From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Former President Bill Clinton said it best in his speech at the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he shredded the Republican presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for lying about cuts to Medicare. “It takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did,” Clinton ragged about the GOP ticket that went down in flames to a second run for a Democratic ticket of Obama-Biden.

Ohio’s junior senator in Washington, Republican Rob Portman, showed how brassy he can be when he criticized former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray for timing […]

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Ohio U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci sided with Big Pharma Tuesday at the City Club of Cleveland, criticizing lawsuits against drug companies that have contributed to the Buckeye State’s overdose epidemic, which claimed the lives of more than 4,000 Ohioans last year.

Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper said in a release that Renacci is trying to run for governor but he doesn’t have the first clue about how to deal with the nation’s worst opioid crisis, which is happening right here in Ohio.

“First, Jim attacked Medicaid, which has been the single-biggest resource in fighting this crisis. […]

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Betty Sutton, candidate for governor, sent a letter Tuesday to Ohio Gov. John Kasich calling for his administration to revoke Rover Pipeline LLC’s 401 Water Quality Certification that allows the 369 miles of pipeline project to cross 631 individual streams and 88.9 acres of 352 wetlands, and instead re-permit the company on a rolling basis based on water crossings or portions of the project after thorough review.

“History shows that this company can’t be trusted, and at a minimum we have to make a statement that Ohio can’t be rolled over by Rover, and that we have leaders who will hold it accountable and […]

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Trump: When Words Don’t Matter

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Have you noticed how many times Donald Trump refers to things he doesn’t like as a “disaster”?

For example, Democrat Doug Jones, Roy Moore’s Senate opponent  in Alabama. Or Obamacare. Or the U.S. Military. Etc.

By now we’ve all learned that the President has a grade school vocabulary punctuated by a lot of “greats” and “incredibles” in which he has now added “beautiful.” See: “big beautiful tax cuts.”

It would have been nearly as effective if he had replaced the opaque Navajo code with his tweets during
WWII.

So to conclude this linguistic whimsey I will offer the quote […]

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“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We’ve all put our hand over our hearts and said the current, and fourth version, of the Pledge of Allegiance.

After 241 years, evolving from colonies to an independent republic following the defeat of a king who saw new-world America as a cluster of colonies ripe for exploitation and subjugation, our once experimental democracy that’s served as a lantern of freedom and opportunity, lighting the way […]

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