Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana Republican Party just can't seem to quit making the big mistake.  And this time in his surprising promotion to the national ticket, he left his state party and his hand-picked successor a parting gift worse than the proverbial lump of coal. Let me explain. On Tuesday, the Republican state central committee replaced him on the ballot. They replaced him with Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who Pence publicly endorsed four days earlier. It took the committee two ballots to follow Pence's recommendation, because they had Congresswoman Susan Brooks as an available option. Most politicos who are engaged in ...

To someone from out of town, Indianapolis may have appeared to have two distinctly different personalities on Saturday. WRTV, Indy’s ABC affiliate, reported that 120,000 people lined the streets of downtown for the Cadillac Barbie Indiana Pride Parade. Nearly 200 entries participated in it, featuring at least seventeen churches. The event’s purpose is to support, educate, honor and celebrate the diversity of the Indianapolis lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight communities. Think of how this event has changed since it began thirty years ago, and how exciting this must be for all of the friends and families who have been involved ...