From the daily archives: Monday, April 9, 2012

For the past week Lauren has been writing about events at the Ohio State University related to Trayvon Martin’s shooting. She’s covered the rallies supporting Trayvon. And she’s covered the hate-filled, racist responses, including the graffiti painted on an OSU building supporting George Zimmerman, the self-appointed captain of the local neighborhood watch who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in late February.

This evening Think Progress confirmed that Zimmerman is now using images of that graffiti on a new website ( The goal of the website, according to Zimmerman, is to give his supporters the opportunity […]

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John Kasich has been trying to oust Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine since at least November 2010. That’s 3 months longer than he has officially been serving as Governor of Ohio. 16 months in total.

Sixteen months.

Last week DeWine finally agreed to step down, to be replaced by former Chairman Bob Bennett. There’s no doubt that the basic goal of John Kasich’s “Oust DeWine” effort was successful. But did Kasich really “win”?

Kasich’s lobbyist friends have worked long and hard to make this happen. Kasich’s staff too. Many circulated petitions – often during work hours – to get […]

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