James Briggs, Indianapolis Star

James Briggs

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by James:

Briggs: Purdue can’t beat COVID-19 with student sacrifice

It has been a bad week for college campuses, as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Notre Dame and more changed plans due to coronavirus. → Read More

Briggs: Schools don’t know what happens next. That’s what will lead to panic.

The 2020-21 school year is being built on a foundation of wishful thinking, metro columnist James Briggs writes about the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Briggs: Indiana Republicans declare ‘Black lives matter’ at convention

That's a big shift, metro columnist James Briggs writes, but judge the Indiana Republican Party on what it does next. → Read More

Briggs: Holcomb can’t stand with the protesters while placating Trump

It's time for Gov. Eric Holcomb to step out of the shadows of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. → Read More

Briggs: Holcomb and Hogsett skip the bickering and prioritize health over politics

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett strained to embody unity Thursday at a time when it would have been easy to perceive friction. → Read More

Briggs: Don’t hate Potbelly for getting coronavirus aid. Congress is the problem.

People are mad because some big companies got loans through a program meant to help mom-and-pop businesses. → Read More

Briggs: Eric Holcomb meets protesters' rage with empathy

The governor offered a gentle rebuke to protesters: You're not helping. → Read More

Briggs: Officer Breann Leath leaves a legacy of smiles and love

Everyone who met IMPD officer Breann Leath keeps mentioning that smile. → Read More

Briggs: There’s no reason to assume schools will reopen in the fall

Everything is turning out worse than experts and government officials expect it to. → Read More

Briggs: Nobody knows what Indianapolis will look like after the coronavirus

Social distancing rules could gut neighborhood businesses. → Read More

Briggs: Eric Holcomb, not Donald Trump, will decide when we go back to work

President Donald Trump sets the tone, but governors like Eric Holcomb are making the calls, metro columnist James Briggs writes. → Read More

Briggs: Hoarding groceries is rational. But you’re a jerk if you do it.

If price gouging makes you mad, then you probably shouldn't hoard toilet paper, metro columnist James Briggs writes. → Read More

Briggs: Reopening the economy now won't make people eat at St. Elmo

President Donald Trump wants the country “opened up” by Easter. That is a bad idea. → Read More

Briggs: The coronavirus is millennials’ generation-defining challenge

America has never asked us to sacrifice for the common good, until now, metro columnist James Briggs writes. → Read More

Briggs: Indiana is lagging other states in fighting the coronavirus

Indiana is lagging in adopting harsh rules on public gatherings to fight coronavirus. Even President Donald Trump is calling for a stricter limit. → Read More

Briggs: Pete Buttigieg should drop out if he believes his case against Bernie Sanders

If Pete Buttigieg really thinks Bernie Sanders is a threat to take his party and country in the wrong direction, Buttigieg should end his campaign. → Read More

Pete Buttigieg is an elitist. He should embrace it.

The more former Mayor Pete Buttigieg tries to prove that he is not an elitist, the more obvious it is to everyone that he is. Just embrace it. → Read More

Briggs: Why Circle Centre mall is doing better than you think

It's mall-closing season again, but Simon Property Group keeps finding ways to fill the spaces. → Read More

Briggs: Vop Osili is positioning himself to be Indianapolis' next mayor

If all goes well for him the next four years, Osili will be in position to make history as Indianapolis’ first black mayor, James Briggs writes. → Read More

Briggs: Officials refuse to reveal Indianapolis' HQ2 bid. We deserve to know what's in it.

The argument for keeping Indianapolis' HQ2 bid secret is absurd and offensive. → Read More