From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

“Stop Protesting and do something productive. But not voter registration. That would be outrageous.”

– Republicans to Ferguson, Missouri today.

Not a day has gone by when I have not been completely shocked by the behavior of people in leadership roles in response to continued demonstrations of the officer-involved shooting of Missouri teen, Michael Brown. As reported by Breitbart, the head of Missouri’s Republican party is currently freaking out that people in Ferguson are being registered to vote:

[…] Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressed outrage about the reports.

“If that’s not fanning the political flames, […]

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A few months ago, Chris Roberts, a young teacher in Northeast Ohio, received an email through StudentsFirst recommending that he sign up for their Teachers for Transformation Academy.  He signed up for their mailing list a few years ago because he was initially attracted to the StudentsFirst talking points.  A self described libertarian-leaning Republican, Chris was intrigued and decided to apply for the position.  After some recent phone interviews, Chris was offered the position of Ohio’s Teacher for Transformation Fellow along with an attractive $5,000 stipend – a very nice paycheck for the young teacher and father of three.

As the fourth-year teacher researched into […]

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Capitol Square watchers in Ohio know that Governor John Kasich, like Republicans across the nation, has easy access to ready-to-use, ALEC-approved government reforms that always benefit businesses first along with the boardrooms and CEOs who run them.

Any private employer knows workers are an expense to control, like utilities and materials. But when it comes to the public sector, where the messiah of reform from Mckees Rocks, PA works his magic, he wants to reform their pay and benefits down so they come closer to his beloved private sector, where workers generally start out at the bottom of […]

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Not only is Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s private and secret job creating engine very likely unconstitutional, a conclusion experts predict the Ohio Supreme Court would reach if a case challenging Kasich’s creature ever reaches it, but it apparently can’t create many jobs either.

Two new reports detailing Ohio’s poor job creation performance show the Wizard of Westerville’s so-called “Ohio Miracle” is mostly a self-basting, feel-good illusion.  Many workers are still waiting for Kasich’s promised land of jobs galore to materialize in their lifetime.

If Gov. Kasich’s Reagan-era grab bag collection of poor-to-non-performing economic policies, programs and initiatives he likes […]

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