Opinion: It’s your dough they’re using
Outgoing Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann said recently that the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development have launched the latest round of the Place Based Investment Fund. It gives cities and towns throughout Indiana the opportunity to apply for grants to support community and economic development projects that focus on furthering quality of place initiatives. We’re all about making life better in every corner of this state, but we also believe it is important that everyone understand grant money actually is taxpayer money, and therefore it’s yours. No surplus, no grants, right?
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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told the Washington Examiner earlier this month that the Select Committee on Benghazi, which he chairs, is pressing on with its controversial investigation. Gowdy said he believes it could result in findings being up for public consumption before likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) faces voters on Election Day. “We’re gonna find out what happened before, during and after Benghazi,” Gowdy said. We certainly hope so, because this squares nicely with the public’s right to know. What is the truth, and are we not entitled to it?
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Here’s a debate we’d really like to see (but also one that probably won’t happen): Clinton vs. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). With his prosecutorial expertise, we have to believe the former secretary of state would be reeling just minutes into it.
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We watched with equal parts horror and amusement a video of University of Oregon students, supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Asked a series of questions, not one student could provide a substantive answer. The sheep-ish mentality is alarming.