From the daily archives: Monday, October 9, 2017

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the darling of national media because they see him as a Republican governor who dared break ranks to accept expanded Medicaid made possible by President Barack Obama.

By defending it now as his GOP buddies try to kill or cripple it, coastal reporters drunk from the intoxicating effects of today’s hyper-politicized environment see Kasich is a rare duck, not caring that back home he’s a lame-duck leader that GOP and Democratic candidates who want to replace him are taking whacks at.

Crying the blues as he does these days about what will happen to millions […]

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Oil For The Lamps Of Trump

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So Scott Pruitt, the former Oklahoma attorney general imported by President Trump as the EPA administrator on a mission to eliminate the EPA is now having a sound-proof booth installed in his office with taxpayers picking up the $25,000 tab.

Like Greta Garbo, he wants to be safely alone. But she wasn’t talking about sound-proof office cells.

Pruitt has a big thing about his privacy and retains a security force of up to 24 armed guards around the clock to assure his safety. The booth will be just one more entitlement that Trump’s field hands take for themselves because they […]

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It’s a date in the future that will live in history, and maybe in infamy for Republicans, if commonsense progressives and enlightened independents join with dedicated Democrats to seize the day on Election Day next year, thereby exercising all that “We the people” stuff about the power of voting.

Next year on Nov. 6, our broken and abused democracy will offer the next great opportunity to replace hard-right leaders who have ruled Ohio, like Gov. John Kasich, House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, among others wrong-headed actors that also include most members of […]

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