From the daily archives: Thursday, September 27, 2007

There was a little disagreement this week between ModernEsquire and Jerid (BSB) and Matt (RAB) over the guaranteed right to counsel, at state expense if necessary, to all defendants in criminal cases.

Jerid argues it’s a right guaranteed by the constitution.

Matt disagrees, not surprisingly, with that interpretation of the constitution and argues that the state should not pay for legal counsel.

Jerid is in law school and therefore has a personal interest in seeing this activity continue.

While Matt hates spending tax dollars on anything besides fighting wars and funding for-profit charter schools.

So I […]

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While not “Net Neutrality” related, this underscores the potential power and abuse allowing common carriers to regulate the content transmitted on their networks would permit.

Saying it had the right to block ?controversial or unsavory? text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon?s mobile network available for a text-message program.

The other leading wireless carriers have accepted the program, which allows people to sign up for text messages from Naral by sending a message to a five-digit number known as a short code.

Verizon has essentially said that […]

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Back in May, Bill Todd called the Columbus City Center mall ?the world?s biggest aboveground cavern? and challenged Mayor Mike Coleman to solve the problem.

Never one to back down from a challenge, even from an dirtbag like Todd, Mike and the City Council are doing just that:

Columbus has struck a deal with the owners of Columbus City Center to take over the struggling Downtown mall.

According to a source with Capitol South Urban Redevelopment Corp., the nonprofit developer created by the city in the 1980s to build City Center, Columbus will pay Simon Property Group and […]

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On average, 15% of incoming college freshmen do not have a parent who attended college. At Ohio State, that number is nearly 23%.

Ohio State’s numbers are fantastic, because we know that many of these students come from families that haven’t traditionally considered college,” said Tally Hart, director of the Economic Access Initiative.

According to the Ohio State Web site, the creation of the Economic Access Initiative further marks the university’s ongoing commitment to ensuring all qualified students, regardless of income, can make the dream of college a reality.

“I knew I always wanted to go to college, but […]

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I just finished answering the questions on the latest version of the 2008 Presidential Candidate Selector and it looks like Dennis Kucinich is my ideal candidate.

Clinton and Obama tied for second place- which seems about right. And Sam Brownback and Fred Thompson both tied for last – which also seems like their proper place.

I just wish the Ideal Candidate wasn’t so damn Theoretical.

1. Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100 %)
2. Dennis Kucinich (81 %)
3. Hillary Clinton (78 %)
4. Barack Obama (78 %)
5. Joseph Biden (77 %)

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