Politics: December 2006

Ding Dong: Saddam is dead

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2006 | 4:13 PM | comments

They say "celebrity" deaths happen in threes. This week we've seen three people Americans have known for years pass on. First, came James Brown on Christmas Day. Then President Gerald Ford. And now Saddam Hussein has been executed in Baghdad....Read More


The year that was

Filed by Bil Browning | December 29, 2006 | 12:39 PM | comments

Lalita Amos has a hilarious post up at American Values Alliance on "The Year That Was." It's a great round-up of 2006 - with her usual wry humor. A small sample follows, but you should read the whole thing -...Read More


The passing of a true moderate

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2006 | 12:04 AM | comments

A true American patriot passed late yesterday. President Gerald Ford has died. Ford was the last moderate Republican to hold the highest office. Ford, in fact, almost didn't win re-nomination against Ronald Reagan - who swung the party further right...Read More


The Past and Future of the Republican Party in Central Indiana

Filed by Chris Douglas | December 22, 2006 | 4:18 PM | comments

People who know me well often ask how I can be Republican. Though the answer can be complex, one fundamental answer for me personally is that my parents were (and are) Republican, and I wanted to be just like them....Read More


Merry Election Recount!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2006 | 9:03 AM | comments

'Tis the season - not just the holiday season but also the post-election season of recounts. If your focus has been holiday parties, you may not have realized that in Indianapolis alone there were three election recounts conducted this year...Read More


Merry Election Recount!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2006 | 9:03 AM | comments

'Tis the season - not just the holiday season but also the post-election season of recounts. If your focus has been holiday parties, you may not have realized that in Indianapolis alone there were three election recounts conducted this year...Read More


Bayh Down, Two Gorillas And A Surprise Or Few To Go

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | December 19, 2006 | 6:48 PM | comments

Kurtz' Bayh Bayh in WaPo -- It's not the Military Commissions Act but it's another warning of declining democracy creep for which an election in the right direction is hardly a cure. Wakey-wakey!Read More


Bayh Down, Two Gorillas And A Surprise Or Few To Go

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | December 19, 2006 | 6:48 PM | comments

Kurtz' Bayh Bayh in WaPo -- It's not the Military Commissions Act but it's another warning of declining democracy creep for which an election in the right direction is hardly a cure. Wakey-wakey!Read More


New Jersey

Filed by Bil Browning | December 18, 2006 | 5:25 PM | comments

As dissappointed as we are that New Jersey's legislature decided to weasel out and give gays and lesbians civil unions rather than marriage, it is important to recognize what is happening there; even if it is happening too slowly for...Read More


Bayh won't run? Kucinich will.

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2006 | 7:32 AM | comments

The Howey Political Report and Fox News are reporting that Senator Evan Bayh will announce today that he will not seek the presidency in 2008. Sources say that Bayh and Senator Barrack Obama both visited New Hampshire recently and Bayh...Read More


Bayh won't run? Kucinich will.

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2006 | 7:32 AM | comments

The Howey Political Report and Fox News are reporting that Senator Evan Bayh will announce today that he will not seek the presidency in 2008. Sources say that Bayh and Senator Barrack Obama both visited New Hampshire recently and Bayh...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | December 14, 2006 | 7:07 PM | comments

"Hoosiers have learned that whenever the Governor issues a proposal, the Devil is always in the details. We don't know for how long he wants to lease the Lottery or whether he'd allow a private company to expand gambling in...Read More


Nuckin' Futs - 2006 in review

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2006 | 10:35 AM | comments

I thought ya'll might enjoy Jib-Jab's Year in Review. Their animations are always comedy home runs. I can't understand the part where they sing about alternative lifestyles though - anyone catch it?...Read More


New state senator Jean Breaux!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2006 | 7:05 PM | comments

Quick news flash... State Senator Billie Breaux recently resigned after winning election as the Marion County Auditor. Her daughter, Jean Breaux, ran for the vacant seat against City-County Councilor Ron Gibson. Thankfully, Jean won - 55 to 25 - an...Read More


Speaking of Fundamental Constitutional Rights.....

Filed by Chris Douglas | December 07, 2006 | 10:29 AM | comments

The following letter from a staunch Republican to the Indianapolis Star recently came to my attention: Indianapolis Star October 1, 2006 We live in an era when narrowing our constitutional rights is popular with certain special interest groups. It is...Read More


Sign of the apocalypse?

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2006 | 4:07 PM | comments

You can run but you can't hide. Armageddon is upon us. So what do you think? How will BushCo react? We know the Cheneys love their lesbian daughter - just not in a way that says their not going to...Read More


Bayh off to a not-so-good start for '08

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 05, 2006 | 4:56 PM | comments

It seems that even the hometown folks don't think Evan Bayh's bid for the presidency will ever get off the ground. A new poll on the Indy Star website asks, "Will Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., win the Democratic nomination for...Read More


Bayh off to a not-so-good start for '08

Filed by Jerame Davis | December 05, 2006 | 4:56 PM | comments

It seems that even the hometown folks don't think Evan Bayh's bid for the presidency will ever get off the ground. A new poll on the Indy Star website asks, "Will Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., win the Democratic nomination for...Read More


Reserving comment

Filed by Bil Browning | December 04, 2006 | 11:17 AM | comments

I got this via e-mail from a friend of mine. At this time I'm going to reserve comment on it (although regular readers will probably be able to automatically judge my reaction). I've mentioned it to a couple other folks...Read More