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Is One Candidate for IN-GOV Not Pwned by Koch/ALEC Too Much to Ask?
It's a measure of the failure of Mike Pence as Governor of Indiana that he is suddenly vulnerable to defeat in the 2016 elections. People from outside the state have this idea of Indiana as an ...
ManfromMiddletown 05/02/2015 7 6 1 -
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The man who almost beat Mike Pence is back for round two
Democrat John Gregg, who lost to Mike Pence 50-47 in 2012, is back for a rematch Leading Off : • IN-Gov : On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John ...
Jeff Singer 05/01/2015 13 7 - -
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, suddenly (and unexpectedly) vulnerable, gets his first Democratic opponent
Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence On Thursday, former state House Speaker and 2012 Democratic nominee John Gregg announced that he would seek a rematch with Republican Gov. Mike ...
Jeff Singer 04/30/2015 24 34 - -
Which Democrats will challenge a weakened Mike Pence? The Daily Kos Great Mentioner checks in
What once seemed like an easy win for Republican Gov. Mike Pence is looking a lot ...
Jeff Singer 04/27/2015 17 12 - -
Indiana Says H.I.V. Outbreak Is Worsening
Things are going from bad to worse in Scott County, Indiana as new HIV cases continue to soar amongst IV drug users in Scott County and Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the GOP controlled legislature ...
unapologeticliberal777 04/19/2015 15 22 - -
Two Overlooked Indiana Outcomes that Could Haunt the Christian Right
I think there are two underreported features of the fallout from Indiana that we should make sure do not get lost in the hoo ha. One is that people are getting it that religious freedom does not ...
Frederick Clarkson 04/16/2015 111 208 1 -
Reeling from Gov. Pence's 'religious freedom' debacle, Indiana hires gobal PR firm to repair image
Here's something Indiana lawmakers probably didn't account for in their annual budget—spending $2 million on a global public relations firm to stanch the bleeding from the "right to discriminate"
Kerry Eleveld 04/15/2015 86 50 1 -
Hoosier Hostility: Not the American Way
 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence by DonkeyHotey on Flickr A fter Indiana Republicans passed a license to discriminate law,
Leo W Gerard 04/07/2015 2 7 - -
View from the left—What every Republican can learn from the cautionary tale of Mike Pence
Somehow Indiana Gov. Mike Pence ended up at the crossroads of a culture war this week and he has ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/04/2015 131 123 2 -
BREAKING: Mike Pence Signs RFRA Amendment
From The Indianapolis Star : Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a measure aimed at removing fears that the state's new "religious freedom" law would allow businesses to discriminate against gays ...
leftprogressive 04/02/2015 35 34 - -
Indiana judge sentences Purvi Patel to 20 years in jail for having a miscarriage.
Apologies if this has already been in a diary today... Purvi Patel, a South Bend Indiana woman, was sentenced to 41 years for feticide and felony neglect of a dependent on March 30, 2015. She is ...
TokayAsriel 03/30/2015 226 218 - -
Indiana Bill Signing Guest Bigots
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence won't say who the smiling bigots and homophobes were at the signing ceremony for the hateful SB 101, but many have been identified, and more could be. Any assistance in ...
Mokurai 03/29/2015 108 152 3 -
Gov. Mike Pence wants Indiana's new hate law to be 'clarified'
Mikey never saw this coming ...
Barbara Morrill 03/28/2015 304 165 2 -
The Company You Keep or just a big misunderstanding?
Living in Indiana, there is certainly a huge storm going on regarding RFRA positions. For what it's worth, the business community and press are apoplectic at the Governor and Assembly over this ...
marcie 03/28/2015 14 16 1 -
Will Teamsters and Railroaders End Indiana's Bigotry?
“To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with Indian Tribes.” So sayeth what is commonly referred to as the "commerce clause" of the United States ...
GearheadGrrrl 03/27/2015 6 26 - -
What Does a Rightwing GOP Gov Do When Faced with an HIV Crisis?
What does a rightwing Republican Governor do when he is faced with an HIV crisis? He turns to… Science and Liberal policies, of course. Probably belatedly but none the less that's where he goes ...
inclusiveheart 03/27/2015 21 34 - -
Indiana now a 'right to discriminate' state—and what that means
Indiana has the distinction of becoming the first state this year to enact a "right to discriminate" law, otherwise known as a religious "freedom" law, after Republican Gov. Mike ...
Kerry Eleveld 03/27/2015 294 110 4 -
Keith Olbermann: Still Crazy After All These Years
Yes - that crazy, liberal, Progressive, left-leaning Keith Olbermann is still at it. He's still doing crazy, liberal, Progressive, left-leaning stuff. Standing up for a minority group in America? ...
Celtic Merlin 03/26/2015 110 266 2 -
The Persecuted Majority: A Letter to Governor Pence On The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Governor Pence, It is with an abundance of gratitude in my heart and relief in my bowels that I write to congratulate you on your decision to sign the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act . I ...
Virally Suppressed 03/26/2015 9 11 1 -
If Indiana Discriminates, Gen Con will leave
Long time, no diary for me, but this is something that impacts me on a number of levels. First, embarrassment and anger toward the state of my birth. Indiana is one of a number of states looking to ...
AustinCynic 03/25/2015 129 274 1 -
Penceganda! Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will create a Pravda-esque state-run news service
Indiana Governor and possible 2016 GOP Presidential contender Mike Pence will ...
JGibson 01/27/2015 8 13 - -
The truth got me kicked out of a Mike Pence event today
I know most people's attention is on the elections a week away. But I wanted to share a quick story with you. Today was the official dedication ceremony for the recently-completed but long-overdue ...
bradams 10/29/2014 148 214 2 -
Indiana state trooper pulls woman over and asks 'do you accept Jesus Christ as your savior?'
Ellen Bogan was rolling down U.S. 27 in Union County, Indiana when she was pulled over for a traffic violation. The state trooper let her off with a warning, but not before ...
Jen Hayden 10/07/2014 467 523 6 -
Breaking: Seventh Circuit rules for marriage equality.
Just posted at Equality on Trial, a unanimous decision written by Judge Posner. The Indiana and Wisconsin bans ruled unconstitutional. Sorry for such a short diary, but I wanted to get the news out ...
roycej 09/04/2014 45 41 - -
Mike Pence joins the cult of Koch
Joan McCarter 08/29/2014 51 40 2 -
Seventh Circuit Panel Hears Marriage Equality Cases From Indiana And Wisconsin Today
A Seventh Circuit panel is hearing marriage equality cases from Indiana and Wisconsin today in Chicago. The panel was announced prior to the hearing, and it appears to be about the best panel of ...
librarisingnsf 08/26/2014 17 19 - -
The Congressman Who Cried Ebola
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) left the fraught halls of Congress to return to his home district in the heartland, this weekend, but had no time to spare for homecoming vacation activities. By Monday, ...
BetteNoir 08/05/2014 9 5 - -
Just And Fair Compensation
Article I, Section 21 of the Indiana State Constitution reads as follows: Section 21. No person's particular services shall be demanded, without just compensation. No person's property shall be ...
zenbassoon 07/29/2014 7 14 - -
The New Political Pornography: The Democratic Gerrymandering of Indiana
Fellow Kossacks, I have returned with Chapter II of my take on fantasy redistricting. Last week, I presented a pair of redistricting scenarios for my former home state of Kentucky. Tonight, we're ...
Da Fireball 07/24/2014 3 4 - -
Indians 101: President Benjamin Harrison and Indian Policy
In 1889 Benjamin Harrison, an attorney, Presbyterian church leader, and Civil War Brigadier General, was elected President of the United States. Harrison, a Republican, defeated incumbent President ...
Ojibwa 07/17/2014 9 29 - -
Indians 101: President Benjamin Harrison and Indian Reservations
In 1887, Congress passed the General Allotment Act (Dawes Act) which had the intent of assimilating Indians by making them land-owning farmers. The idea of the Dawes Act was to break up the ...
Ojibwa 07/03/2014 7 23 1 -
BREAKING: Ruling for Marriage Equality in Indiana UPDATED
Marriage equality advances after wins in Indiana and Utah Gay marriage wins in Indiana and Utah U.S. District Judge Richard Young, a President Clinton appointee, struck down Indiana’s ban on same-
Mokurai 06/25/2014 10 27 - -
A New Home For Me Professionally
Those that had followed me, might have seen me drop off the radar for a bit. This is because, I had a major life changing moment. You see, do to the attacks on the public sector and major budget ...
idbecrazyif 06/20/2014 13 69 - -
Richard Mourdock compares America to Nazi Germany
Richard Mourdock, seen here with another guy that finally went away. Today in who's comparing something to Hitler, former Republican candidate for Senate Richard "rape pregnancies are what God ...
Hunter 06/09/2014 82 51 - -
Indiana will refuse to comply with federal rape-prevention standards for juvenile offenders
That's Gov. Pence behind the 'don't tread on me' flag Another moment of clarity provided by a Republican governor; no, humane treatment of prisoners is not worthwhile if it will ...
Hunter 06/04/2014 64 134 2 -
NC-Sen: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D. IN) Helps Kay Hagan (D) Get Ready To Take On Karl Rove & The Kochs
In 2012, I proudly backed then Rep. Joe Donnelly's (D. IN) U.S. Senate bid even before Senator Dick Lugar (R. IN) was defeated in the GOP primary to Tea Party lunatic Richard Mourdock (R. IN). I ...
poopdogcomedy 05/28/2014 2 4 - -
National Organization for Marriage: Marriage Continues to Win!
This is rich. On the very same day that a judge in Arkansas (Arkansas!) declared the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, the National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown posted a ...
Steven Payne 05/11/2014 23 29 - -
Federal Judge in Indiana Grants Preliminary Injunction in ME Case Involving Terminally Ill Lesbian
Judge Young, Federal District Judge for Southern Indiana, has granted the request for preliminary injunction in the case I posted about last night regarding the terminally ill lesbian and her wife. ...
librarisingnsf 05/08/2014 6 14 - -
Terminally Ill Lesbian And Her Wife (In Indiana) Get Their Day In Court; Prelim Injunction Granted
Last month I wrote about a terminally ill lesbian who wants her marriage to her wife recognized by the state of Indiana. The judge in the case, Judge Richard Young, issued a temporary restraining ...
librarisingnsf 05/08/2014 4 17 - -
Indiana Primary Preview
This is a preview of races for the Indiana General Assembly. Nearly all the races I cover are on the GOP side, and since they have 37-13 and 69-31 edges in the Senate and House, you can see why. ...
SouthernINDem 05/05/2014 8 9 1 -
Indiana County Sheriff Big Fan of Cliven Bundy
I know that Cliven Bundy doesn't deserve any more attention, but I found this little bit of news about one of his unrepentant supporters: Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers . Seems the good ...
Merlin1963 05/02/2014 11 20 - -
President Obama Throws Teachers Under The Train
Not content to want to destroy the profession of teaching by emphasizing union busting charter schools, and after Washington state got its "Race to the Bottom" funding pulled because it wouldn't ...
zenbassoon 04/27/2014 825 355 7 -
Medicaid and Repulsivans Suck
My husband, KA Muston, and I are poor. We fall well, far, deeply below the "who the hell came up with that number?" of poorosity. No, really. We have no Kruggerands buried in the yard, no ...
SammyK 04/24/2014 14 11 - -
Want to see 7,230 tons of stimulus on the move (literally)?
I know the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka "the stimulus") is no longer a hot topic in most parts. But the stimulus is alive and well in my hometown of Madison, Indiana. Next week our ...
bradams 04/12/2014 41 111 2 -
ACA Signups: 26 Million Total (Update x2)
500,000 California signups projected by April 15! Posted by kos! 7 million? Will be much larger than that That gives us a good chance to reach 8 million nationally in the extension period. In one ...
Mokurai 04/04/2014 39 154 4 -
Is Indiana the next swing state?
Indiana, in my opinion, is one of the most exciting states in politics right now. After going for George W. Bush by 16% and 20% in uncontested races, Obama contested the state heavily despite its "...
Trosk 04/02/2014 15 8 - -
More Marriage Equality Lawsuits in Indiana
Enough is enough. Stephen Stolen, on the need for the Marriage Equality lawsuit Midori Fujii v. Indiana Governor Marriage Equality proponents in Indiana have been waiting until the danger of HJR 3 ...
Mokurai 03/16/2014 4 12 - -
Marriage Equality in Indiana: Love v. Pence
It's our turn now in Indiana, after the legislature failed to advance a Constitutional amendment against Marriage Equality, HJR 3 , with Love v. Pence , 14-cv-00015, U.S. District Court, Southern ...
Mokurai 03/10/2014 11 20 1 -
NOM Whines Over Refusal Of Service To Susana Martinez And Flirts With Defamation Against Jim Kittle
Once again, NOM is playing the persecuted victim to raise money. This time, they're crying over New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez being refused service by a hairdresser over her opposition to marriage ...
leftprogressive 03/07/2014 7 14 - -
Indiana Republican Senator disciplined for anti-gay tirade...by Senate Republicans
In a move that angered all the usual anti-gay crusaders, the Republican controlled Indiana Senate recently thwarted a push by conservatives to hold a statewide vote on marriage equality this year. ...
Steven Payne 02/21/2014 30 65 1 -
William Burroughs was a Life Long Drug Addict Who Killed His Wife
This sentiment pretty much nails what I thought about him for many years after I was first introduced to his story & his writings in the wake of discovering Allen ...
CityLightsLover 02/05/2014 32 37 - -
Indiana marriage ban amendment likely foiled...by House Republicans
This is rich. Think Progress reported this evening that due to language changes within the bill introduced by the Republican controlled Indiana House, the likelihood of the amendment passing has ...
Steven Payne 01/28/2014 33 41 - -
Indiana considers decriminalization of marijuana
I just received this missive from Torquemadawg, saying that Indiana is considering decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana. This seems sensible to me. I pass it on here without comment. ---------
HoundDog 01/22/2014 10 24 - -
Indiana House Speaker launches power play to advance ban on marriage equality and civil unions
Indiana's Republican Speaker of the House apparently didn't get the memo that Republicans need to rebrand themselves and he certainly didn't get the memo ...
Jed Lewison 01/22/2014 48 28 - 8
Freedom Indiana vs. Constitutional Marriage Ban
Indiana may be voting on a ban on Marriage Equality this coming November, because having a law against it isn't enough for Hoosier bigots. Freedom Indiana is preparing to stop this, by engaging ...
Mokurai 01/21/2014 10 17 - -
Indiana Republican lawmaker considering extreme measures to fight equality
If Indiana Republicans have their way, Indiana will not just be fighting the tide of history, but furiously backpedaling. In the past few weeks, marriage equality has been upheld in Utah and ...
Joan McCarter 01/21/2014 46 24 1 9
So Goes The Nation...So Backslides Indiana
Amid the fanfare of becoming the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana for non-medical customers, Colorado appears to be leading an inexorable trend toward relaxing pot laws that'€
joelal 01/09/2014 6 13 - -
* New Day * — WHY You Dream — Do You Remember Your Dreams?
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
paradise50 11/21/2013 140 48 1 -
10 Indianapolis Kossacks Walked Into Panchos...
... Y comió, bebió y se feliz! (Spanish for 'ate, drank, and were merry!') :D The lady in the purple ...
CityLightsLover 11/20/2013 17 24 - -
* New Day * — Do you use any unusual idioms?
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
Dragon5616 11/17/2013 461 63 - -
Indianapolis Kossack Swag at Panchos on 11 - 16? Maybe ;D
Look at these hap - hap - happy faces from the inaugural Indianapolis Kossack par - tay on September 28; I hope we have just as many or more at Panchos Taqueria at 96th St. & Allisonville Rd. at 2 ...
CityLightsLover 11/13/2013 16 17 - -
All Things Bookstore: City Lights - Pre "Howl" & Beyond "Howl"
About a month ago, Dave in Northridge featured City Lights Bookstore in this series in the context of the "Howl" obscenity trail in San Francisco in 1957 & how this well - known trial helped put ...
CityLightsLover 11/12/2013 42 70 5 -
* New Day * — Memories of Your Grandparents?
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
smileycreek 11/08/2013 144 60 - -
What Our Gun Culture Has REALLY Done
Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid Step out of line, the man come and take you away --Buffalo Springfield, "For What It's Worth" "If you see ...
zenbassoon 11/05/2013 25 37 1 -
Governor Mike Pence of Indiana calls infant mortality rate 'deplorable' - blocks Medicaid expansion
From The Statehouse File [Republican] Gov. Mike Pence on Friday called the state’s infant mortality rate – one of the worst in the nation – “deplorable” and said improving it is a key ...
Mage11an 11/02/2013 26 49 1 -
* New Day * — Would You Time-Travel? Time Travel Books or Movies You Enjoy?
h/t vetwife for today's topic Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, ...
smileycreek 11/01/2013 238 65 - -
* New Day * — Photos of Our SFKossacks' Party at DKos HQ with the Editorial Staff Friday Night
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
navajo 10/30/2013 184 90 4 -
Ideological purity... now there's a loser if there ever was one.
When purity is required, the assumption is that the ideology is right and true and if purity is achieved, the world will be saved or redeemed and all problems are solved. Forcing this purity on ...
BlueRager 10/29/2013 5 5 - -
* New Day * — Photos of NYC/NJ/Philly's Mega Meet-up + New England's & Houston's Photos
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
navajo 10/29/2013 174 73 1 -
Indiana Supt of Pub Instuction Glenda Ritz Files Suit Against Pence's State Board of Education
Democrat Glenda Ritz, a former school librarian, teacher and the Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction in Indiana, has filed a lawsuit against Gov Mike Pence's STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. ...
From the choir 10/23/2013 11 13 - -
Should Indiana's constitution enshrine bigotry? No, so let's fight back
Indiana is going to loom ...
Joan McCarter 10/18/2013 8 24 - 7
Judge Posner concedes that landmark ruling okaying Indiana voter ID law was wrongly decided
Next time, clean those glasses before writing your ruling. In his new book, [ Reflections on Judging http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780674725089-0], 31-year veteran Judge Richard Posner of the ...
Meteor Blades 10/16/2013 91 176 4 -
* New Day * — Photos from Indianapolis & L.A. Events +Today Kossacks Meet in Minneapolis!
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
navajo 10/09/2013 125 48 - -
The ACA: we deserve so much more
I belong to a sisterhood of survivors. Mostly breast cancer. We've lost many sisters along the way. Now we are the survivors, anxiously waiting for the Affordable Care Act to take us out of the ...
annan 10/09/2013 51 14 1 -
ACA: Exchange plan comparisons w/link & poll
Healthcare.gov appears to be down and many people are anxious to learn what their options are. Here's a link to a site to find out what's available in your state. Click your state on the map to get ...
annan 10/09/2013 45 12 1 -
My family just reported a UFO sighting
When you see something unusual in the sky, it captures your attention like nothing else. It is at once exciting, scary, exhilarating, dreadful, and awe-inspiring. No matter what you're doing at ...
Greek Goddess 10/09/2013 61 22 - -
It's official: I cannot keep my doctor with the ACA
So, it's official: I cannot keep my medical team together with a marketplace policy through ACA in Indiana. I am a cancer survivor, 18 years post treatment and N.E.D. For the uninitiated, N.E.D = No ...
annan 10/06/2013 411 139 3 -
Indianapolis Kossacks Ate, Drank, and Were Merry - With Photos!
Shapiro's Deli in downtown Indianapolis had not quite seen the likes of this scene, I imagine, before Saturday, September 28. :...
CityLightsLover 10/04/2013 53 55 - -
GOP congressman: 'We have to get something out of this, and I don't even know what that even is.'
Hahahahahahahahahahaha! "We're not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." -- Rep. ...
Jed Lewison 10/03/2013 255 216 2 -
Indianapolis IS More Than the 500 and Basketball!
...or the Colts or farming or any other of the stereotypes associated with Indianapolis and Indiana - or at least I frequently try to convince myself and others of that. Until I become ...
CityLightsLover 09/25/2013 45 34 1 -
REPUBLICAN STUTZMAN FROM INDIANA CUTS FOOD STAMPS WHILE FEEDING AT GOVERNMENT TROUGH
In this country, we have hypocrites, and then we have hypocrites par excellence. Indiana's Third Congressional District Representative, Marlin Stutzman, is a hypocrite of the par excellence class. ...
cwey0409 09/21/2013 15 24 1 -
House Republicans Declare War On "Carnival" Cruz
House GOP vs Senate GOP By now you all have heard about the House GOP's plan to pass a Continuing Resolution that defunds Obamacare. The complete and total abdication of power by Speaker Boehner ...
zenbassoon 09/19/2013 74 183 3 -
BREAKING: Indiana Judge Rules Right-To-Work Unconstitutional
I didn't see this diaried last night, so here it is: A Lake County Judge has ruled Indiana's Right-To-Work Law Unconstitutional. This is unbelievably huge news and a victory for Labor. Judge ...
zenbassoon 09/10/2013 158 435 4 -
* New Day * — ATTN: Hey Indianapolis, Check In Here to Meet-up! +Food Pr0n Update, Yours?
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
navajo 09/04/2013 203 49 - -
* New Day * — Got Musical Talent or Play an Instrument? ATTN: Indianapolis! New Event 4U!
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
smileycreek 08/30/2013 195 57 - -
Rate shock or cooked books? How to parse Obamacare stories
At ThinkProgress, Igor Volsky has a helpful primer on reading all those "rate shock" stories as states release the projected premium rates under ...
Joan McCarter 08/07/2013 77 43 5 7
Bennett closed two public schools rather than give them the break he gave donor's charter
It's not enough that former Indiana and Florida schools chief Tony Bennett raised the grade of a charter school run by a Republican donor during his time in Indiana. No, Bennett ...
Laura Clawson 08/02/2013 35 75 5 8
"Murder and feticide" charges dropped against Bei Bei Shuai in Indiana
We Hoosiers have one less thing be ashamed of today. Via the Free Bei Bei Shuai page on Facebook comes this outstanding news : A plea agreement has been reached in the Bei Bei Shuai case, court ...
shenderson 08/02/2013 7 20 - -
Florida schools chief to resign over grade-fixing scandal
It looks like former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett's career is not going to survive reports that, during his time in Indiana, he raised the grade of a charter school run ...
Laura Clawson 08/02/2013 65 62 3 4
AP: Emails Reveal Influential GOP Donor's Charter School Grade Raised from "C" to "A"
From Christel House, an Indiana charter shool's website : The Academy is recognized by the Indiana Department of Education as an Exemplary "A" school. The AP has ...
Heavy Mettle 07/30/2013 116 231 3 -
Tony Bennett Rigged Grades Of Charter School Owned By GOP Donor
This one's going to leave a mark. For those of you not caught up in the "education deform" movement, Indiana had been Ground Zero for a while, with Jeb Bush stooge Tony Bennett having been ...
zenbassoon 07/30/2013 94 246 3 -
Sen. Coats (R-IN) hates wind power
Coats Notes : Misguided EPA Agenda Damaging to Indiana Translation: Long-overdue EPA regulations will help Hoosiers instead of out-of-state coal interests by advancing low-cost wind power generation.
Mokurai 07/24/2013 4 12 - -
Republican government in Indiana cooks Obamacare books
Gov. Mike Pence Sticker shock! says Indiana's Republican insurance department head. Health insurance under Obamacare is going to be ridiculously expensive, according to ...
Joan McCarter 07/23/2013 53 60 1 15
Obamacare comes to Indiana
Several hundred "high risk" Hoosiers gathered in the Indianapolis Central Library to learn about the coming of Obamacare last night. As participants in Indiana's high risk pool, we were gathered to ...
annan 07/17/2013 15 28 3 -
Rachel Maddow on MTP: Gay People Exist. No Law Will Turn a Gay Person Straight
I had "Meet The Press" on yesterday and was just blown away, once again, by the strength and intelligence of Rachel Maddow. To say that having this woman be part of the national conversation is a ...
Ian Reifowitz 07/01/2013 96 132 1 -
Thirty-Three MILLION People. Egypt Rises WITH UPDATES. Morsi Has 48 Hours
You think they're upset? That's an unofficial number, of course. But that's the unofficial number of people who are out protesting against the government of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim ...
zenbassoon 07/01/2013 267 308 4 -
Carbon Footprint Friday
What did you do to reduce your carbon footprint today? And how easy, or how hard, did your community make it to do so? Today was the only day this week I got to ride to work, rather than drive. ...
dhonig 06/21/2013 25 20 - -
OFA Conference: Can we talk about KXL?
Organizing for America supports President Obama on the Keystone XL pipeline, whatever his stance turns out to be, and no matter what grassroots members want. The Web site is still BarackObama.com. ...
Mokurai 05/29/2013 8 7 - -
For Harvey Milk on Harvey Milk Day
Today is Harvey Milk Day in California. I first wrote this diary last summer for the LGBT series in the Readers & Book Lovers group, but since I can't be in California or the city he loved so much ...
CityLightsLover 05/22/2013 16 32 1 -
Sarah Palin PWNED After Tweeting, "Mr. President, most Americans hold their own umbrellas."
Attempting to jump on the bandwagon of a most inane, manufactured "scandal," Sarah Palin could not help but Tweet the following in response to Umbrella-Gate: Scandalous Hat TrickMr. President, ...
David Harris Gershon 05/18/2013 251 495 1 -
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