News & Editorial

Colfax, Republicans and the Fight for Freedom

If you have not seen the Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln”, I would highly recommend that you do so. It is a movie that depicts accurately the end of the Civil War and the politics behind the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude. It was a movie that elicited a variety of emotions from me: laughter, anger, pride and of course… Read More

St. Joe County GOP Serious Rather than a Joke – Howey Politics

“48. St. Joseph County Republican Chair Deb Fleming: She is making the GOP county effort serious rather than a joke. With election of a Republican commissioner this time, the GOP now for the first time since the 1970s has 2-1 control of the board of commissioners. And State Rep. Dale DeVon won HD5 vacated by Craig Fry.” – Howey Politics In case you missed it;… Read More


Twitter was a blaze last night during and after President Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) address. Depending on which feeds you were following and hash tags you were using, you heard two completely different stories. But we are all rational people here and know that there is, and can only be one truth. The truth is that, once again, Obama lied. In his speech,… Read More

Andrea Neal: Pence’s Tax Cut Plan Just a Start

Popular perception to the contrary, Indiana is not a low-tax state. When you add up all the different taxes — property, sales and income assessed by federal, state or local government — we rank right in the middle. Twenty-three states have lower overall tax loads than Indiana’s. A few more may join them if they follow through with plans to reform their tax systems. This… Read More

Mike Pence: Why Indiana Needs a Tax Cut

Indianapolis Star, March 18, 2013 On March 10, The Indianapolis Star published an editorial, “Pence tax cut not prudent;” and while I disagree with the paper’s conclusion, its praise of fiscal discipline is a testament to the kind of state Indiana has become. Our administration’s budget is balanced and responsible. While designing our budget, I made it clear that Indiana’s fiscal health was a top… Read More

Democrat Control Came Via Welfare State Voters

By JOHN F. GASKI Posted 03/20/2013 One other pillar of the liberal Democrats’ systematic takeover genuinely was a conscious conspiracy — no conspiracy theory — and has even received belated recognition recently. If you are old enough, you can remember Democrats such as Ted Kennedy, in their rare candid moments, rhapsodizing that someday, when they could get 50% of the U.S. population plus one receiving… Read More

America’s Sharp Left Turn Began With Education Takeover

By JOHN F. GASKI Posted 03/19/2013 Many Americans are wondering how their country, a supposed “center-right” nation, reached the point of electing and reelecting the most radical leftist administration in its history. Indeed, a long chain of events giving rise to a confluence of societal changes had to occur for such a fundamental reordering to take place. What exactly were they? How did this happen?… Read More

Protecting the Second Amendment: A note from Senator Coats

Another issue I have heard about from many Hoosiers is gun ownership. Legislation affecting existing gun laws currently is being negotiated in Congress, and I will carefully review the details of any bill that comes before the full Senate. This week I joined with a group of senators in writing to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to express our support for the Second Amendment… Read More

Statement from Gov. Pence on passing of former Gov. Otis Bowen

Having been informed by members of the immediate family of Governor Otis R. Bowen that the former governor passed away at 6:18 p.m. on …Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson, Indiana, Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement: “Governor Otis R. Bowen’s contributions to the life of this state and nation are incalculable, and I mark his passing with… Read More

Walorski, Sanchez Introduce Whistleblower Protections Bill for Military Sexual Assault Victims

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of today’s Pentagon report stating a disturbing rise in sexual assault in the military, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), members of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation providing protections for survivors of military sexual violence. The bill strengthens existing military whistleblower protection laws to clarify that victims of sexual crimes are protected from… Read More