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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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Political Campaigning from 1888, Benjamin Harrison’s “Front Porch” Campaign

Before political campaigning was a big dollar national venture, Benjamin Harrison addressed more than 300,000 people in 80-plus speeches from his front porch.

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Indy’s Prettiest Polling Site

Indianapolis has one of the country’s prettiest polling sites in the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on North Delaware.

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“Mystery of Trump’s Orange Skin” Leads Writer to Indiana

Indianapolis was once proclaimed the “world’s tanning-bed capital.”

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Indianapolis Monthly Podcast: Election Preview with Brandon Smith

We talk local politics, political coverage, and a new gig for Brandon Smith on this week’s podcast.

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Now There’s Another Hoosier Involved in This Crazy Presidential Campaign

This time, it’s an IU computer-science professor in a story about Trump, Russia, and computer servers.

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Video: Bob Knight Trolls Wolverines Fans at Michigan Trump Rally

“I went to Ohio State instead of one of your favorite schools,” Knight told the audience in Grand Rapids, which reacted with a hearty chorus of boos.

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November’s Transit Referendum: A Lot on the Line

Both sides agree the referendum will drastically impact the future of Indianapolis.

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Two Wrongs: Deborah Paul on Voting

I am a woman, I like women, and I wish I could support you. But I can’t.

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Dan Quayle on Running for Vice President: “It’s Not the Easiest Job”

“They normally have to pick on one of you, whether it’s the president or the vice president, and for the first three and half years, I was the target.”

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Trade Secret: Carrier, Mexico, and Japan

Overlooked in the indignation over job exportation—which thrashed between sincere and synthetic—was the Hoosier State’s steadily growing reliance on job importation.

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Q&A with Evan Bayh (January 2011)

“I told the president I’d decided not to seek reelection. He was surprised. He asked if I was 100 percent sure, and then I made a mistake. ‘Well,’ I said, ‘I’m 98 percent sure.’”

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