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Archive for August, 2016

Spare Me the “Safe Space”

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

I am a firm believer that the movie “Blazing Saddles” should be shown at every college freshman orientation across the country. Not so that every student can learn the words to “Camptown Lady” or be able to answer the age old question of “where the white women at”, but learn two of life’s most important […]

Let’s Talk About Textbooks

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz wants to give all parents in public school a $1,000 tax credit to help public school parents cover the costs of textbooks and other education related expenses. Election year pandering notwithstanding, I agree with Ritz from this perspective, no parent in a public school who is already paying taxes […]

Joe’s Budget Blueprint

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is touting a proposed budget his administration says spends less than the last year’s and cuts the structural deficit in half. For months, the administration has been saying the city has a $55 million structural deficit. Hogsett officials say they managed to cut that deficit in half by holding the line […]

100 Days and Counting…

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

As of today, we are less than 100 days out until Election Day.  So I figured what better time to sit down and do a little political pontificating and handicap the big political races here in Indiana. Now granted, the caveat in all this is the old adage that a day in politics is a lifetime […]