From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The last time Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business ranked states according to their job creating record, Ohio was already ranked pretty low at 41st. But in its latest updated ranking released Wednesday, Ohio’s ability to create jobs under Gov. John Kasich and his widely touted but poorly performing job development group JobsOhio dropped eight slots to 45th. More mirage than miracle? It appears so.

In November 2010, under former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, who was elected then had to face the effects of a national economic meltdown that destroyed lots of jobs from many states […]

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Karl Rove, a jack of all shades when political cash is on the line, is back in the shadows of the giant money tree gathering up millions of campaign dollars that are falling like the autumn leaves. His latest venture through his Super PAC, American Crossroads, will spend $10 million to enrich the campaigns of four Republican Senate candidates. He has few equals in following the money that doesn’t rattle in his collection plate.

Have you noticed how experts, fully conditioned by their fail-safe rules of today’s politics, lay out the odds in any campaign by tilting to the candidates […]

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