version...


Apr 30, 2024

When the news broke last year that heavy metal band, Judas Priest, was coming to town for an April concert I took charge and bought reserved seats up front. When I saw them first in 1984, metal bands didn’t even sell reserved seats, we had to fight for them. That was part of the fun.

I don’t listen to metal much...


Apr 23, 2024

It’s more than math. I have had this conversation many times over the years with a variety of people, and I have been surprised by their surprise almost every time.

Whichever party is drawing the maps of legislative districts, of any kind, they draw them to benefit themselves of course. That part is math, very basic...


Apr 16, 2024

On Thursday, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita solicited the public to sue the Indiana Department of Health. I know that sounds odd, and it should sound that way, because it is odd. The IDOH is Rokita’s client.

When an agency is sued, it’s customary for the attorney general to provide legal resources for its...