From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When the Cleveland Plain Dealer endorsed John Kasich over then Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, it became irrationally infatuated with Kasich’s razzle dazzle rhetoric, so much so that it went with the fast but erratic hare instead of the slow but steady tortoise.   Strickland, you may remember, withstood the worst the Great Recession could dish out and still put Ohio back on a path of recovery.

“John Kasich, is a former congressman from suburban Columbus given to Reagan-style optimism and bold, sometimes questionable, ideas. He is just as clearly the wild card, eager to shake up the status quo and even challenge […]

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We warned readers in 2010 about the dangers of electing Andy Thompson to the Ohio House of Representatives.  And we were right on the mark.  Since being elected Thompson has been busy pushing his extreme, hard-right agenda, leading the fight on important issues like banning Obamacare in Ohio, banning human-animal hybrids and banning common core.

It turns out Andy has become so extreme, that he’s even trying to ban… Nuns!

In 2012 a group of Catholic nuns took a tour of the U.S. to highlight issues with the poor and to draw attention to planned cuts for […]

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On Monday, just 15 days before Election Day, Democratic nominee for Ohio Attorney General David Pepper joined women from across Ohio, including Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair of the Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus, to lambaste Dewine over what they described as a “troubling pattern of harassment cases and short-circuited investigations” in the AG’s office. Pepper is making his first run at AG, while DeWine is running for reelection as Ohio’s top cop,

The latest issue in DeWine’s office involves Tim Miller, an assistant AG in DeWine’s employment-law section, who told a legal secretary that “there is nothing more fun than smacking a […]

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