From the daily archives: Monday, January 28, 2013

Gov. Kasich has returned from his “four hectic days” at the World Economic Forum in Davos and according to the Columbus Dispatch, his chief chronicler as a conquering hero, “jet lag is not an option” for him. In full re-election mode, he swept directly into what the paper’s Joe Vardon described as a ”dizzying schedule of landmark events’” that awaited Kasich in the Buckeye state.

I will defer to Vardon’s preference for “landmarks” even though some of the dizzying already spun Vardon, who accompanied the governor on the long journey as reporter/publicist in Switzerland.

The Dispatch’s readers were treated each […]

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Hear ye, hear ye!  The Governor has spoken (through the Kasich/Taylor for Ohio website, anyway).  Governor Kasich has announced a “Virtual Town Hall” this Thursday night and he wants your questions.  Well, not YOUR questions exactly, but the questions of those like-minded individuals who receive campaign updates through his candidate website (protected from certain public records laws, by the way).  And by Virtual Town Hall, we assume it’s like a town hall, but one in which he will only discuss his talking points, not those of the “town”.

See Kasich’s invitation below and head out to his Facebook page and […]

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National Data Privacy Day

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Today is Data Privacy Day, and we would like to mention a few techniques and applications you should consider using to protect your privacy online, especially in this environment of growing policy and corporate monitoring of our activities online. Everyone knows to be careful about what information you share on Facebook, but simply by being on the network you provide a lot more information than you might think.

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Yesterday we predicted Kasich’s introduction of a pro-charter school funding plan this week.  We thought you’d like to know why.

In the past two decades Ohio’s Republicans have moved billions of dollars out of public education and into the pockets of for-profit charter school operators even though many consistently fail Ohio’s children and offer Ohioans lower graduation rates, millions in unpaid fees, corruption and financial scandals.

We expect the trend to continue as long as large, for-profit charter school operators like Whitehat’s David Brennen continue to give hundreds of […]

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Last week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that he would end the combat exclusion policy, thus lifting the ban on women in combat.

I, for one, applaud the news.

I’m sure the nay-sayers are out there handing out the usual excuses:  women aren’t qualified, aren’t strong enough, couldn’t handle it, will ruin unit cohesion.  Blah, blah, blah.  They said the same thing about women being in the military at all.  They said it about blacks serving in our armed forces.  Yet here we are, 65 years after President Truman integrated the military and permitted women in the regular […]

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