From the daily archives: Monday, February 13, 2012

Modern Esquire 2005-2012

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All good things must come to an end.

In 2005, I started blogging about Ohio politics and the law while still in law school.  At the time, it was fashionable to write under a pseudonym.  I chose the name “Modern Esquire” as I thought the marriage of “Modern” reflected the new communication technology of blogging and later, social media to “Esquire,” the law, which is generally regarded as somewhat anachronistic and resistant to change (and, let’s face it, it’s pretentious as hell), was a great reflection of what I was doing as a blogger.  What I thought was a symbol […]

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The ABJ’s Bob Downing had an interesting piece this weekend about the chemicals used in the fracking process in Ohio’s wells. For example, a single well – Chesapeake Energy’s Mangun well – pumped 304 TONS of hydrochloric acid into the ground. Innovation Ohio converted this number to “608,000 pounds, enough to fill eight tanker trucks.”

Quoted in the ABJ piece, Dr. Jeffrey C. Dick, chairman of the geology department at Youngstown State University, said “The biggest threat is not the fracking that takes places thousands of feet underground, but rather the likelihood of spills, leaks, equipment failure and […]

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They’re baaack!  As we finish up the GOP nomination circus and begin to head into general election talk, we’ll begin to focus more on the re-election of Barack Obama here on PB.  One thing we know for sure about this period of the election is that the familiar smears will be back in force against President Obama.  Many of you will remember the run up to the historic election in 2008 and the many ugly email chains that were a big part of the desperate attempt to prevent Barack Obama from becoming President.

The campaign launched a valiant effort and […]

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