From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Will the defendant please rise?

For those who follow the frequent high crimes and misdemeanors generated by the charter school industry, we’ve heard those five words spoken much too often. In fact, there have been so many violations of the public trust by charter school operatives nationally that at least one aptly named website, Charter School Scandals, has been established to chronicle the misdeeds of school privatizers.

But apart from the voluminous information available about charter cardinal sins, a look at some closing remarks made by a defense attorney in a Franklin County Common Pleas courtroom last week […]

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You have to hand it to Fox News. It will always find a way to bring home the bacon.

In this instance, it’s really bacon. Rushing to shield the bacon and red meat industry from a report by the World Health Organization that these things aren’t that good for you, Dana Perino, Dubya’s former White House Press secretary, led her colleagues as co-host of “The Five” on a rip-roaring laugh-in as several chomped on bacon strips. Ha. Ha.

Perino is such a climate-change denier that she maintained the WHO report was a sinister plot to link global warming to consumption […]

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The word of the day Wednesday from dictionary.com was Kakistocracy. Defined as “government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power,” the elected officials of the Republican Party, in both Ohio and Washington, stand as good examples of that word in practice today.

Kakistocracy was on display Thursday in the special committee on Benghazi. Majority House Republicans—with special honors going to Ohio Congressman and former state wrestling champion Jim Jordan—did their best, or worst depending on their political persuasion and sense of decency, to dismember Hillary Clinton as the nation […]

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