Jackie Walorski thinks that her constituents are idiots
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Jackie Walorski thinks that her constituents are idiots

In the wake of a Trump-inspired insurrection in the nation’s capital, all that Jackie Walorski can muster – aside from giving aid and comfort to the insurrectionists – is an empty call for unity. On January 6, 2021, Congress convened to carry out its sacred duty of counting the Electoral College votes. Previously a formality,…

Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Passes Indiana House
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Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Passes Indiana House

The Indiana House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would shield individuals, businesses and other organizations who object to a law based on their religion. The bill — which opponents call a “license to discriminate” and supporters call “religious freedom” — won the support of the Republican-controlled chamber. A Senate version of the…

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Governor Pence, Stop Targeting Vulnerable Immigrant Children for Political Points

Indiana Governor Mike Pence sent an open letter to President Obama last week, demanding the immediate deportation of children seeking refugee status in the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services has placed over 200 of these children with sponsors in Indiana. Pence complains that HHS did not notify his office and that…

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Appeals Court to Hear Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Cases on August 13

The state of Indiana’s same-sex marriage appeal will be heard before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on August 13. Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed the emergency appeal after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in June. Several thousand marriages were performed during a three-day period before the…

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The Ultra Right-Wing State Nobody Mentions

Indiana is a right-wing, conservative state. Somehow, however, the state seems to fly under the radar of the national media when they address the right-leaning activities in other states like Texas and Wisconsin. This is curious because it has frequently been Indiana at the forefront of many of the right-wing laws that have garnered attention…

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Ritz Alleges Board of Education Power Grab as Superintendent’s Role Reduced

The State Board of Education passed several resolutions on Wednesday aimed at undermining the role of the Schools Superintendent. The current Superintendent is Glenda Ritz, a Democrat who defeated incumbent Republican Tony Bennett with 53 percent of the vote in 2012. She has faced a number of roadblocks throughout her tenure. The latest attempt at…

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Governor Mike Pence Tells Indiana Agencies to Ignore Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has sent a memo to state agencies telling them to not recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state. Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage was struck down in federal court on June 25. Thousands of same-sex couples married across the state throughout a three day period before an Appeals Court granted a…