From the daily archives: Sunday, October 19, 2014

As we careen down the home stretch of the Ohio mid-term elections, we have to focus on what is important: your vote.

We fight wars so others may exercise their franchise in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Remember the press and Bush Administration gushing about the purple fingers? Here in Ohio, the Kasich Administration simply gives us the finger.

Since 2011, the Ohio GOP has made a concerted effort to undo the reforms enacted after Ken Blackwell made Ohio ground zero for voter suppression and questionable shenanigans. Ohio was front page news (for the wrong reasons) in the run up to G.W. Bush’s […]

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Pay freezes, the exodus of experienced teachers, and increased class sizes are exactly what Reynoldsburg School Board Vice-President Elaine Tornero has wanted since she her term began in 2010.  Tornero was one of the two school board members to draft the board’s initial contract offer to teachers that ultimately led to contentious negotiations and a work stoppage by the teachers.  But the conditions that prompted the impasse, most noticeably increased class sizes and experienced teachers leaving the district in unprecedented numbers, were no accident, and had been brewing for years under Tornero’s leadership.

In October 2009, the district […]

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