When Eric Trump arrived at a Fairlawn church this week as the ghost of Christians past, he struck a nerve that assured him of a friendly audience. Speaking at the Presentation of Our Lord Romanian Orthodox Church as the certain crowd pleaser for the Summit County Republican Party’s annual Oktoberfest fund raiser, Trump lamented that religion is besieged in America and that when his father is president we will be able to say “Merry Christmas” again. Cool. As you are well aware, that wouldn’t happen if that woman became president.
“Religion in this country is under attack, and that’s going […]Full Story... →
by Denis Smith
For longtime readers of the Columbus Dispatch who have endured years of little or no coverage of charter school misdeeds, it’s still a shock to see story after story in the last few months detailing the abject failure and travesty that is the notorious Ohio online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. The Sunday, October 30 edition was, yet again, a case in point.
In a page one, above-the-fold story, Dispatch readers were informed that many otherwise disengaged ECOT students are beyond the “chronic truant” definition found in state law. The scope of the truancy […]Full Story... →
A Voice for My Students
by Julie Rine, Honors English teacher at Minerva High School
Each time I vote, I have a clear image in my mind of my 12-year old daughter and my teenage students. I vote for the candidate who will have the most positive impact on their lives and who will be a good role model, someone for them to look up to and emulate. The choice this presidential election is blatantly obvious to me: I will proudly vote for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
In the past, several of my friends and colleagues have voted for […]Full Story... →
Ohio born and raised, Deborah A. Loewer retired from the United States Navy as a Rear Admiral and served as George Bush’s White House Situation Room director on 9/11.
A life-long Republican, she voted for Hillary Clinton for president this year, because Republican nominee Donald Trump has demonstrated, at least to her, that he doesn’t have the patience, experience, emotional fortitude and temperament to be president.
On Friday’s call arranged by Clinton Ohio campaign officials ahead Donald Trump’s visit to Wilmington today, Rear Admiral Lower told reporters that she was at the side of President George W. Bush on 911. During […]Full Story... →
Much of the discussion about this presidential race hasn’t revolved around policy and, with less than a week to go to Election Day, that doesn’t seem to be changing.
But there is an important issue facing individuals and families in Ohio and across the country that needs to be discussed: healthcare and the cost of prescription drugs.
Only one candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton, has taken a strong stance on this issue.
Clinton supports a cap on out-of-pocket costs and for holding insurance companies accountable for the high costs of prescription drugs for consumers. Additionally Clinton also supports a monthly limit […]Full Story... →