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Government

Indiana Ranks Poorly in US News’ Best States Report

Poor Governor Holcomb has been begging college students to stay in Indiana instead of packing their bags and heading elsewhere. As I pointed out yesterday, we rank #5 in drug using states and also #5 in CEO satisfaction. Not exactly two rankings which would attract a young worker to Indiana. Now we have another poll […]

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Government

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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Business Community Government

Muncie’s Oligarchy

The power structure in Muncie is a perfect example of an Oligarchy. In my last article, I concluded with the following question for which I’ll attempt to answer today: “If the government isn’t holding the private sector accountable and our free press/media has become more like state-sponsored public relations firms, what kind of political-economic society […]

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Community Culture Government Wellness

What is Next Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog– In case you’ve not discovered the connections between all things Muncie, we have a trust fund managed by Jud Fisher, a descendant of the Ball Family who became incredibly wealthy off access to cheap natural gas and low land and labor costs. They amassed a fortune even though their […]

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Culture Government Wellness

Indiana Ranks 28th in Nation for Child Well-being

INDIANAPOLIS — The national 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranks Indiana 28th in the nation for child well-being. Compared to neighboring states, Indiana ranks behind Illinois (22nd), Ohio (25th), and ahead of Michigan (33rd) and Kentucky (37th.) Economically, nearly 20 percent of Indiana children are living in […]

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Government

Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]

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Education Government

The State Assumes Control Over Muncie Schools

Muncie, Indiana Blog – Muncie Schools have officially been taken over by the state effective in two weeks. As most of you living in Delaware County have heard, “The Distressed Unit Appeal Board (“DUAB”) designated Muncie Community Schools as a distressed political subdivision pursuant to Indiana Code 6-1.1-20.3-7.1. This means that effective January 1st, 2018, […]

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Business Government

Indiana Policy Review Against Wind Energy

The Fallacious Argument by Koch Brothers Against Wind Energy By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – As a media critic, I am equally tough on all U.S. media sources. While they all collect and share news stories, there is an underlying bias while some are just plain propaganda. When I come across an article published […]

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Community Government

Lane Siekman Speaks to Rural Indiana

By: Lane Siekman You know how a particular song just seems to speak to you at a point in your life. The words evoke memories and feelings that fill you with thoughts and emotions. It tends to play constantly in your head and make you reflect on your life and where you are at in […]

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Business City County Government Wellness

Indiana Workers Just Got Sucker Punched by GOP

Hoosiers’ Income Lagging for Decades Muncie, Indiana Blog – As a journalist and progressive, it’s difficult to share these type of facts with workers residing in Muncie, Delaware County, and Indiana. Although each week and month we pay bills, we instinctively know that our incomes aren’t keeping up. We hear the Pope and national leaders […]