The powers that be don't have to like you, they do have to respect you. The Indy has some top-notch, balanced reporters -- that's why John Weiss accomplished the miracle of starting a paper at a time in this country when they are disappearing. Keep up the good work. The city needs you.
Difficult to understand why the road should be be vacated if it is going to remain. Why not just close it when it needs to be closed? Have orchestrated that on occasion -- there is a payment for offduty police officers and barricades but it's minimal. It would be cheaper and much more effective in case of emergency.
Giffords was doing her elected job when a bullet robbed her of her career and many months of life. She lives with the knowledge that a staff member lost his life protecting her. She's earned her opinion on gun control in a way few people have. Same for her husband.
This is not a liberal/conservative issue. Ask President Reagan's press secretary James Brady. As he said in a radio interview, "It's hard to forget you've been shot in the head."
Congratulations -- a well-deserved honor!
Lisa Czeladtko did a great job of speaking truth to power on Council and I am sorry to see her go. She may not always say what people want to hear but she understands and practices representative democracy quite well. In a city with an elitist mayor surrounded by a group of yes-people, the demand for transparency is critical. She provided it.
Good job, Pam. When a major player states that in effect he and his supporters have placed a candidate for City Council in every district "not by accident," and does not identify the cabal behind him, it is newsworthy.
At the same time, far too many residents of this city have simply opted out of the political process on the grounds that they can't make a difference or don't care (your story on who votes). A dangerous situation for the future of this city. What happens when all the old guys die off? Since most are in their 70s, it will happen sooner rather than later.
As far as the HBA is concerned, unless it turns to building assisted living facilities, its influence is limited. The U.S. birth rate is the lowest it's been since 1920 because all those immigrants went home. Not a lot of market for houses without them. District 11 continues to hollow out the city core -- a recipe for a Detroit look-alike or will the city just continue to move to the prairie like the white folks did when they left Pueblo for Pueblo West?
The times, they are a-changin'.
A cruel, racist and unnecessary remark, Tejon Tech. It also shows your lack of understanding of how American government works.
We gather every four years not to celebrate a winner but to take pride in our ability as a nation to have a regular, peaceful turnover in government. Don't like it or take it for granted? There are lots of other countries out there where you can move and participate in armed combat every time there is a change in government. Russia is one, Egypt appears to be another. We take our system for granted -- that is the greatest danger to our way of life.
Those kids did something great in going to Washington. You may be so old you've forgotten, but it was those kinds of efforts that got people like me, children of immigrant families, interested in a larger world. Be civil.
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