Author Archive | chrisspangle

All Politics is Local, but It Doesn’t Need to be Personal

(Originally Published by Howey Politics Indiana) As a young Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Indiana, I didn’t have an overwhelming amount of experience in grassroots politics. I had left a job as the producer of the Abdul in the Morning show on WXNT in 2008. My communication skills were the basis of my hiring […]

Continue Reading

A Million Little Pieces… Of Government

(Originally Published by Howey Politics Indiana) Over the last week, terrible and awesome events have grabbed our headlines. The first was a horrifying accident by Indycar Champ Dario Franchitti. In a hasty, split-second decision, Franchitti made a pass in the Houston Grand Prix, and the move launched his car in to the catch fence, and sprayed […]

Continue Reading

We Fail To See History Repeating in Our Own Time

(Originally Published by Howey Politics Indiana) On October 11, 1912, George and Ollie Risley weren’t concerned with the Italo-Turkish war. On that Friday, they were concerned with the difficult task of childbirth on a small family farm in Knox County, Indiana. Lucky for your columnist, all went well, and they welcomed my great-grandfather Miles in […]

Continue Reading

Need some RSS Feeds and Podcasts?

A friend recently asked for my .OPML of podcasts and RSS feeds. I scroll through a ton of material to feed several beasts, and have collected, weeded, and sorted a system of RSS feeds that work for me. I figured I’d share them here in case anyone is interested. RIGHT CLICK, SAVE FILE  Podcasts – […]

Continue Reading