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2014 Archives - PDF's
2014 Archives - PDF's
Howey Politics Indiana Nov. 16, 2017 sponsored by Harcourt Industries. HPI Interview: Sen. Todd Young; Howey Column: Following our mayors; Horse Race: Cold beer politics; Samuel Col: Trump's fruitful trip; Souder Col: From Russia with love; James Col: Slow booze reforms
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Howey Politics Indiana Nov. 9, 2017 sponsored by Harcourt Industries: HPI Analysis: Gov. Holcomb will focus on his agenda; Howey Column: A century and Gov. Orr; Horse Race: Virginia impacts; James Col: School referendums pass
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Howey Politics Indiana Nov. 2, 2017 sponsored by Harcourt Industries: HPI Interview: Lt. Gov. Crouch; Howey Column: High speed Internet comes to Grandma Barnes Road; Horse Race: 1 year out analysis; Colwell Col: Buttigieg going nationwide; James Col: Mayor Hatcher revisited
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Howey Politics Indiana Oct. 26, 2017: What if Mitch had run (and won) in 2012: HorseRace: CD fields grow; Souder Column: Stay proud & mean; Howey Column: GOP canaries chirping; Dunn Column: Old Hickory & Donald; Ticker: Sex harassment allegations spreading
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  • Speaker Bosma backs Sunday alcohol sales
    “I’m anxiously awaiting the commission’s findings on all of those issues. Last year we enacted that legislation and I don’t want to make pronouncements to try and set the agenda. I have long been a proponent of Sunday sales. There is no good reason for us to not allow that in some fashion. Actually I enjoy a cold beer every once in awhile and did so yesterday when I was cleaning out my garage.” - House Speaker Brian Bosma, asked about Sunday alcohol sales and wider distribution of cold beer at Monday’s Indiana Chamber Legislative Preview luncheon. As for cold beer, Bosma said, “I’m smart enough to buy it at a package store Monday through Saturday.” 
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  • The slitherly slope and redemption
    Here are some thoughts on the “Pervnado” that is sweeping Hollywood, Capitol Hill, newsrooms and statehouses, though things at the Indiana Statehouse have been quiet.

    Does it make a difference when a decades-old allegation comes up that the perpetrator apologizes? Particularly if there’s no specific evidence? We’ve watched Kevin Spacey, Sen. Al Franken and comedian Louis C.K. seek some measure of atonement for their inappropriate behavior, while Republican Alabama U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore, who has been accused of pedophilia, has not and remains defiant? Ditto for comedian Bill Cosby.

    As any crisis communicator will tell you, coming clean and being contrite is the better long term strategy even if one takes big losses in the short-term. And Americans have a penchant for redemption, as past controversial figures ranging from Muhammad Ali, Jane Fonda, Kobe Bryant to Barney Frank and even Presidents Clinton and Nixon eventually were restored some degree of trust and popularity.

    Is it inconsistent for U.S. Rep. Luke Messer to call for the resignation of Sen. Franken for one ribald photo and an inappropriate and slithery pass a radio personality Leanne Tweeden, while President Trump escapes a similar assessment despite a dozen or so similar complaints and the Billy Bush “Access Hollywood” tape?

    Just asking, as we watch many powerful figures tumble down the slithery slope.  - Brian A. Howey, publisher
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