From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It’s been clear for a while that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as Commander in Chief. But today we arrived at the point where it is no longer acceptable for any legitimate candidate for office in this country to stand on the sidelines and allow — let alone assist — this man in his quest for office.

Today, Trump openly suggested that while we may not be able to defeat Hillary Clinton at the ballot box, her ability to make judicial appointments could be stopped by “Second Amendment People:”

This is either a call for assassination of a future […]

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In a conference call with reporters on Monday, the same day Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was in Detroit offering a proposed economic plan that earned claims of being critically short on details, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther was joined by owners of a small business in Bexley, and Gene Sperling, an expert on economics and former Director of the National Economic Council.

Each participant provided their views of how job growth plans from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would impact Ohio, a key battleground state. Analysis of the candidates’ plans has come from Moody’s economist and former adviser […]

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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is forever restlessly in a campaign mode. At 38, the Beachwood Republican has already won two terms to the Ohio House of Representatives followed by his successful quest for treasurer. But wait . He’s now setting his stage to challenge Democrat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018. So as the saying goes, life is short, eat the dessert first.

As a warmup, he served as Marco Rubio’s Ohio chairman in the GOP primary field, which was more for Mandel’s workshop exercise than for Rubio’s benefit.

The Plain Dealer recently reported that Mandel has already unlocked his […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has lots of bad ideas for governing, as Plunderbund readers know all too well. One of his worst to date is to ask the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to approval a change in Ohio’s popular expansion of Medicaid that would force about one million eligible Ohioans to pay premiums for coverage they currently receive free of charge.

Ohio’s lame duck governor made his second run for president this year, losing 49 state contests and winning only one, Ohio, and with less than 50 percent of the vote. In many town hall meetings along […]

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