Politics: November 2005

Why Isn't This Getting More Play?

Filed by Bil Browning | November 28, 2005 | 3:59 PM | comments

European and Arabic press are reporting that President Bush laid out a plan to bomb Al-Jazeera television to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Yes, that's right. A television network office was the target for a attack Bush wanted to launch....Read More


Movin' On Up

Filed by Jerame Davis | November 16, 2005 | 4:08 AM | comments

A little tidbit from Matthew Tulley's Star column today: Now that state Sen. J. Murray Clark, R-Indianapolis, has resigned, talk is turning to his replacement. GOP leaders say City-County Councilman Isaac "Ike" Randolph of Pike Township has emerged as the...Read More


Buyer Shuts Out Veterans on Veterans Day

Filed by Ed Team | November 10, 2005 | 9:19 PM | comments

In a shameful snub of US veterans just three days before Veteran's day, our own Indiana congressman Steve Buyer, who is now the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman, on Tuesday announced that for the first time in over 50 years,...Read More


Shmoozing with Ingrid Newkirk

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2005 | 9:09 AM | comments

This story is a couple weeks old now, but PETA founder and president Ingrid Newkirk came to Indianapolis recently. She was doing a book signing at BookMamas in Irvington (which is a great little bookstore - even if they...Read More


Indy Star on Mayor's New Policy

Filed by Bil Browning | November 08, 2005 | 8:48 AM | comments

The Mayor's transgender inclusive new hiring policy for city workers made some small column space this morning. I imagine Micah Clark must be drooling in his Wheeties... Mayor Bart Peterson expanded the city hiring policy to include protection for transgender...Read More


Mayor's New Policy Values All City Employees

Filed by Ed Team | November 07, 2005 | 4:13 PM | comments

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Demonstrating his commitment to removing unnecessary barriers that stand in the way of hiring and retaining the best and brightest employees, Democratic Mayor Bart Peterson today announced the addition of gender identity to the city's non-discrimination policy....Read More


ShrubCo vs Nixon

Filed by Bil Browning | November 06, 2005 | 5:52 PM | comments

AfterDowningStreet.org has a very cool graph showing ShrubCo's race against Nixon for the honor of the lowest approval rating for a 2nd term president. Who will win? If history is an indicator, we've got about a year to go before...Read More


Goodbye Harriet - Hello Scalito!

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2005 | 7:56 AM | comments

The Chimp in Charge announced his latest nominee to the Supreme Court - Samuel Alito. The right-wing has been foaming at the mouth over the idea that an umarried woman ("At her age? Gotta be a dyke!") could hold their...Read More