From the daily archives: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education with a tie-breaking vote by the Vice-President. Opposition to her confirmation was intense and protracted because she has no public school experience and has contributed heavily to advance her anti-public school agenda.

Now she is echoing that tired, old rhetoric that her opponents are merely those who are against “new ideas.”

Of course, her “new ideas” are any and all alternatives to the public common school.

Often public school personnel and advocates will not speak out in opposition to nefarious “reforms” from the nation’s Capital and groups such as the American […]

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The So-Called Dishonest Media

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There’s a classic scene in the movie “A Few Good Men” in which a prosecutor is demanding the truth from a frantic Col. Nathan R. Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, seated in the witness stand. Erupting in defiance, Nicholson shouts a couple of times, “You want the truth? You want the truth?…You can’t handle the truth!”

How appropriate that scene would be in D. Trump’s daily slams at the “dishonest media” that has now led to his ban on the New York Times, CNN and some other media from Sean Spicer’s fudging news briefings. By his standards, the modern […]

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All of Ohio’s existing statewide elected officials are currently serving their second term, meaning new candidates from both parties will be vying for Governor, Treasurer, Auditor, AG and Secretary of State in 2018.   Potential Republican candidates for these offices will have a choice to make: latch on to the Trump agenda and hope to ride wave that carried the current president to an 8 point win in Ohio last year,  or shy away from the current administration and its alternative facts and damaging policies while making a bet that Trump’s approval stays in the 40s or below.

Republican State Senator Frank LaRose, […]

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