From the daily archives: Friday, February 24, 2012

Congratulations are in order to Kasich pal David Brennan and his White Hat Management company for being awarded two more charter schools by the Ohio Department of Education despite the worst list of accomplishments we may have ever seen. And with these additional schools, it is likely that White Hat schools will top $1 billion in revenue in Ohio.

And, of course, our deepest condolences to idealistic charter school entities like the Fordham Foundation who can’t keep David Brennan and his negative actions and failing schools out of the forefront of the media.  In fact, it’s more likely to be […]

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Pull up a chair kids.  It’s time for a lesson in political optics 101.

After touting a SOLD OUT event and your having to move it to a larger venue, what do you do:

A.  Relocate the event to a venue that you cannot possibly fill?

B.  Get caught trying to stagecraft the bad news away

C.  Have a photo come out that is utterly embarrassing (or two)

D.  Pick a venue that is associated with a vulnerable position you’ve held

E.  None of the above

If you picked […]

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Today The Columbus Dispatch/Reuters is reporting that Attorney General Mike Dewine has joined Attorneys General from Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Catholic groups, and two Catholic individuals to enter Ohio into a lawsuit challenging the recent rule that shifts the requirement for free contraceptives and family planning onto insurers.  This move was made to appease Catholic groups originally upset that they would have to directly provide such services, which they consider counter to their religious beliefs.

Originally the requirement to provide contraceptives as part of health insurance coverage was required of any group or employer providing […]

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