From the daily archives: Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gov. John Kasich will look at the new monthly job figures released by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services [ODJFS] and see nothing but blue skies. Others whose look is more detailed will see lots of gray skies with small patches of blue.

Mainstream newspapers focused on Ohio’s unemployment rate, which rose in December for the second straight month with employers adding 15,200 jobs. The state’s unemployment rate inched up to 4.7 percent in December from 4.5 percent in November, ODJFS reported. As recently as October it had dipped to a 14-year low of 4.4 percent. Sounds good, […]

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Have you been following the transition of John Kasich from crabby governor to mild and mannered presidential candidate to hardscrabble evangelical preacher to a boastful human ode to the common man?

Probably not. I haven’t noticed that the hometown papers nor the national pundits have picked up on his slick morphing to gain ground as a blessedly good white guy in the wilds of New Hampshire.

All things being relative, Kasich is now being heralded by some writers as the lone civilized carom away from Donald Trump and some other guy named
Cruz. In the modern media-driven age hurriedly […]

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