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Drug warriors

War on drugs, the conservative view:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A sweeping plan to overhaul Indiana's criminal sentencing laws will go before a legislative committee after Republican Gov. Mike Pence said last week he worried the proposal wasn't tough enough on low-level drug offenders.

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Law, what law?

The attorneys general of 21 states, including Indiana, have filed briefs before the Suprem Court in defense of the right of states to ban same-sex unions. The attorneys general of 15 states have filed briefs on the other side of the issue. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller explains his actions:

Winning ugly is still winning

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports

Sound advice

Strange little editorial on gun safety in the Evansville Courier & Press:


Owning a gun is a right and a responsibility. Now that a state court has left no doubt that Hoosiers may carry a handgun in all but a few exempted places, let those who choose to exercise this right do so in a responsible manner.

Don't throw me under the bus

Even some small-government advocates might think the Tea Party is going too far here:

— Legislation intended to expand mass transit in central Indiana is drawing opposition from tea party activists who oppose the local tax increases that would fund the proposals.

Whatever you're about to do, just stop it, OK?

Posted in: Hoosier lore

Drop that salt shaker, kid!

The nanny state begets the nanny county:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana county plans to use a $20,000 federal grant to teach local restaurants and residents how to cut sodium levels in food to make for healthier meals.

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There oughta be a law, not

No need to repeal a city ordinance when the state's new law amounts to a de facto repeal:

HAMMOND, Indiana — The losing attorney in a case over Hammond gun-control ordinances vowed to take the matter to the Indiana Supreme Court after a state appeals court upheld a ruling that two area residents weren't adversely impacted by the restrictions because they're moot under Indiana law.

Take this law and shove it

Up the casino without a paddle

I'm not quite following the reasoning in this editorial claiming that "Moving to land is not an expansion":