Our nation has a long history of boycotting those whose actions offend us. We are, after all, primarily a coffee-drinking country today because “taxation without representation” protesters decided to boycott tea.
The people of Delphi have been on edge for nearly six years since the brutal deaths of 14-year-old Libby German and 13-year-old Abby Williams.
As he stumped for reelection in a yellow school bus, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers reminded voters that four years after he’d pledged to “fix the damn roads,” the state had paved and patched more than 5,000 miles of roads after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into transportation projects.
The Indianapolis Star recently published a lengthy expose of Indiana’s workplace inspection program. The authors detailed what appears to be COVID-specific failures that caused Indiana to plummet into last place nationally with safety inspections. This report darkens what was overall a superb COVID response by Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration.
Officially there are 838,000 Hoosiers (13% of the population) below the federal poverty level. But that’s not close to the full story. It’s the poverty of opportunity and the poverty of thought in our state that also deserves attention.
With an unpopular President and the highest inflation in four decades, the Red Wave was inevitable, until it was not. Women, young voters and Donald Trump stopped the Red Wave, and America came to its senses. Most of the election deniers and followers of the Big Lie went down in defeat as voters said yes to democracy and democratic norms. At the time of this writing, neither side has claimed control of the House of Representatives but it appears the GOP will choose a new Speaker with a majority even narrower than that held by the Democrats prior to the election. The GOP could even control the Senate, though it appears unlikely at this time. In spite of their gains, the GOP acts as though it received a swift kick in the pants, and rightly so.
On the day before the election, a meme began circulating on social media with a girl dressed as Little Orphan Annie belting out a song.
Anderson Herald Bulletin
There is an old joke whose origins are unknown but which you have probably heard in more than one movie or TV show. P.J. O’Rourke borrowed it for the title of one of his cynical books about politics: