From the daily archives: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Talking Points Memo has a, well, talking points memo from House GOP leadership for the summer recess. Press coverage of this recess will have a strong effect on the passage of immigration reform, fall budget issues, and gun safety.

We shouldn’t expect local media to account for this memo in their recess coverage (why, that would be liberal bias!) just as they didn’t in 20091. I’m not sure how many public appearance will be made in our gerrymandered state, but Ohio progressives would be foolish to ignore this playbook.

Especially because these are actually fantastic ideas that will force […]

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A friend of the site wrote this personal and quite powerful essay about her experiences dealing with difficult pregnancies and how paternalistic, anti-women measures included in Ohio’s two-year budget legislation would affect real families. We greatly appreciate her honesty and willingness to share her family’s story.

Government On My Mind
by Emily in Columbus

My husband and I, even when grieving, have a dark sense of humor. You know those adhesive stick-figure characters people put on their cars to depict their families — Dad, Mom,, two boys, a girl, a dog and a cat — well, we thought ours […]

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