New estimates of Ohio employment for September 2016, released Friday by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, rained on previous sunny assessments given by lame-duck, term-limited Gov. John Kasich.
Analysts who have combed through the data note that the new figures are considerably different and far more accurate than similar figures in reports released during all of 2015, because revisions impact both seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted monthly data for the last nine years in Ohio.
Downward Revisions Not So Sunny For Kasich
Upward revisions to prior 2015 months were excessively large, according to George Zeller, […]
Donald Trump, the fantasy billionaire who bullied, talked over, and near the end of the third and final presidential debate, held in Las Vegas Wednesday night, interrupted Hillary Clinton for the umpteenth time, calling her “such a nasty woman,” mopped the floor with his crazy self in the duo’s final face off of this election cycle.
The man whose small head and small hands look like they were Photoshoped onto someone elses overweight body, was judged by some talking TV heads to have delivered his best effort of his three debates. It exceeded, if that was possible, his scary performance […]Full Story... →
In 1948 when the top 50 elite reporters were asked about the outcome of the presidential election between Thomas Dewey, the popular Republican Governor of New York, and Harry Truman, the tailor turned senator from Missouri who suddenly found himself president when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in office early in his fourth term, all of them said Dewey would win.
In maybe the most famous political reversal of fortune ever, Dewey lost. The iconic picture from the day shows a smiling Harry Truman holding up an early copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune’s front page headline declaring “Dewey Defeats Truman.”
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by Denis Smith
George Santayana, help us remind forgetful Americans that if we can’t remember the past, we’re doomed yet again to repeat it.
In the midst of all of the WikiLeaks buzz, it’s apparent we’ve forgotten our past history, and the amnesia Americans are suffering from needs an intervention to help clear our national memory. While so much has occurred in our country in the past four decades, here is a reminder that there are two constants in the present that seem alive and well from part of our sometimes inglorious past: election years and Republican win-at-all-costs tactics.
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Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, spoke mid-morning at an early vote canvass launch event that attracted a couple hundred supporters who showed up in the affluent Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington, this reporter’s high school Alma mater.
The Clinton-Kaine campaign knows the power that lies in early voting, and Sen. Kaine, whose time in the Peace Corps in central American enabled him to lace parts of his talk in Spanish, told the attendees that the election was in the palm of their hands with just 20 days until America decides who the 45th President […]Full Story... →
It’s not every day that I (Greg) get to recommend a personal and professional friend to such an important position as the Ohio School Board, so I jumped at the chance to talk to Dr. Antoinette Miranda when I found out she had decided to run for the seat being vacated by Mike Collins, who is out as a result of being term-limited.
The seat, representing State School Board District 6, covers much of Franklin County, and all of Delaware and Knox Counties (see map at right). While School Board candidates run as non-partisan, it’s important to note that Dr. […]Full Story... →
Ohioans are fortunate to have a multiple-choice secretary of state who , like so many other Republican officials these days, can lead you down conflicting paths in defining his choice for the next U.S. president. On one path, Jon Husted was widely featured on the national media as a leading critic of Donald Trump’s unhinged warnings that the election will be “rigged”.
Husted, who is already running for governor in 2018 , accused Trump of “irresponsible” sky-is-falling campaign rhetoric who ought to shut up because the voting system is secure. He feels safe in assuring you of a clean election […]Full Story... →
Since a video of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump came out — where the businessman makes lewd comments about sexually assaulting women — Republicans across the country have been fleeing the orange dumpster fire that is the Trump campaign. However, for many Republicans “with a conscience” the problem is not that they did so, but rather when and how they did it.
This perfectly portrays the situation surrounding Ohio’s junior senator, Rob Portman, who handled his unendorsement of Trump in probably the worst way possible. In the hours after the video tape was released, Portman first defended the GOP nominee — saying he felt […]Full Story... →
In a conference call Monday with reporters, Hillary for America [HFA] Campaign Manager Robby Mook gave an update on the campaign’s unprecedented coordinated campaign efforts, including additional resources in the final weeks to win Senate, House and governors races across the country.
Mook, who has deep family ties in Ohio, especially Cleveland where his parents live, thinks the great unraveling taking place in Donald Trump’s campaign, that appears to be taking down the Republican Party with it, is great news for Hillary Clinton and her mission to bring elected officials to Washington who can work with her to get something […]Full Story... →
There’s an old saying, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” If you’re wondering why Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges is transparently mealy mouthed about his limp support for Donald Trump, his party’s presidential nominee who clobbered all other challengers including his home state hero, look no further than the hand that fed him his current lucrative position.
The hand that rocks the cradle for Matt Borges belongs to Gov. John Kasich, a 64-year old politician who loves to play hardball and sometimes dirty politics, even though he holds himself out to be a moderate politico who thought offering […]Full Story... →
There was a debate Sunday night. It was the lowest rated debate in decades. Perhaps after the first, people passed on tuning in because many figured they’d seen it all. They saw enough to significantly move polls in Secretary Clinton’s favor. Then came the Access Hollywood video. That debacle has moved the numbers even more in Clinton’s favor.
Over that weekend there was a Titanic moment where you had multiple Republicans jumping ship with no lifeboats in reach. They expressed outrage over what Don said. He’d finally gone a bridge too far. This after Trump’s record in his meteoric rise […]Full Story... →