From the daily archives: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Anti-Trump Message On High

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If you were in the neighborhood of Progressive Field in the hour before World Series game time  Wednesday night, you probably saw a small plane  flyover with a streamer that read:  “Trump tried to buy &  move the Indians!”

The banner was inspired by a reprinted 2015 Plain Dealer column by Brent Larkin , said Sandy Theis, executive director  of ProgressOhio, a Columbus organization that sponsored the airborne message.  Larkin had detailed  Trump’s  failed  efforts in the 1980s to buy the team .  “The belief back then – and now – is that he would have  wasted little or no  […]

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To hear Chicken Little Republicans talk about it, the sky will fall if private for-profit health insurers are allowed to hike premiums as high as some states might experience this year.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman conveniently calls himself an independent voice at election time, but on the issue of health care coverage, as he is on virtually all of standard GOP issues, he reliably joins the GOP’s Greek Chorus in criticizing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ACA] passed in early 2010, that lit the fuse on the Tea Party that continues to burn bright to this day.

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Although Ohioans know the truth about his awful nature, our dear governor, John Kasich, is somehow once again looking like a decent, bipartisan politician on the national stage. In September, Kasich was invited to the White House with a handful of other leaders by President Barack Obama to discuss the importance of passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the controversial free-trade agreement between the U.S. and eleven Pacific Rim nations.

Despite the unpopularity of TPP, Obama has been pushing for Congress to pass the agreement before he leaves office, and Kasich and his team have committed themselves to the effort as well. “America can’t […]

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