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11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans

11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans March 19, 2017 by John Light This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. The budget proposal Donald Trump’s administration announced yesterday will slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by nearly a third, crippling an agency that has played a key — but often unnoticed — role in American life […]

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Congressman Luke Messer Beliefs Based on Corrupt Sources

(Photo courtesy wabash blogs dot edu) MUNCIE, Indiana – Last week, we sent a letter to Congressman Luke Messer, who consistently sides with conservative propaganda in this state from the anti-Affordable Care Act through promoting Keystone XL Pipeline as a jobs program. If you want to know how he’ll vote, watch ALEC and the Koch […]

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Culture

Gallup: Race Impacts View on Affordable Care Act?

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – We enjoy the polls we receive from Gallup at Muncie Voice because it helps define trends occurring within the United States. For instance, American’s views about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare/ACA) has fluctuated over the past year. The highest disapproval was during the media storm surrounding website issues with the national […]

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Government Wellness

Conservative Hoosier Physician Calls Out Polluters/Politicians

photo courtesy of indianawater.com MUNCIE, Indiana – After a long weekend under a slow news environment, I got very excited when I read an opinion piece about Infant Mortality Rates. It should be noted, I get very little excitement from the conservative newspapers dominating the Indiana landscape – most of them owned by Gannett, but […]

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Government

Climate Change: Who’s Campaigning Against Our Environment?

MUNCIE, Indiana – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a new 2,600 page report this week compiled by over 300 scientists warning of the existing and potentially severe adverse future impact of climate change. “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more […]

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Government

Entitlement Programs: Where is the Fraud in Benefit Programs?

MUNCIE, Indiana – When I saw the headline of a story coming across Indiana Economic Digest, “Where is the fraud in benefit programs?”, I thought, this will be another Gannett article spouting uninformed nonsense. When I clicked on the link and saw Michael Hicks name as the author, I was afraid it would be another […]

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Republicans Prefer Lawsuits and Fear Mongering to Health Care

Since they took control of the House in 2011, Republicans have voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act fifty times. Conservative governors across the country would rather see millions of their most vulnerable citizens denied health coverage…

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Government

GOP: A House Divided Against Itself

In the first two months of this year, 20 percent of all the money spent on election advocacy came from conservative political groups attacking Republican candidates — a total of $2.3 million — reports The Center for Public Integrity. Super PACs,…

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Government

Affordable Care Act: Republicans Repeal Attempt #50

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” While that quote has been misattributed to everyone from Albert Einstein to Mark Twain, it’s a pretty apt description of House Republicans and the Affordable Care Act. Today, House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 50th time since […]

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Education

Ethical Lapses Plague Republican Education Reformers

Education Reformers in Indiana are Poor Role Models MUNCIE, Indiana – The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette jumped on the ethics bandwagon within Indiana by calling out the lack of ethics surrounding Ivy Tech’s board member Bruce Walkup and Rob Carter, director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources until he left that post for a […]