From the daily archives: Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The late Ohio Republican congressman Buz Lukens once arrrived at Akron-Canton airport for a press conference that would fashion another  lesson on the imperatives of true conservatism.

But before he blazed  into the room to address a handful of reporters, a couple of his aides entered with an American flag as the congressman’s ever-present stage prop  for Americanism. It was a struggle because the mast was several inches too tall for the room and was finally tilted slightly  to unfurl the flag.  The congressman, an aide explained, was never without his patriotic loyalties.

I later asked Lukens, a rapid-fire speaker […]

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters have apparently joined in calls for school districts to consider allowing teachers and staff members to carry guns on school grounds.  The Republicans seem to favor not only having armed police officers in the schools, but also having guns available for teachers and administrators.

We have heard the same thing from friends and family.  A similar proposal was floated in Tennessee, and it seems like our Facebook page was full of this sort of proposal all weekend.

We are, to put it mildly, skeptical.  But what do […]

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Buried in the Vindicator a few weeks back was this gem of a letter, titled “Misfits and deviants who voted for Obama will rue the day”, from a reader in Pennsylvania.

If you paid me I don’t think I could have come up with a more offensive rant about women, African Americans, Hispanics or LGBT individuals. Sadly, the author didn’t come up with this crap on his own.

It’s all commonly heard on America’s proud, freedom-loving, conservative radio and television programs and the author, Joseph K. Waltenbaugh of New Castle, Pa., simply summarized what he’s been hearing for months down into […]

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