From the daily archives: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is now barely taking tenth place in the 2016 Grand Ol’ Party’s Presidential Primary Extravaganza, and the Columbus Dispatch is breathless.

Six stories on the Dispatch politics page today relate to J.R. Kasich’s presidential ambitions. The rest of us hotly await Yahweh to waive the green flag on Kasich’16.

Critics are calling the prospect of Kasich 4 Prez “sheer fun” and “pure entertainment.” I myself have been an outspoken advocate for Kasich wasting massive amounts of time and money on a doomed mission to slake his presidential thirst.

And he’s well on his way, doubling […]

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There are laws against it now. The pain from bullying so many of us experienced growing up was something you survived, or you didn’t, depending. Jessica Logan didn’t. The bright young Ohioan who committed suicide after torment at school over texts is memorialized in a law against cyberbullying—House Bill 116, the Jessica Logan Act. For most of us, we survive, we grow up, we move on. Once in a while, some of us speak, like Representative Teresa Fedor who had the nerve and the grace to speak out about her rape and subsequent abortion. It’s like a balm for the wounds […]

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