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Business Government

Rankings Show Indiana is Corrupt

By Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Who benefits from corruption? Let’s take a look at a couple of rankings to prove what I’ve been saying about Indianapolis lawmakers over the past 5+ years. The corruption mainly comes from the Donor to the Political Class. Also, as I’ve pointed out over the last several election […]

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Culture Government

New Hunting and Fishing Amendment Passed in Indiana

By: Todd Smekens March 2, 2017 Hunters and Fisherman See Their Rights Preserved Muncie, IN BLOG– Indiana has joined 19 other states in adopting a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to preserve the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife for the common good. The inclusion of the right to hunt and fish in Indiana’s constitution gives […]

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Government

Indiana’s Road Fix is About the Working Class Struggle

Hoosier’s Working Class Will Fund Crumbling Infrastructure By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana NEWS – The coming legislative session will feature a biennial budget and a fix for our crumbling infrastructure. The political posturing and rhetoric is already flying in the newspaper. Our incoming governor says he will be driven by data, not politics. As we’ve […]

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Community Culture

Who Engineered Racism in Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS –  I was fortunate to meet with Gary Younge, a very well-respected journalist from London when he first came to Muncie. Gary writes for the Guardian UK, and stayed in Muncie for five weeks, leaving shortly after the election. While he was here, it didn’t take him long to pick up on the […]

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Government

Legislative Exchange Council: United States of ALEC

The United States of ALEC Muncie, IN NEWS – Why is it important that we pay attention to what our political leaders are doing? A quote from Plato, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Do Corporations Create Jobs? Well, in this […]

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Government

Lee Hamilton: Apologist or Political Leader?

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Lots of pundits, politicians and academicians trying to explain why progressives are supporting Senator Bernie Sanders, or why fed up conservatives are supporting reality television host/billionaire, Donald Trump. However, most I’ve read in newspapers or listened to on the television are lumping both sides together and calling them “populists”. They use the […]

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Business Education

Ball State Claims, “No Teacher Shortage”

Muncie, Indiana – The Center for Media & Democracy, who investigates the American Legislative & Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Charles & David Koch corporate funded bill mill, said recently, be ready for Indiana Policy Review to spread propaganda refuting the teacher shortage in Indiana. It took less than a month before the Koch paid […]

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Community Wellness

Addiction: How did we get to a crisis mode in Indiana?

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – The Scott County, Indiana needle exchange program ushered in reluctantly by Governor Mike Pence was a sign that our drug abuse epidemic had reached a point where drug addicts were so hard up for a fix they shared used needles with others who were infected with HIV. Now there is an […]

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Community Government

Forming a Regional Development Authority is a Bad Idea

Forming A Regional Development Authority is Not in Our Best Interest MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – When Governor Mike Pence announced his Regional Cities Initiative last April, we immediately began to read the pros and cons for this program. We’ve read many articles from around the state speaking about this unfunded program offered by our governor. […]

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Business Government

Indiana: CNBC’s Business Friendly States Reveals Failed Policies

Let’s Compare ‘Business Friendly States’ MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – How would you like to make $365,000 for six weeks of work helping Governor Mike Pence shine up his tarnished reputation? Not a bad gig if you can get it. Well, this is exactly how much global propagandists, Porter Novelli, charged Hoosier taxpayers for repairing the […]