Indianapolis Has Fallen: A Red State Capital City Degrades Itself to Blue City Levels

I had known this mid-size metropolis since the seventies when I lived here as a medical student, attending the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Then, Indianapolis was referred to as India-no-place or Naptown.  But Indianapolis has come a long way since then, attracting professional sports teams, stadiums, and major corporations.  There are cultural and art districts, comedy clubs, and trendy, upscale neighborhoods.  It has an array of tech-schools and universities, gondola rides along its canal, distilleries, symphony halls, theaters, ethnic restaurants, an excellent zoo, and several museums including the largest children’s museum in the world.  My children and I have enjoyed much of what this city has to offer, in particular its downtown area, known as Monument Circle.  Here, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument inspires and dazzles, with its glorious fountains, pools, and statues honoring our valiant soldiers and sailors from Indiana who...(Read Full Article)