From the daily archives: Sunday, October 28, 2012

On Meet the Press this morning John Kasich announced: “I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead. I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio.”

According to Kasich, Romney’s internal polling shows him winning. Which is interesting since Rob Portman, who helped prepare Romney for his debates and who spends much more time with Romney than Kasich, admitted just two days ago “internal Romney polling shows the state is a dead heat.”

According to Real Clear Politics, ten polls have been conducted over the past ten days and not one of them […]

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Ohio’s legislators’ misguided belief in their infinite wisdom of education reform continues to be exposed as Senate Bill 316 — their most recent attempt at demonstrating their knowledge of schools — has become law.  The latest display of their ignorance of the education system can be found in the requirements that exist as a part of the “Third Grade Reading Guarantee.”

The “guarantee” is detailed in Ohio Revised Code 3313.608 and has been explained as a way to ensure that all students are proficient readers before moving on to the 4th grade.  A key component of the new […]

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In my ongoing effort to ensure no Plunderbund reader makes it through the next nine days without doing something to help a campaign, today we have another great project that could use your help.

On election day, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law – the authoritative source of voting rights research in the U.S. – and Common Cause are teaming up on an important research project. They will be conducting an exit poll in several battleground states to look at the effect of restrictive voting laws and other obstacles voters may experience in voting.


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A new anti-Sherrod Brown campaign started on Twitter yesterday using dozens of fake Twitter accounts to promote a cheesy video produced by ForAmerica, Inc.

According to their website, ForAmerica is chaired by L. Brent Bozell III, the dirt bag responsible for, among other things, swift-boating war hero John Murtha.

The tweets, sent by what appear to be newly create Twitter accounts with only one or two Tweets, typically contain a phrase similar to “See the truth behind Sherrod Brown” and point to a cheesy web video rip off of the DIRECTV “Don’t” series of ads (e.g. “Don’t Sell Your Hair to a […]

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