Michael Leppert

Michael
Leppert

Mike Leppert is a lobbyist and writer.

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Mike Leppert is a lobbyist and writer.

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September 21, 2016 6:05 AM

Playing Poker with the Election

I was curious when he was going to say it.  He obviously was not going to change the course of his party.  If he were, he would have already made a statement taking a more modern, more representative position on the matter.  And this week, he confirmed it. Republican gubernatorial nominee, Eric Holcomb, does not plan to address LGBT rights in Indiana if he is elected.  His opponent, John Gregg, does. Holcomb was quoted this week in…

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August 31, 2016 10:37 PM

Trump makes it back from Mexico

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto hosted Donald Trump for a meeting in Mexico City on Wednesday.  This trip has been made by presidential nominees before. I doubt any were as unpopular with or even hated by Mexicans as much as Trump though. Politically, Trump needed to “change the conversation” in his bid for the Oval Office with his polling numbers seemingly locked in stagnation.  So, in typical Trump fashion, his campaign hastily scheduled the international trip…

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August 19, 2016 9:31 AM

Send me a postcard in case I’m home

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.” Ike hit that particular nail right on the head. Sixty years later, some in Indiana are making the argument that former governor and former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh has been too far from home to be elected to the Senate for the second time. Six years ago, many Hoosiers took the…

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August 9, 2016 5:59 PM

You can be a millionaire and never pay taxes!

If you are my age or older, which is a non specific and random age, you may remember a classic Steve Martin monologue on Saturday Night Live about this. Of course the main question regarding this scheme is “how?” Martin explains the obvious plan: “First, you get a million dollars. Then you never pay taxes.” It is just that simple America. At least it is out on the campaign trail almost forty years after Martin…

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