From the daily archives: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ohio Governor John Kasich took a shellacking in 2011 when he tried to decimate public union workers and their collective bargaining rights. No doubt he hopes the ghost of SB 5 stays in the past and doesn’t return to haunt his future.

Gov. Kasich showed again recently that he hasn’t forgotten the licking he took at the ballot box, and if the Lord gives him another chance to deliver a divine blow to public school teachers, and the unions that represent them, he’d gladly take up the sword and cross and try again to accomplish what he failed to do […]

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This is one of the easiest legal-issue posts ever.

The latest race-to-the-right-crazy-idea from the GOP Presidential Candidates is to end “birthright citizenship.”

For those who don’t know, “birthright citizenship” means that every person born in the United States is a Citizen.  End of story.  This is from the very first line of the Fourteenth Amendment:  “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”

We don’t need to dwell too long on why this idea is the core of constitutional […]

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This week, the Koch Brothers funded American for Prosperity began a $1.4 million ad campaign attacking Democratic Senate candidate over jobs losses in Wilmington.  Freshman Republican Rob Portman, coincidentally, had just wrapped up a social media campaign testing web ads on attacking Strickland on the economy and had publicly stated it felt bringing up Wilmington was the strongest line of attack shortly before the Koch Brothers group put such an ad on TV.

As the Cleveland Plain Dealer pointed out, the Koch Brothers ad is (shocked face) a bit misleading about the facts on Wilmington.  The Plain Dealer pointed out that […]

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