Former Indiana Governor and current President of Purdue University Mitch Daniels wrote a fantastic letter that was published in the Indianapolis Star this week. It was strategically penned just before Tuesday’s election and it was addressed to the two major party candidates for governor here in the Hoosier state. http://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/2016/11/11/mitch-daniels-advice-new-governor/93592972/ The letter took the tone of fatherly advice, with a welcome and much needed absence of partisanship at an obviously crucial time. The topic: the keys to effective government management. I am a graduate of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. I spent my first thirteen years after college working ...

Two weeks ago I wrote my first column ever on the topic of abortion. I don't plan to write about the topic often, since I fundamentally believe men should follow the lead of women on this one. I probably have already written enough. After I publish this edition, many of you will think I have written far too much. On Thursday, Governor Pence signed House Enrolled Act 1337. It is arguably the most restrictive bill on the topic in the nation. Those of us who pay attention to Indiana politics at all knew he was going to sign it. The news ...

As I approach the publishing of my hundredth installment here, I took a moment this week to review.  My look back was not done for the mere enjoyment of rereading my weekly episodes of brilliance or to celebrate the eloquence of the carefully chosen words.  I did it to make sure that I actually told the stories I meant to tell. It was a waste of time.  What self reviews lack in objectivity, they make up for with excessive high grading.  I will just need to stick to the feedback I get from the adoring public to keep me humble and ...