From the daily archives: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel picked up two new endorsements this week in his race to unseat Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in the upcoming 2018 Ohio Sentate race. Given Mandel’s Trump-like campaign strategy, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that one came from a Breitbart writer and the other from a well known white nationalist.

Earlier this month we reported that Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, the guys behind the Hillary Clinton Pizza-Gate conspiracy theory, were starting a super PAC called Revolution 18 to support Mandel. Mandel defended Cernovich back in July on Twitter during a dispute with the Anti-Defamation League. The Full Story...

ATHENS – Ohio Democratic governor candidate spoke to Athens County Democrats last week about her plans to revitalize the state and advocate on behalf of training and economic opportunities for working families.

In her speech, Sutton recalled growing up in Barberton, near Akron, the daughter of a boilermaker, going to law school, and winning election to Barberton City Council, then going to the Summit County Council, and at 29 being the youngest woman ever elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. In 2006, Sutton was elected to succeed now-U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown representing Ohio’s 13th Congressional District.

Sutton recalled a […]

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Midweek wash for a “rising star.”

Is there a more futile exercise in a democracy than the daily White House press briefing featuring
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Arkansas preacher’s daughter fielding the questions as the official voice of the Oval Office? She often doesn’t know the answer, gives a brief clipped response, and robotically points to another reporter.

We know from years of experience that press briefings exist to resolve all doubts about the boss’ commitment to civilized governing. But Huckabee, whom we would presume is a true-to-the-truth conservative Christian press secretary, would make some effort to avoid being […]

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“Ohio leads the nation in per capita overdose deaths and has become the posterchild of the crisis in national media.”

That’s how “Taking Measure of Ohio’s Opioid Crisis,” a report conducted by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the sad realities of the spreading opioid crisis many Ohioans are experiencing starts out, making its case for expanded educational opportunities and better economic opportunities.

Report authors estimated there were probably 92,000 to 170,000 Ohioans abusing or dependent upon opioids in 2015. The calculated results of all that abuse, including costs linked to […]

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Ode To A Dotard

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From Merriam-Webster: “The word as used today commonly means “a person in his or her dotage” (dotage is “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness”). Dotard, which comes from the Middle English word doten (meaning “to dote”), initially had the meaning of “imbecile” when it began being used in the 14th century.”


Rot in thy grave, thou dotard, I defie thee.
Curst be our […]

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