Indiana is awash in guns as homicide records proliferate

The Paper of Montgomery County

Last year was one of the bloodiest years in Indiana history as Indianapolis set yet another homicide record with 271 murders, while Evansville, Fort Wayne and South Bend all had deadly years. Perhaps, just perhaps … it’s because Indiana is awash in guns. On Tuesday, the Indiana House voted 63-29 on HB1077 the “constitutional carry”…

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How the Supreme Court could alter the Indiana Senate race

The Paper of Montgomery County

In late June 2018, Democrat U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly was cruising toward reelection and was on a conference call with Hoosier agriculture reporters when he learned that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring. “It was like I got hit in the head with a baseball bat,” Donnelly told me. “I had been watching…

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Chairman Hupfer with (hair on fire) columnist

The Paper of Montgomery County

From my “lamestream media” perch things sure do look dicey and dangerous. There’s that 36-page coup d’etat Powerpoint titled “Election Fraud, Foreign Interference & Options for 6 Jan” that President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows gave to the House Jan. 6 Committee. The Atlantic’s Barton Gellman writes that “Trump’s next coup has already begun.”…

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Holcomb on this ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’

The Paper of Montgomery County

“Disastrous.” That’s Indiana University -Northwest Economics Prof. Micah Pollak’s forecast for a second COVID perilous winter, mostly among the 50 percent of Hoosiers who are unvaccinated. Pollack added that that state and local leaders need to be “shouting from the rooftops” about the need for people to get vaccinated. Gov. Eric Holcomb found himself facing…

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Mike Pence, Roe v Wade and 2024

The Paper of Montgomery County

There have been two topics of Mike Pence for president stories in recent weeks. The first has been about Pence taking his nascent campaign to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, preparing for an upstart 2024 campaign. The second is the many articles saying he has little to no chance, particularly if former president Donald…

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