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Principles to Fight Corruption

Why do we talk so much about principles and values? Because without them, our country is adrift, with no clear direction and no greater purpose. But also because principle is the natural enemy of the corrupt.   Just look at the

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The Honest Ads Act

Congress just introduced the Honest Ads Act, a bipartisan bill to prevent foreign election interference and bring more transparency to online political advertisements. This bill is a powerful preliminary move to pro

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America is Up to the Task

Americans are tired. Tired of the tweets, tired of the scandals, tired of watching our Constitution be ignored and the rule of law dragged through the mud. Most of all, they are tired of talking about any of it.   It seems, espe

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Jerid Miller: Trump’s lack of Hoosier Values

As Hoosiers, we pride ourselves on having a deep-rooted set of values: honesty, integrity, respect and humility are integral to our worldview.   When we are at our best all of those values and virtues a

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Pierre says goodbye to SUR

Farewell Stand Up Republic.   In my time at Stand Up Republic, I have had the honor of working with a group of compassionate, moral people, centered in their

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Trump’s Culture of Lies

A lie, it is said, can travel half-way around the world before the truth can get its boots on. That theory seems to be a central tenet of the Trump administration’s strategy for covering up it’s corrupt actions.

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Standing loudly for Equality, Liberty, and Unity

This past weekend we witnessed yet another horrific and cowardly attack on a house of worship, this time at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue. It comes painfully on the heels of mass bombings in Sri Lankan churches, an attack on a mosque in New Zealan

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He’s running…from accountability

Only hours into his first term, Donald Trump filed for reelection. Only a year in, he started holding rallies. You’d be excused for thinking that the president likes running for office a whole lot more than he likes working for us.  

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Fear 2020

Kirstjen Nielsen is out.   Nielsen, Trump’s second choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was reportedly not harsh enough on immigrants in the President’s eyes.   While she went along wi

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