From the daily archives: Friday, December 2, 2016

In September, seven Detroit school children filed a lawsuit claiming that the state’s neglect of Detroit’s schools has denied them access to literacy. Fox News in Detroit reported on November 25 that the Michigan Attorney General requested that a federal judge dismiss the suit. The Attorney General argued that in Michigan there is no fundamental right to literacy. Specifically, the Attorney General argued the Michigan Constitution only requires the state to provide a system of free public schools.

Without speculating on how the federal court might rule, there are at least four points that Ohioans should ponder:

1. The state […]

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A Lie Is A Lie Is A Lie

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There are lies.

There are Plato’s noble lies.

There are Hitler’s horrific lies.

There are the half-truths of toothpaste ads and political campaigns.

And there is George Costanza’s version on “Seinfeld” that “it’s not a lie if you believe it”.

And then there are Donald Trump’s reckless in-your-face lies that don’t need a professional fact-checker to prove them false.

This week, Trump, in need of another outburst of applause for his ego, returned to his campaign mode on his absurd victory lap that he has humbly cast as a “thank you” to the voters . In Cincinnati, the most conservative […]

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