Legislative strategy is not rocket science. But do me a favor and keep that between us since that's what I do for a living. Editorial writing doesn't pay like it used to. For those of you who have never been involved with a legislative initiative, let's cover the basics. First, getting a bill passed is wildly more difficult than defeating one. The difficulty rises exponentially as the reach of the new policy grows. For example, changing the length of time a dog license is effective is a pretty light lift. Conversely, allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana is apparently impossible. This is ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his caucus have kept their word. Normally that is an admirable statement, but not this time. Shortly after the February passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, McConnell pledged that the Senate would not even consider a replacement nominee put forward by President Barack Obama.  Any nominee.  McConnell made the argument that the next president should fill the vacancy, even though the next president would not be inaugurated for nearly a year.  Again, he has kept his word. President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland in March any way.  Garland's nomination has become the longest nomination to not receive ...