From the daily archives: Thursday, June 28, 2018

One of the losers in Harley-Davidson ’s decision to move some of its operations from Wisconsin to Europe is Ohio Rep.  Jim Renacci. The wealthy Trump surrogate, who is running against Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, is one of the richest congressmen on Capitol Hill.  Richest!

Some of his huge wealth is derived from his investments in Harley-Davidson dealerships as well as numerous other profitable enterprises around the country. When the former Wadsworth mayor first announced his candidacy for governor, he rode a motorcycle, for great “guy thing” optics.  He then switched to the Senate race at Trump’s urging.

Why ride a […]

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Rep. Andrew Brenner is not known for his ability to throw a fastball, but he nevertheless seems to be using another pitch this political season.

A cursive ball.

Yes, the anti-public education chair of the Ohio House Education Committee sponsored a bill that would encourage the teaching of cursive writing in the state’s public schools. According to one Cleveland TV outlet, the legislation is designed to “create a curriculum to teach cursive to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.”

But with Brenner, there is never anything new under the sun, and his cursive curriculum idea goes back at least […]

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With a special election just weeks away, very little coverage has focused on the GOP candidate for Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. Troy Balderson has posted some particularly swampy fundraising reports with energy companies effectively bankrolling his run for Congress.

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