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FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY IN OHIO…

June 29th, 2016

OHIO JUDGE SAYS 17-YEAR-OLDS CAN VOTE…!

March 12th, 2016

One of the topics of discussion at one of the high schools where I teach was the implications of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s decision to prevent 17-year-olds who will be 18 on or before the November election from voting on Tuesday. In a case brought by a group of politically active and savvy […]

BERNIE WINS MICHIGAN…!

March 9th, 2016

Bernie writes: The results are in and we were just declared the winner in a very important state for our campaign: Michigan. That’s a major, game-changing victory for our campaign. The corporate media counted us out. The pollsters said we were way behind. The Clinton super PACs spent millions against us across the country. We […]

NOT ME…! NOT ME…! NOT ME…! NOT ME…!

October 10th, 2015

Clearly, only one choice remains…

OHIO’S JFK: JOHN FREAKIN’ KASICH…

July 24th, 2015

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ROB PORTMAN SELLING OUT OHIOANS AGAIN…

July 12th, 2015

Mano Singham has written again and again that members of Congress are perfectly capable of coming together in harmony and bipartisan harmony when the issue at hand rises from the needs of their billionaire corporate masters. Our own Rob Portman is more than happy to co-sponsor a bill with the dark side when our Oligarchy […]

PROGRESSIVE PIPE DREAM MY ASS…!

July 3rd, 2015

Objects in the mirror are closer than they seem. Take that to the bank! What began as a progressive pipe dream—that a rabble-rousing senator from the nation’s second least populous state could wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from one of the most well-known politicians in recent history—is starting to seem plausible. By way of massive […]

HOW MUCH IS ROB PORTMAN’S YES VOTE WORTH…?

May 28th, 2015

C Robert Gibson and Taylor Channing writing in Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill had this to say about our own junior Senator Rob Portman and the Trans Pacific Partnership: Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who is the former US trade representative, has been one of the loudest proponents […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON CON ARTISTS AND
STEVE LITT HIGH ON TAXING THE POOR…

February 11th, 2015

Isn’t it wonderful that Cleveland Indians boss Paul Dolan—member of one of our billionaire sports/cable families—has taken on the burden of pushing a tax on cigarettes to finance the arts. Steve Litt, of course, applauds loudly in the Plain Dealer Dolan’s heading a drive for passage of another cigarette tax. Neither Litt nor Dolan apparently […]

BROWN WANTS ACCOUNT OF HSBC TAX CHEATS…

February 8th, 2015

[Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown] a leading member of the Senate banking committee is calling on the US government to explain what action it took after receiving a massive cache of leaked data that revealed how the Swiss banking arm of HSBC, the world’s second-largest bank, helped wealthy customers conceal billions of dollars of assets. The […]

OHIO REPUBLICANS WANT TO HIDE SOME KILLERS…

December 8th, 2014

While Ohio Republicans think people have a right to know the names of doctors who perform abortions, they don’t want to extend the same transparency to the those who carry out state-sanctioned killings in our names. State Rep. Jim Buchy (R-84) writes: Some pieces of legislation can bring out strong opinions on both sides, not […]

WHY BUCKEYES ARE CALLED WORTHLESS NUTS

November 7th, 2014

The march toward gay marriage across the U.S. hit a roadblock Thursday when a federal appeals court upheld laws against the practice in four states, creating a split in the legal system that increases the chances the Supreme Court will step in to decide the issue once and for all. The cases decided were from […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: JOHN KASICH, CHRIS QUINN AND
CLEVELAND’S DYSFUNCTIONAL PLAIN DEALER…

November 5th, 2014

The Plain Dealer—and I use that name despite the division with the Northeast Ohio Media Group (which sounds like some ad consulting firm)—appears to display a dual personality disorder. A web site and a printed paper. Would Macy’s tell Gimbles? Why the division within a newspaper? And does the newspaper understand the confusion it displays? […]

PLAIN DEALER, HENRY GOMEZ, TAKE NOTE…

November 4th, 2014

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I CAN’T BUT IF YOU CAN, VOTE FOR BRUNNER…

November 4th, 2014

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: OHIO’S RACE FOR GOVERNOR,
VOTE FITZGERALD; DON’T ENCOURAGE KASICH…

October 29th, 2014

There are a lot of voters—Democrats—out there who want to use Ed FitzGerald as their punching bag this November. [Full disclosure, Roldo most likely count me in that club, for good reasons.] Henry Gomez already has secured that job. FitzGerald has turned out to be a sad candidate. He’s taking an ongoing beating in the […]

OHIO COAL THRIVES UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA…

October 17th, 2014

As angry bipartisan crowds of Ohio politicians gather to defend “our coal jobs” from the US EPA’s proposed new rules for coal power plants, it’s worth noting just how many jobs we’re talking about. Yes, those are the actual numbers—no zeros have been omitted. (It’s off topic, but note the increase in Ohio coal employment […]

JONNY JOO’S HAUNTING HOMES…

October 17th, 2014

ROLDO RIGHTS ON A SALES-TAX VACATION:
A TAX BREAK FOR THE LOWER ECONOMIC PEOPLE…

October 14th, 2014

If I were a politician today there are two things I would promote in Cleveland and Ohio. First, a state-wide raise in the minimum wage. If not, a push for city-wide minimum wage hikes. Where are Cleveland politicians? Second, I’d call for a temporary vacation or permanent decrease in the state’s sales tax. If there […]

ANDY THOMPSON IS FOR THE BIRDS…

October 7th, 2014

Fred O’Neill writes: Some have been complaining that Ohio 95th District State Representative Andy Thompson is being treated “unfairly” by his opponents. At least one local writer has labeled such critics as “Marxists and communists.” Thompson is one of several Republican office-holders elected in 2010 on the basis of their promises to create jobs and […]

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