From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Imagine for a moment that you’re in a California television studio and Alex Trebek turns to you and two other contestants in a Final Jeopardy! segment. The famed host asks: “Name the five most commonly used words uttered about the charter school industry.”

If you answered “Will the defendant please rise?” you might have the potential to be a Jeopardy! champion. On the other hand, you may not have to be a Jeopardy! high-performer to know that as scandals in the for-profit education world continue to pile up, the number of charter school industry culprits and defendants continues to grow, […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s 2016 hopes and hugs presidential campaign run ended badly. After raising and spending millions of dollars, Ohio’s 63-year old lame duck leader could only win one state, Ohio, while losing 46 others.

From the day last July when he launched his campaign for the White House from the Ohio State Union, declaring he was ready to be president, Gov. Kasich’s long election odyssey took him out of state for more than 200 days, running for a job Buckeye voters didn’t elect him to run for because he didn’t include it in the reasons he should be […]

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Ted Strickland, Ohio’s Democratic governor from 2006-2010, announced Wednesday that his Senate campaign is launching a new, six-second “non-skippable digital advertisement.”

Called “Portman in 6 Seconds,” the video slams Sen. Rob Portman, who’s running for another 6-year term this year, as the “best senator China ever had.” With this unique launch, Mr. Strickland’s campaign earns bragging rights as the first Senate campaign in the country to use YouTube’s brand new “Bumper” ad format announced two weeks ago by Google, according to a media release by Mr. Strickland’s campaign.

Mr. Portman’s time in Washington, […]

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Ohio’s junior U.S. Senator has a prize puzzle to ponder. Running for a second 6-year term this year, Republican Sen. Rob Portman is more verklempt each day about the reality of having to share his political bed with the New York billionaire and businessman folk hero who just got in it, thinking he’s entitled to all of it.

It’ s been long in the making by Republican messengers, but after knocking out 16 other GOP challengers, including and most especially Gov. John Kasich, can Sen. Portman get away with just kissing the orange ogre, or does the ogre have his New […]

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