From the daily archives: Friday, February 24, 2017

Open Letter To Senator Portman

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From Judd Dunham, who wrote earlier today about his encounter with Senator Portman, below is an open letter to the Portman staff who helpfully arranged today’s private meeting with constituents on what comes next:

Hello guys,
Just wanted to thank you again for restoring some faith in human decency and American democracy today . I know that must sound absurd but really I hope you realize that for a group of people like us to do what we did today is actually totally abnormal. None of us is part of some organized group, none of us is being […]

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This is a guest post by Judd Dunham 

[UPDATED at 4:42 pm with video]

A group of a dozen or so concerned citizens got word yesterday that Rob Portman would be attending an event at Columbus State about opioid addiction. Most of us have spent the past six weeks trying however we knew how to get an audience with the senator or with any Republican congressmen in our areas to express our deep concerns with the direction the country has taken. since the election. This has included multiple in person visits to Senator Portman’s office as […]

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In a recent Dispatch article, Governor Kasich “defended his proposed school funding formula that would result in cuts for more than half of Ohio’s school districts” by complaining that many school districts “have not looked to improve how they operate, from merging with other districts to partnering in purchasing.”

In fact, many school districts have reduced programs and services to cope with state-imposed loss of tangible personal property revenue (TPP), state cuts in reimbursement for loss of TPP, flat state funding for several years and loss of funds flowing to charters and vouchers.

With very, very few exceptions, merging […]

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A Return Of The Remarkable Shadow?

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With so many Trump Age Republican no-shows at town hall  meetings around the country, is it fair to assume that they are  busy rehearsing for a revival of The Shadow, the old radio series with a remarkable detective who could  cloud people’s minds without being seen? OK, for skeptics, it’s  true that they  already have plenty of experience doing that from their perches on Capitol Hill! As a kid, I was forever enthralled by  The Shadow,  who knew what “evil lurked in the hearts of men” and set about  to expose it. ( Heh. heh. heh…}  Thanks to special […]

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Ohio mainstream media is all a twitter again, this time about John Kasich’s meeting Friday with Donald Trump at the White House. In the mystery of who invited who to this odd couple confab between a new president and a lame-duck governor who will wander off the political radar screen in less than two years, the mystery might not be a mystery if observable history is considered.

It’s indisputable that the Trump administration has a habit of lying even when it isn’t necessary.  It is also true that that Gov. Kasich has been in Trump’s doghouse for a long time. […]

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