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The intrigue behind the curtain cloaking the HJR-3 debate
When the Indiana Senate cast its vote Monday on the proposed same-sex marriage ban, it all seemed pretty straightforward, even predictable. The vast majority of Republicans voted for the measure and it passed 32-17.
But outside public view, another story was playing out. In the days and hours leading up to the vote, a group of socially conservative senators was plotting in private to kill the marriage amendment.
Why Immigration Reform Matters
Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a dismal future only Democrats can relish: government growing in order to allocate scarce opportunity.
Indiana’s Nick Goepper nets bronze in slopestyle at Sochi Olympics
Two American teammates prevented Nick Goepper from becoming the first Olympic Winter Games gold medalist in slopestyle.
But a bronze medal represented a landmark achievement for a skier who grew up not in the mountains, but on the Indiana prairie.
Goepper, 19, Lawrenceburg, finished third today at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, in the first slopestyle competition held at a Winter Olympics.
Tully: IPS wants you – to share your opinion
It's worth contrasting this effort with the arrogance of union leaders and others who scold those of us who aren't educators from daring to offer our thoughts on how schools should operate. Recently, for instance, Teresa Meredith, president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, chastised me for writing about schools despite the fact that I was "never an educator."
In her eyes, it seems, those of us who are mere residents, taxpayers and parents should just shut up. In her misguided view, it appears, an operation should listen only to those who work for it, and not its customers.
Top Republicans to Call for Legal Status for Some Immigrants
The House Republican leadership’s broad framework for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party’s statement of principles. For immigrants brought to the United States illegally as young children, the Republicans would offer a path to citizenship.
Barack Obama’s lows could hurt Democrats in 5 states
Senate Democrats must defend seats this year in five of the 10 states where President Barack Obama is most unpopular.
Daily tracking numbers published Monday by Gallup highlight the treacherous map facing Democrats in the midterm elections and offer a reminder of why incumbents in West Virginia, South Dakota and Montana decided to retire rather than run again.