From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ohio has patiently waited on John Kasich to fulfill his job creation promises.  But after four years of total control of state government, multiple “Jobs Budgets” and full implementation of his prized and private job creation engine JobsOhio, the self-proclaimed state CEO is still 109,000 jobs short of recouping all the jobs lost during the “Great Recession” of the late 2000s.

Meanwhile, under President Obama’s leadership, the nation has made solid strides forward in 2014, experiencing the strongest job growth since 1999, while the unemployment rate fell at the fastest pace in three decades. The private sector at the national level has added 11.2 million […]

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Maybe it’s because Republicans have been such non-cooperative, partisan, political ideologues opposed to his every move or utterance over the last six years. Maybe it’s because he sees his final two years as President of The United States as liberty rightfully earned with two back-to-back, fifty-percent-plus national elections. But Barack Obama put a certain hurt on Republican leaders, one of whom frowned down on him Tuesday night in Washington in his penultimate State of the Union address, by daring to veto bills they would pass that would undo all he’s done.

“So the verdict is clear.  Middle-class economics works.  […]

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As we approach the season of county Republican fund-raising dinners, you might keep in mind that many are no longer dedicated solely to Abraham Lincoln, whose name has been held captive by the GOP for these events like a distant uncle who might yet bequeath the party with more than walking-around money.

Now there are a collection of Ohio counties who refer to the feast as Lincoln Reagan indulgences to remind donors that, for whatever reason, they ought to remember the Heroic Gipper at their tables. It’s really cult-ifying behavior. A few days ago. Ohio Republican chairman Matt Borges even […]

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