From the daily archives: Friday, September 22, 2017

Ohio Republican governor candidates Mary Taylor and Jim Renacci ran their respective campaign buses over the health care of 700,000 Ohioans struggling in poverty this week.

In their attempts to woo the “we like to make ourselves feel better by hating poor people” crowd, Taylor and Renacci jostled for worst position on Medicaid.

On Monday, Lt. Gov. Taylor came out against Medicaid expansion in Ohio – the very thing Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been hanging his national hat on for several years now. The Kasich Administration has argued strenuously against a freeze, noting that 500,000 Ohioans could lose coverage […]

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Trump: The Bard Of Lexicon

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The Economist magazine arrived recently with word that it was searching for Shakespeare in Donald Trump. The response from a Canadian letter writer tersely pointed the reader in the right direction for a smash landing.

Anthony Peterson, of Peterborough, wrote:

Mr. Trump’s tweets are straight out of Macbeth… ”a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’’

Trump’s mumbo-jumbo is becoming Topic One for linguists. Prof John McWhorter, a Columbia University linguist, says the president’s way of speaking is “oddly adolescent” that is “linguistically unadorned.” Forever unsure of himself, Trump relies on such verbal crutches as […]

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Talk about being a stranger in a strange land, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be on the menu of speakers at the 50th Anniversary Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium with others who not only didn’t vote for him for Buckeye State governor (twice), or for president in last year’s Republican primary, but who likely disagree with him on most everything else, especially women’s issues.

Kasich’s appearance at the symposium, to be held at Johns Hopkins University on Nov. 13, will reward those in attendance with a free copy of his last book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United.” […]

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