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A Letter to Muncie Democrats

By: Todd Smekens I wanted to reach out to registered Muncie Democratic voters who are swearing off all democratic candidates because of the corruption within the Nichol’s family and the HQ at 214 N. Walnut Street (214 for short). In case you didn’t know, not all candidates are products of the Nichol’s and Tyler regime. […]

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Trump and the GOP in Sickness and Health

Koch Brothers Fund Freedom Caucus – Surprised? March 29, 2017 by Bill Moyers This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. The day after Republicans pulled the plug on Trumpcare (or was it Ryancare?), the front-page headline of the tabloid New York Post asked: “Is There a Doctor in the House?” None were in sight, but there […]

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Culture

Gallup: Race Impacts View on Affordable Care Act?

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – We enjoy the polls we receive from Gallup at Muncie Voice because it helps define trends occurring within the United States. For instance, American’s views about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare/ACA) has fluctuated over the past year. The highest disapproval was during the media storm surrounding website issues with the national […]

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Climate Change: Who’s Campaigning Against Our Environment?

MUNCIE, Indiana – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a new 2,600 page report this week compiled by over 300 scientists warning of the existing and potentially severe adverse future impact of climate change. “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more […]

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Glenda Ritz: “No Make up Snow Days for Indiana Schools”; Fights Disaster Capitalism

Photo taken by Aimee Fant at Murpah Shrine Club, Muncie, Indiana Glenda Ritz Stands for Common Sense Muncie, Indiana – As if Indiana needed another reason to support Glenda Ritz in her common-sense efforts to improve the Indiana educational system and keep it intact, according to Lydia Sheaks of the Elkhart Truth, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz […]

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Glenda Ritz is the Right Leader at the Right Time

MUNCIE, Indiana – The annual Team Democrat Banquet was this past week with Sue Errington and featured speaker Glenda Ritz, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who won a huge election victory last year against the corporate reformer’s chosen pick, Tony Bennett. In attendance were Delaware County office holders such as Sheriff Michael Scroggins, Commissioner Larry […]

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Elizabeth Warren: Battle Over American Liberalism

Since Barack Obama’s election, Democrats have been united by an increasingly reactionary oppposition. But beneath that veneer of tranquility, longstanding  political and philosophical differences over the role the government should play in our economy…

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White House: Obama is No Nixon

White House: Obama is no Nixon (via AFP) The White House was confronted by the ghost of disgraced former president Richard Nixon on Tuesday, as it battled to stem a tide of scandal that threatens to swamp Barack Obama’s second term agenda. After four years of largely dodging the grubby controversies that often dog US […]

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Kaiser’s New Book Omits Grim Ending of Dodd-Frank

‘Act of Congress’ Stresses Hopeful Creation of Dodd-Frank, Omits Grim Ending by Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica This was co-published with The Washington Post. President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in July 2010, hailing it as an overhaul to prevent the kind of crisis that hit the world economy in 2008 and one of the […]

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Delaware County Financial Woes Continue

It’s Been a Stressful Year To Be a Delaware County Public Official So, you want to run for political office and serve your fellow citizens, taxpayers, employees, and union? It’s a thankless job, or maybe worse. President of the County Council, Kevin Nemyer (D) knew before the meeting that he and other members of council […]