From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We spent a few moments following up on the state’s new motto, “Ohio, find it here.”

Our curiosity was aroused by Tourism Director Mary Cusick’s comment that the Buckeye State was not reaching as many adventurous far-flung tourists as, we’d add, Virginia’s boast of “lovers”. So now we will have a $6 million blitz of TV and other advertising channeling the things you would find within our borders if you only looked.

We figured that might include the Ohio legislature, a rather medieval rural oriented body centrally located between Circleville and Sunbury, that clearly needs rebranding if it is what President […]

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The present anti-union climate that has openly manifested itself again in the Republican Party has a long and storied history.

Republicans were virulent in their opposition to the New Deal Wagner Act, which removed legal barriers to labor organization. They supported violent retribution in strikes, such as Dearborn police and Ford Security opening fire on unemployed auto workers, killing sixty. The atmosphere maintained the violent reaction of corporations toward the nascent growth of labor unions since the late 19th century into the 20th.

Ohio attempted to break unions in 1958 with an early “right-to-work” ballot initiative. It failed with a resounding […]

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“You Can’t Trust Trump” read two sides of a flier distributed earlier this evening at a Donald Trump rally in Columbus Ohio.

According to Plunderbund contributor John Michael Spinelli, “Kasich-supporting operatives were in the crowd and working the media with a double-sided handout from New Day For American, Kasich’s superpac group, that said one side, ‘You Can’t Trust Trump: Foreign Policy,’ and on the other side, ‘You Can’t Trust Trump: Ohio Jobs.’ For the latter, Kasich said, ‘Trump Lied To Americans About His Record Of Keeping Ford Jobs In Ohio.’ The other side’s sidebar read, ‘Trump Has Flip-Flopped On […]

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