From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Plain Dealer’s endorsement of Mike DeWine for another term as Ohio Attorney General surely must contain some thread of logic somewhere.

It can’t simply be the scattershot, disjointed mess it appears to be, can it?

After over an hour-and-a-half interviewing the candidates together, the Dealer’s big takeaway is the shocking—SHOCKING!—revelation that Pepper and DeWine don’t exactly get along.

Whoddathunkit?

The “crescendo” of the meeting that I have to assume included at least a little substantial policy discussion, apparently, nevertheless was a snarling Mike DeWine smacking a table in frustration.

This anecdote the Dealer follows with a strange and […]

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Democratic candidates for secretary of state and attorney general were wearing professional attire when they spoke to reporters outside the early voting center in Franklin County today, the first day of early voting in Ohio.  Calling themselves the “Election Protection Team,” State Senator Nina Turner and David Pepper, running for SOS and AG respectively, should have donned super hero garb given their promise to fight to expand access to the ballot box and protect voting rights, two job duties they say their incumbent GOP opponents have failed to do.

Today was the second stop on their three-city tour, which started in […]

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Americans are experiencing the largest gaps in wealth and income inequality since the robber barons of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were carving out monopolies like Parker Brothers and their avarice culminated in the Great Depression.

This is not an election issue in 2014. And this is unlikely to become a serious election issue any time soon, or until the bottom falls out again. And a recent study shows many Americans are unaware of how massive the gap really is and how it impacts all our lives all the time.

In the long-game, a rigged system […]

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“My fellow Ohioans.  It has now become obvious that the federal courts are going to strike down Ohio’s ban on same sex marriage.  Let me be clear that I think a huge mistake has been made here.  This state is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff.  Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

But all that will be on the unelected judges, not me.

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