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The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.

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Importantville: What We Learned About Mayor Pete In New Hampshire

What’s happening—and what’s next—at the intersection of Indiana politics and business?

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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Big Bucks

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg racked up a stunning $7 million in the first quarter of his presidential exploratory committee his campaign announced Monday, defying expectations for a candidacy that began with an email list of just 20,000.

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Importantville: Merritt For Mayor

“Everyone’s talking about Beto and Biden. But here’s another ‘B’ you should know.”

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Pete Buttigieg Has His Eye On The Prize

Can South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg work the angles to become a dark-horse presidential contender for the Democrats in 2020?

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Importantville: Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers

“I was very honored to be the first here in Indiana. Obviously, we made state history here.”

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Importantville: Post-Midterm Hot Takes

“I will contend until the day I die that the vast majority of Joe’s critics on the left have never reconciled themselves to the fact that Indiana is bigger than just where they live.”

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Importantville: Post-Midterm Takeaways

“I think voters here probably are ready for universal healthcare.”

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Importantville: Midterm Election Week

No one really knows anything.

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Indiana Politics, September 2018

A record number of Hoosier women are their party’s nominee this year.

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A Hoosier Writes The Definitive Account Of The 2016 Election

“I thought it was going to be Hillary Clinton versus Jeb Bush,” the author says. “It looked like it was going to be a boring election.”

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Fight Club: Deborah Paul On Polarization

I do not like confrontation and believe men’s brains are better wired for war than women’s. However, I am as guilty as the next guy of perpetrating bad karma.

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How An Executive Order Changed A Butler Study-Abroad Group’s Travel Plans

“This misguided travel ban only shows that we need more exposure to diverse people, religions, languages, and ways of life, so that the unfamiliar becomes less feared,” says Butler University’s study abroad director.

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Video: Mike Pence Attends ‘Hamilton,’ Gets Lectured

“We, sir—we—are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” said actor Brandon Victor Dixon.

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Indianapolis Monthly Podcast: Election Postmortem With Adam Wren

An in-depth chat on the outcome of the election and what it all means for the city, state, and Mike Pence in the White House.

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