From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On Sunday, we published our analysis of the two sides’ proposals at the heart of the Reynoldsburg School District’s negotiations.  Today, miraculously, the school district published their own analysis that was just completed by the district’s treasurer.  We have no “skin in the game” so to speak and spent days assembly the data as we felt it was necessary to distribute the information, so we’re glad that the treasurer for the district embroiled in a teacher strike was finally able to be bothered to find time to complete their internal analysis.

Here’s what the district reported on their […]

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The Roosevelts: Then And Now

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As I viewed Ken Burns compelling series about the Roosevelts, the comparisons with modern politics soon became evident: the attacks on FDR (read: Obama) as a socialist, communist, dictator and king; the steeled resistance of the industrialists to converting to a wartime production line, fearing loss of profits; the Republican opposition to labor unions, Social Security, minimum wage and other safety nets for a nation mired in the Great Depression.

Does the equation ever change?

The heroics were particularly dramatic with Franklin, whose legacy will be that of one of America’s greatest presidents. Pained and limited by more than 10 […]

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It’s been a busy week for political videos, so I figured I’d just get them all posted in single spot so you can enjoy them.  First we have two positive campaign ads from Connie Pillich and John Patrick Carney.  In her web ad, Connie gives some background and discusses hard work.  Carney’s TV spot showcases his family and his bipartisan legislative experience.

We also have two not-so-positive spots from Moving Ohio Forward and the Central Ohioans Countering Kasich PAC. MOF’s ad hit hard against DeWine on rape kit testing, botched trials and his pay-to-play scandal.   C.O.C.K. PAC’s ad calls out Kasich for refusing to […]

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This is a story about how both a company and City Hall let down workers.  Whether there was any collusion or not, readers can decide for themselves.

I first met Tina Stamm at an Ed FitzGerald campaign event at the Warren County Democratic Headquarters on July 12th.  She is one of the 174 members of UAW Local 2387 who have been locked out of their jobs by Japanese auto supplier Hayashi Telempu North America (HTNA) in Lebanon, Ohio.  Many of these workers’ last day was Flag Day, June 14th.  They have been picketing outside the company’s four entrances 24 hours […]

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