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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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Government

Randi Weingarten, It’s Our Leaders Failing America

It’s Not the Citizens, It’s Our Leaders Muncie, Indiana NEWS– I’ve never followed Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers – a labor union representing teachers within our public sector. With private sector unions taking a beating over the past several decades, the public sector has been the last bastion of hope. Education reform […]

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Business 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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Gannett Upset Over Pence’s State Run News Service

Muncie, Indiana NEWS – It’s not every day we get to look upon our friends at Gannett News media to publish a piece which helps prove our point, but today was one of those days. Governor Mike Pence’s communication’s office let slip that they are starting a state-run news service, funded by taxpayers, called “JustIN”. […]

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Business Government

Middletown Manifesto – Indiana’s Connection to the Big Lie

MUNCIE, Indiana – We chose to work within the already established “Middletown” theme for Muncie Voice because our small Indiana community is a microcosm of the struggling working class, or a casualty of the post-manufacturing industry consolidation which moved overseas during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 90’s. Muncie never recovered because […]

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Governor Mike Pence Needs to Spend Time in Muncie

MUNCIE, Indiana – Every state leader wants to see their residents happy so they’ll want to stay and raise their families. While Governor Mike Pence denies, or plays coy, about his plans to run for president in 2016, his actions tell a different story. He’s almost trying too hard to get the attention of the […]

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Government

Environment: Proposed Bill (HB1143) Weakens Executive Branch

Proposed Legislation Undermines State’s Ability to Solve Problems Indianapolis, Indiana – In our less attentive moments, we may look upon Indiana’s air and water quality with a bit of indifference: “The sky looks clear. My tap water seems okay. All seems fine with our environment.” But then we’re shaken by news that 300,000 West Virginians, […]

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Government Wellness

Gov. Mike Pence Wants Tax on Hoosiers in Poverty

It’s hard enough when 76% of ALL Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, but Gov. Mike Pence wants to increase taxes on poor people, or as he puts it, “have skin in the game”, when it comes to their health and wellness needs. I guess the idea is if you pay a forced tax into […]

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Education

Indiana Education Reform: Why All the Dysfunction?

MUNCIE, INDIANA (news) – We’ve experienced lots of excitement in Muncie with our bus referendum and school consolidation issues. At the state level, Indiana education reform is offering plenty of headlines, but only a few of us know why. For those of you living in the county who think you’re immune to all the challenges, […]

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Culture

U.S. Economics: Who is Really “Gaming the System”?

Muncie, Indiana – If you listen to Indiana conservatives: Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence, Luke Messer, Dan Coats, and all the free market pundits allowed to write in Muncie’s Gannett owned newspaper, like Larry Riley, the Indiana Policy Review and Michael Hicks, you’d think our country was full of lazy people who are “gaming the system” […]