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‘Economic Elite’ Buy Shills (Craig Ladwig) – Lie to Hoosiers

(illustration by Brad Jonas for Pando) MUNCIE, Indiana – According to a recent article from T. Craig Ladwig, executive director of Indiana Policy Review, Americans, and specifically Hoosiers, are learning the tricks of the “Political Elite” and will set them straight. Here is his quote exactly: Because every couple of generations going back, say, to […]

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ALEC, Gannett, Pence & Kochs: Partners in Deceiving Hoosiers?

MUNCIE, Indiana – While writing this article yesterday and watching the World Cup match between Netherlands vs. Costa Rica, I kept getting flashbacks from the greatest con movie ever made – The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. It’s a classic. The con artists run an elaborate scheme on a bad guy and take […]

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Government

State Policy Network: Billionaires Influencing Policy in Indiana

We’ve been talking about the Indiana Policy Review on the pages of Muncie Voice, and thanks to the new website from the Center for Media and Democracy, many of our readers can do their own research and verify who is writing for our local newspapers and who tells them what to write. In Muncie, we […]

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Culture Government

Education Reform: It’s Not About Students, It’s About Profits

Read a great op-ed piece from Terry Thrash Nelson, a former high school teacher of mine who is and has been a role model for many students in journalism, drama, and writing in East Central Indiana. Terry is very active in this community and very passionate about education which was clear in her StarPress editorial […]