From the daily archives: Thursday, October 30, 2014

In 2011, in the heart of the Governor Kasich’s first tumultuous year in office, I wrote an article titled “Republican teachers are now extinct“.  I took a look back at that article in this past week as we are leading up to the election that we’ve been looking forward to remembering since that time and found that my words ring true even more today than they did back then.  As we enter the final days of the Kasich Administration’s ominous reign over Ohio, I want to once again urge my “Republican” family and friends (yes, I’m talking to […]

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French generally had a great reputation before joining the Ohio bench.  Now, that reputation is in tatters.

French is one of the sitting Ohio Supreme Court justices seeking another term.  She has received significant support from outside conservative groups.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that French has been touting her activist conservative credentials recently.  She told a Republican group in Powell

“Whatever the governor does, whatever your state representative, your state senator does, whatever they do, we are the ones that will decide whether it is constitutional, we decide whether it’s lawful. We decide what it […]

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Can we talk?

As some of you surely know, much of my professional career plunged me into the printed word – newspapers, magazines, books, some crabby letters to editors and now the digital offspring, blogs.  I say this only because some of you may be wondering why I’ve been picking on newspapers so much during this dreadful election year for which they must accept some of the responsibility for its odor.

I do want to say that the decline of newspapers, which is now past the point of no return, gives me no joy. Still too much printer’s ink in […]

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