From the daily archives: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Trump’s Goon Squad

On December 18, 2016 By

It’s been a busy week for our next president, Donald Trump, as he returned to his campaign mode with his audience chanting “lock her up”. In the spirit of the holiday season, he’s packed his cabinet nominees with a goon squad, giving them an opportunity to advance their own grievances against the departments they will serve.

Rick Perry, for example, is Herr Trump’s choice to head the Energy Department, the very operation that he vowed to eliminate when he ran for president. And Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general who has long scorned climate change science, will doubtless carry on […]

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Reports were in Friday about what labor statistics released from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said about how Ohio under Gov. John Kasich’s guidance is doing. And it’s not a heart-warming scene with Christmas, supposedly the wonderful time of the year, a week away.

The Grinch that’s stolen jobs over the last few months took a little vacation this month, as Ohio gained 9,100 jobs in November 2016, breaking a streak of three consecutive months when Ohio had lost employment. While last month’s job number is positive news, the year over year Ohio job growth rate for […]

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