Editorial: Extend jobless aid; talk about funding

If you are among the 19,000 Hoosiers who’ve been jobless more than 26 weeks, it may be impossible to appreciate the ideological battle over the long-term extension of unemployment benefits that was shut down in the Senate last week. All your focus might be on keeping your cellphone connected and gasoline in the car to hunt for work.

It’s a shame the casualties of this first big fight of the 2014 election over domestic priorities are the unemployed.

What started out as a disagreement over spending turned into a debate over rights of the minority party, with each side blaming the other.

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