Majority in Indiana Want Marijuana Regulated Like Alcohol

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 11:01 am

Add Indiana to the rapidly growing list of states where there is clear proof a majority of people think it is time to end the prohibition against marijuana.

 

Head of Indiana State Police Says He Would Legalize and Tax Marijuana

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 9:55 am

In a meeting before local lawmakers the head of the Indiana State Police said that if it was up to him, he would personally choose to legalize and regulate marijuana.

Come Saturday Morning: Voter Fraud and Misrepresentation Exists – And It’s Committed by Republicans

By: Saturday November 3, 2012 6:45 am

Republicans nationwide are pushing laws they claim are intended to “stop voter fraud” which they imply is committed mostly by nonwhites and non-Republicans. But in the rare instances of voter fraud and misrepresentation that I’ve seen, the only people committing it are all Republicans. Here are a few examples.

IN Sen: Richard Mourdock Poll Numbers Collapse After Rape Comment

By: Friday November 2, 2012 7:35 am

For a long time the Indiana senate race looked as if it was going to be very competitive, but that all changed after Republican Candidate Richard Mourdock said after the debate early this month that he oppose abortion in the case of rape and that “even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.”

Since that rape comment, Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly has seen his standing in the polls shoot up dramatically.

How Bad Election Laws Could Decide Control of the Senate

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 10:50 am

This year features an usually high number of competitive Senate races that could result in a candidate winning with less than a majority of the vote.

US Drought Update

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 7:15 pm

The current US Drought Monitor map was published today.

All but four Chicago-area counties in the US state of Illinois are disaster counties. Illinois has 102 counties. In short, Illinois, and I mean the whole of this giant Midwest state, is a government-listed, aid eligible disaster area. Illinois is, in pertinent part a leading US producer of corn, soybeans and swine, with 76,000 farms covering 28 million acres amounting to nearly eighty percent of Illinois total land acreage.

Indiana’s C&M Conveyor (& Occupy Austin) Against Blue Sage

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Last week we heard from the United Steelworkers on behalf of C&M Conveyor, a firm in Mitchell, Indiana. They unionized with United Steel a year ago but have struggled with the company’s owners, vulture capitalists Blue Sage Capital who have refused to give them a contract while cutting their hours, wages, health care and retirement benefits. Though health insurance is theoretically provided, the insurance deductible to cover a family is $10,000, leaving some workers literally bankrupt after medical emergencies. Many workers are so broke that they qualify for food stamps.

Today we protested at Blue Sage’s downtown Austin offices.

Indiana Primary – Live Blog – Update: Lugar Loses Primary

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 3:00 pm

Final thoughts on Indiana – Richard Mourdock defeating a sitting incumbent Senator is a huge deal. Senators very rarely lose their party’s nomination. This should send shockwaves through the GOP. Lugar was, after all, one of the only six real Republican incumbents running this cycle and Orrin Hatch, another Republican incumbent up this year, has spent months also trying to fend off his own primary challenge.

This will send the message to all sitting Republicans that incumbency does not equal safety. If you don’t stick to conservatives’ principles you can be challenged and defeated. I wouldn’t be surprised if elected Republicans were even more unified and conservative moving forward.

Tomorrow Could Be the End of Dick Lugar’s Career

By: Monday May 7, 2012 11:30 am

Tomorrow is primary day in Indiana, and things are looking very bad for long time incumbent Republican Senator Dick Lugar. Lugar is trailing in the polls and is facing a serious primary challenge from State Treasurer Richard Mourdock who has the backing of the Tea Party and some of biggest spending conservative groups, including the Club for Growth and the National Rifle Association.

Indiana’s Republican Secretary of State Convicted for Voter Fraud

By: Saturday February 4, 2012 11:23 am

Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White can no longer serve in that position after he was found guilty of felony voter fraud charges. The verdict was delivered at 2:20am this morning.

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