From the daily archives: Monday, September 18, 2017

I never get tired of quoting James Madison’s line that “knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives.”

This quote is at the heart of what the “American Experiment” achieved when we established self-governance with our new Republic 230 years ago, after millennia of almost entirely autocratic rule throughout the history of human civilization.

The late columnist Molly Ivins noted that “it is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to […]

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Apparently the Donald Trump regime is scared of Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, including him as a target in next year’s mid-term election with the hope of weakening him before the 2020 U.S. Presidential cycle.

From Politico:

Allies of Donald Trump have begun plotting to take down or weaken potential Democratic challengers in 2020, including several who will be on the ballot in next year’s midterms.

The 2018-focused work ranges from a major donor-funded super PAC designed to blemish Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s image, to a full-scale effort to defeat Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown outright before he […]

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Anyone who followed the governor’s race in 2014 knows Ohio media regularly allowed Gov. John Kasich to get away with murder, so to speak, by not confronting him on his many scandals, choosing instead to pound his Democratic opponent for what in hindsight were merely minor shortcomings.

Kasich won his first term in 2010 by only 77,127 votes statewide, so he needed a solid second win to justify running for president in 2016.

The former congressman who represented a reliably Republican district in central Ohio for 18 years has accumulated a terrible record since 2011 that includes, but isn’t limited […]

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Ripping health care coverage aways from millions of Americans is the mistress Republicans just can’t quit, in Ohio’s General Assembly or the U.S. Congress.

As news broke Sunday that U.S. Senate Republicans haven’t given up on their dream of devastating millions of people by denying the access to health insurance by repealing Obamacare, it turns out Ohio House Republican leadership also hasn’t given up on freezing Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. If they do, they will steal health care coverage away from 500,000 Ohioans over the course of about 18 months.

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