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Government

What’s Happening in Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens Tough Month for Mike White It’s been a tough couple weeks for Mike White, the so-called “right-hand man” for Phil Nichols who runs the Democratic Party (DP) out of 214 N. Walnut. Allie Craycraft is listed as Party Chairman but the de facto chair is Phil Nichols. Anyway, the DP wasn’t endorsing […]

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City Government

Muncie Mayor Not Seeking Reelection

Earlier this afternoon, an emotional Dennis Tyler announced to a room full of his department heads and the press that he will not seek reelection. At 76 years of age, he’s decided that he will continue serving as the chief executive for the remaining eleven months and then spend time with his children and grandchildren. […]

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Community

Poor People’s Campaign – 2018

By: Todd Smekens Fifty Years Later MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Begins Muncie, IN Blog – Everyone is familiar with Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s work on the non-violent civil rights movement in the 1960’s which assisted in the passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Former President John F Kennedy introduced the bill to […]

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Government

Identity Politics Blurs Our Real Issues

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – What in the world is “identity politics” and why does it matter? For the Grand Ole Party, it doesn’t mean a whole lot. For Trump, he apparently wants to be identified as a racist, sexist, xenophobic nationalist. For the Democratic Party, it’s been everything. It’s also why they’ve […]

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Community

Racism + Ignorance = Manipulation Politics

By: Todd Smekens Politicians Manipulate Instead of Truth Telling Hate and racism aren’t separate┬áissues from politics. I’ve written about this often and yet, even today, I’m still dismissed as “too political”. That’s funny when you consider how much Indiana loves its hate and also loves electing Republican lawmakers. Are they really connected? Inextricably. The Chicago […]

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Business Government

Who’s Preventing Single Payer Insurance?

Big Money Against Single Payer Insurance By: Todd Smekens Muncie, IndianaBlog– Lots of interesting news floating around on the internet about the G20 Summit, Russia, Trump, #FakeNews, etc., but none of these distractions are as important as our health care crisis in America made worse by income and wealth inequality. As Warren Buffet recently lamented, […]

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Government

The New York Times Serves the Establishment

The New York Times Slimes Most Popular Politician in the U.S. Muncie, Indiana BLOG – The New York Times has been running plentiful ads on social media claiming to be the leader in “hard-hitting” journalism. I suspect the advertising campaign comes from the restructure at Fox News after the death of Roger Ailes, and the […]

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Culture Government

Democratic Party Oppression Cost Elites the Election

Muncie, IN NEWS – Lot’s of whining and complaining coming from Hillary Clinton fans and supporters of corporate owned dynastic politics. I’ve written countless times why the DNC should have tapped into the energy of the Bernie Sanders’, “Political Revolution”. I even slammed Bernie and Elizabeth Warren for selling out progressives when they endorsed Hillary […]

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Government

Third Party: The People Need Representation

Third Party is a “Spoiler” – This is a “Politically Bigoted Word” ~ Ralph Nader Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Well, the first fraudulent presidential debate was on center stage this week at Hofstra University with all pundits pointing to a clear victory for Hillary Clinton. She prepared for the political debate, whereas Donald Trump prefers […]

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Government

Indiana Primary Election: Trump and Sanders Show

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – The Indiana primary elections are coming next week on Tuesday, May 3rd to a polling place near your Indiana home. It’s already proving to be one of the biggest shows this year and despite the wins last week by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Northeast, Indiana’s primary is huge […]