From the daily archives: Monday, April 4, 2016

The latest Republican stunt to disenfranchise voters has blown up in their faces like a trick cigar.

The U.S. Supreme Court provided the Grand Old Party with the arse kicking it so richly deserves on Monday with its 8-0 decision in Evenwel v. Abbott, wherein Republicans had attempted to capsize the redistricting processes across these United States by undoing the age-old democratic principle of “one person, one vote.”

The scheme was this: Allow state legislatures to further gerrymander the country by allowing districts to be drawn only around the population of registered voters instead of the population as […]

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Here’s a long-shot prediction: Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be back in Ohio Tuesday night ahead of his sixth State of the State [SOTS] address on Wednesday. Why? Because he won’t be holding a thank-you victory to thank Badger State voters for giving him his second first-place finish in more than 30 races so far.

A first-place finish for Ohio’s prickly CEO turned nice guy on the stump would be great expectations achieved, indeed. That’s highly unlikely, but a third-place finish for him will meet conventional expectations.

Badgering The Buckeye

The term-limited governor’s SOTS show in Marietta, his sixth so […]

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If anyone thinks Gov. John Kasich’s sixth State of the State speech will be different in any significant way from the previous four off-road showy productions, think again.

For those fluent in basic Kasich, predicting what’s coming can save a trip next Wednesday to Marietta in southeastern Ohio, venue for his next great political production.

The State of Ohio Is Mediocre

The governor’s first State of the State was delivered in 2011 at the Ohio Statehouse, the traditional venue for governor’s telling citizens how things are and what they plan to do to make it better. After that first one, […]

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