From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) 10th annual conference is being held on December 6-8 in Columbus Ohio.

Organizations typically honor special friends in high places. State Auditor Dave Yost and Senator Cliff Hite are special OAPCS honorees this year.

Representative Andrew Brenner is also being featured during some special events at the conference.

All three men have received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the ECOT founder Bill Lager.

Ron Packard, the former K-12, Inc. online charter company (Ohio Virtual Academy) and now owner of several Ohio charters is prominent on the program. […]

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Paul Ryan OK With Trump Lies

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As we plod on America’s dark journey into the Theater of the Absurd we find House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan shrugging that lies mean nothing to him. Especially, Donald Trump’s tweeted lies. As Ryan explained on “60 Minutes,” “it doesn’t matter to me.’’

Here we have the third highest ranking elected official in the new administration (behind Herr Trump and What’s-his-name) saying that orange lies don’t matter. That was during a tussle with anchor Scott Pelley when asked about the Trump tweet that voter fraud prevented him from winning the popular vote in a “landslide”.

“I don’t know,” Ryan peeped. […]

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Lebron James, the best basketball player in the world currently, won’t be dreaming of another NBA championship season anytime soon from comfy digs in a Donald Trump hotel. The Ohio-born star who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president is teaming up with another teammate or two to boycott Donald Trump-branded hotels for the team’s travels this season, the Washington Times reported.

According to reporting by ESPN Monday night, citing “multiple team sources,” a group of the team’s players have been excused from staying at the Trump SoHo Hotel in lower Manhattan, where the team has a contract to stay when […]

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“The election of the next President is not yet a done deal,” said Texas Republican Christopher Suprun, one of the 538 members of the Electoral College, in a New York Times op-ed. “Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country. Presidential electors have the legal right and a constitutional duty to vote their conscience. I believe electors should unify behind a Republican alternative.”

Making news for what he wouldn’t do, Mr. Suprun said that when the electors convene in a couple weeks, he won’t vote for Trump because the Donald “has repeatedly […]

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Twice in the past 16 years the will of the people as expressed through the national popular has been blocked by the Electoral College, an invention by the Founding Fathers that many now think is obsolete. Others, most especially those who voted for Donald Trump this year, want it to remain even though he now trails his opponent by over 2.5 million votes.

Trump Logic

Fans of Trump, who won the Electoral College vote this year 306 to 232 for Hillary Rodham Clinton, make a statistical argument based on geography that mocks the popular vote. Here’s the logic […]

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