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Senator Joe Donnelly Walks With Big Pharma

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – You would expect the newly added Koch puppet senator, Todd Young, would kill the Canadian drug importation bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders. What might surprise you is our only elected democrat at the state level in Indiana, Joe Donnelly, also voted against the bill introduced by Bernie […]

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Culture Government Wellness

Hoosiers Are Sick: The Failure of Industrial Agriculture

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – There has been plenty of news coming from Indianapolis which has placed Indiana in a negative light. Unfortunately, all the negative news provided a smoke screen for another year of poor wellness rankings in Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing Index and County Health Rankings. Hoosiers lost out because they didn’t learn about our poor […]

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Government

Lessons in Corporate Propaganda by Fortune Mag, Mitch Daniels & Chomsky

MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – Once a year Fortune Magazine bestows a list of the top 50 leaders in the world. One of our Twitter fans sent us a link to the story showing Mitch Daniels with a 41st ranking. From the icon placed beside the link, we could tell they weren’t impressed. Normally, we wouldn’t […]

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Government Wellness

Lilly Endowment: Link Between Education Dysfunction & Poor Wellness

MUNCIE, IN –NEWS– Last week, we got the results of Gallup-Healthways wellness rankings showing Indiana slipping into the 48th spot, or slightly healthier than Kentucky and West Virginia – two other states known for polluted air and water. There is no coincidence that we also happen to be “coal loving states”. In Indiana, we depend […]

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City Community Education Government Press Releases

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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Government

IEDC Times Square Ad: Creative or Hypocritical?

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced today that it was featuring an ad at New York’s Times Square – a marketing campaign designed to draw attention to the many reasons Indiana is a state that works for business. According to the IEDC’s press release, “Indiana’s business climate already shined brighter than any Broadway marquee,” […]

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Culture

Hoosier: Republican Leadership Redefining Our Heritage

(Photo by Joe Vitti / The Star) Muncie, Indiana – The republican party and Governor Mike Pence are rewriting the history books on how Indiana is perceived if they continue their push on banning same-sex marriage. Their anti-diversity stance is the first time an amendment to our Indiana constitution will take away rights of a […]