Andrew Ireland

Andrew
Ireland

Ireland is an Indiana University Republican.

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Ireland is an Indiana University Republican.

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January 19, 2017 10:57 PM

Trump is Right on the NEA

Just hours before inauguration day the incoming administration floated a cocktail of initiatives to rein in federal spending. Pulling the plug on the Department of Energy and shuttering a number of programs at State, perhaps the most interesting cuts are among the smallest. As reported, the proposal includes the privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and takes an ax to National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). While not the first mention of this – Gov. Romney’s talk of…

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May 16, 2015 2:24 PM 2 Comments

Todd’s Senate Gimmick

A ‘rising star’ in state establishment circles is about to make a big announcement. After weeks of waiting Congressman Todd Young has decided to run for Senate. Well, sort of. Following a period of very lucrative fundraising Young is set to tell folks his plans. The truth? He’s running, just not this time. 2018, my friends. You can expect the announcement later this month to go something like this: “I’m humbled by the great support blah…

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March 24, 2015 2:08 PM 12 Comments

Senate 2016: Who’s In?

It’s already down to three and you didn’t know it. Senator Dan Coats announced today he would not seek reelection, opening the door to a new generation of Republican leadership. A long expected decision, a handful of leaders have had their eyes on this race for some time. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, Indiana GOP Chairman Tim Berry and Rep. Todd Young – one of these fine fellows will be filling Coats’ shoes. Yes, one will be…

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January 9, 2015 6:07 AM

5 Steps to Affordable Higher Ed

Education is the ultimate opportunity for social mobility and personal prosperity. A quality education can empower and enlighten in a way paralleled by none. Unfortunately, we are in a national crisis. A time where the cost of a college education serves as a barrier for a growing many to such great opportunities. We did not get here in a day, but I have faith that the future is still bright for higher education. Here’s 5…

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December 9, 2014 11:57 AM 3 Comments

Don’t Divest Day

I cannot support something I do not know to be true. And you shouldn’t either. After months of petitions, resolutions and meetings student representatives at Indiana University will be holding a conference call with administrators of the IU Foundation on Wednesday calling for divestment of endowment funds from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. Unfortunately, the organizations have no knowledge of what companies dollars are invested in and how many. While done with good intentions,…

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October 16, 2014 7:35 AM 8 Comments

Pence 2016’s Secret Weapon: Pat Quinn

The final days of election season 2014 are here. There’s little doubt the GOP will take back the Senate. How many seats will they see? 51? 52? 54? Frankly, it doesn’t really matter. In many ways, we’ve already jumped focus to the next big thing: 2016. But not so fast. The heated race next door between Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner may be key in 2016. Despite blatant corruption, tax hikes, rampant crime…

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September 23, 2014 3:40 PM 9 Comments

RINO Season Isn’t Over

We’re so close. In just about 40 days Republicans are set to take back the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will lose his job, our man Mitch will step up and pass every bill Reid has blocked and the world will be bright, opportunity filled and prosperous once again. Give me a break. Yes, there is a huge chance that Republicans will take back the Senate this November. Great. But when January comes around,…

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