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Indiana Lawmakers are Hoarding Hoosier’s Money

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – We’re enjoying the articles which applaud Governor Mike Pence’s honesty about overcharging Hoosiers $2 million through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). That’s a lot of money that has been taken away from Hoosiers needlessly. In fact, according to the press release, the BMV has a history of overcharging: The additional […]

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Government

Governor Pence – HIP 2.0, a “Victory for Conservatism”

Governor Mike Pence Accepts Obamacare Expansion in Indiana MUNCIE, IN NEWS – Busy week last week for Governor Mike Pence with his leaked announcement of a state-run news agency called JustIN and the federal government approving his HIP 2.0 modification to our state’s Medicaid insurance program. As we’ve written before on Muncie Voice, our governor […]

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Business Government

Why Republicans Changed Their Minds About Obamacare

Gallup Captures How Easily Republicans Change Their Minds Contrary to Factual Evidence MUNCIE, Indiana – According to a recent Gallup Poll, when George W. Bush was President in 2006, 70% of Americans wanted the Federal Government to provide health care insurance to them. Mainly because the Middle Class became the working poor after NAFTA was […]

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Government

Obama Makes ‘No Apologies’ for Taliban Hostage Deal

President Barack Obama vehemently refused to apologise Thursday for doing a prisoner trade with the Taliban to free a US soldier, despite a fierce political storm over the deal in Washington. Critics, both Republican and Democratic, have asked whether…

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Government

Gov. Mike Pence Grandstanding Doesn’t Disappoint

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – As we expected, Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday he will use “everything at his disposal” to oppose new proposed federal regulations seeking to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. This means he’ll get millions of dollars from the coal industry – the Koch brothers will prepare more phony research from […]

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Government

A Solar Commitment, From The White House To America

Originally published by the ECOreport. Amidst a flurry of energy announcements, the White House also released a video called “The Solar Panels” today. The video was the backdrop to a series of announcements made today. A solar commitment, from the…

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Community

Ukraine: Russia Considers Talks, Won’t Budge on Crimea

Diplomatic efforts to calm the Ukraine crisis inched forward Monday, with Moscow saying it would consider Western proposals for talks on the standoff but insisting Crimea had the right to secede. Britain said Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised…

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Government

The Evolution Of CPI Since Reagan

MUNCIE, IN – One of the primary goals of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is to keep the U.S. inflation rate at two percent. This magic number, if met over a given period, allows the Fed to satisfy its mandates of maximum employment and price stability. Despite the Fed insisting it uses “various indexes” […]

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Government

State of the Union: Solutions to Real Problems, or Rhetoric?

Will the State of the Union Address Provide Solutions? MUNCIE, Indiana – Morton Marcus starts off a recent OpEd titled, When is Enough Enough, writing, “From what I understand, most Hoosiers are more concerned about the economy than they are about same-sex marriage, alcohol at the State Fair, or any of the other inconsequential matters […]

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Culture

How a Flashlight App Illuminated Smartphone Privacy Problems

By Nathaniel Mott On December 5, 2013It’s hard to know who is monitoring your location, online activities, or the people with whom you interact. It’s even harder to know how they got that information. Did they intercept messages between data centers…