Two years ago Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, his encyclical which Time magazine described as a “powerful, prophetic, and personal plea for governments, religions, businesses and individuals to work together to address climate change, much of which Francis says is caused by humans.”
The Pope gave a copy to President Donald Trump when he visited the Vatican earlier this year. Trump, not known for his love of reading, pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Change Accord soon after. It is likely Mr. Trump never made it through the first page.
Neither, it seems, has Reverand Barry Stechschulte of […]
Putting his father’s presidency in jeopardy, Donald Trump, Jr. has opened a door that can’t be shut. I still think President Trump will resign by the end of this year (see my post of May 18) and for the same reason.
He doesn’t want the American people to know about his business dealings with Russia. He now knows, or at least should know, that Independent Counsel Robert Mueller will investigate those transactions. How will we get from here to there? There is no sure way to predict, but that’s what makes prediction fun.
There is no […]Full Story... →
It’s clear to most everyone not blind drunk from guzzling too much fake news brewed by friends and allies mesmerized by President Donald Trump’s erratic, post-traditional and potentially sinister behavior, that the New York billionaire’s promise to Make America Great Again has failed in so many spectacular ways after just six months of on-the-job training.
Worry, unease, and buyer’s remorse are now prominent among voters who could drain Trump’s new swamp in Washington if they redirect their angst to next year’s midterm elections by installing new representatives in Congress who will stand up to […]Full Story... →
Fake news was on display this past weekend in Columbus like it was the 4th of July all over again. Vice President Mike Pence, who has made three visits to the Buckeye State since assuming his second-in-command duties on Jan. 20, was the featured speaker at the dinner-fundraiser event Ohio Republicans held Saturday night at The Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Pence, whose last job was being a conservative, hard-right governor of neighboring Indiana, launched the first of many colorful fireworks that were factually wrong, starting with his applause for Ohio Gov. John […]Full Story... →
The ineffectual egomaniac in the Oval Office shall be visiting the Buckeye State tomorrow for an inexplicable campaign rally in Youngstown.
The administration of President Donald Trump is in chaos. The president is tweeting strange threats at strange hours of the morning. He is openly hostile to his own attorney general. His secretary of state is reportedly considering resignation. He’s been unable to get the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress to pass any major legislation.
Basically, he is what we thought he was: Wildly incompetent and unfit for the office. Of course, his utter incompetence is to our advantage for the time […]Full Story... →
The good news: Ohio gained 11,500 jobs in June 2017. The bad news: June 2017 was the 55th consecutive month when Ohio’s job growth rate under the Kasich Administration was below the national average, which includes all months between December 2012 and June 2017, according to Ohio’s premier job analyst, George Zeller.
Zeller noted that job growth rate in June 2017 improved to 1.30 percent compared to the national job […]Full Story... →
When the opening line of an article about you starts out this way, “This is some seriously sick shit,” you know it’s not going to end well.
But that’s exactly how David Nir at Daily Kos started his piece Friday on Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and his loony tune attack on the Anti Defamation League (ADL), as he tries not to lose to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown two consecutive times should he become the GOP nominee next year.
The Defamation League
The ADL and its Center on Extremism released a report naming 36 leading […]Full Story... →
Nearly identical to previous pronouncements by John Kasich, his latest piece in the NYT, “The Way Forward on Health Care,” is mostly made from political gobbledygook, a word with synonyms that include gibberish, claptrap, nonsense, rubbish, balderdash, blather, and garbage.
Kasich will wander off the political radar screen when he leaves office at the end of next year, but until then, he’s all-in on giving “states the flexibility to […]Full Story... →
What is it about Donald Trump that has motivated so many people to get out their old psychology textbooks and notes from college days to understand this bizarre man? In fact, The Donald is such a bizarre figure to the commentariat that he has become the subject of verbiage that identifies him variously as a sociopath, narcissist, and pathological liar, all the while harboring an ample amount of hypocrisy and projection.
But these descriptors for Trump only scratch the surface. For those who have discarded their psych books, […]Full Story... →
It’s standard practice to not answer questions from reporters when answering them will detract from the message of the day. That was the case Wednesday, when Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general and state treasurer, made repeated statements that he wasn’t going to talk about whether he would or would not enter the race for Ohio governor next year.
Cordray, a Democrat, lost his race to continue as Ohio attorney general to Mike DeWine in 2010. Since that loss, he’s been running the CFPB, a federal agency that Republicans in Washington want […]Full Story... →
Ohio’s kids will head back to school in about a month. Stores have already swapped the sunscreen and pool floaties out of their seasonal sections. Now it’s all backpacks and school supplies.
Families are enjoying their last few weeks at the pool, finishing up summer sports seasons, and not-so-secretly looking forward to using “sorry, it’s a school night” as an excuse to send their kids to bed early.
It’s also time for another back-to-school season tradition.
This week The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s behemoth online charter school, started its yearly push to poach students from traditional public schools […]Full Story... →