From the daily archives: Thursday, July 9, 2015

John Kasich’s self-described “Ohio Miracle” is widely known, among those who pay attention, as a mostly fabricated tale crafted by a political performance artist, who after nearly 40 years in the business of politics knows an ounce of perception is worth a pound of production.

Momentum for Ohio’s progress out of the mire that was the Great Recession came courtesy of a roaring recovery orchestrated by former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, whose management savvy and budget boldness kept Ohio from falling into a true economic depression. Citizen Kasich criticized Strickland for “not getting the jobs done,” so his greatest fear is to […]

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An overwhelmingly number of Buckeye lawmakers, virtually all them Republican, voted last Tuesday to fast forward a proposal to the fall ballot that would monkey-wrench an amendment that would carve out real estate in the Ohio Constitution for ten commercial marijuana growers in the same way four casino owners got their real estate in 2009, by winning a statewide vote.

Dysfunctional Defenders

There’s suddenly an out cry from certain quarters to protect the Ohio Constitution from certain invasive interest groups whose causes are deemed too crass to be in the people’s founding operations manual. Long overdue, polls show an […]

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