Here are the four Ohio Congressional districts most likely to flip from red to blue in November’s election.

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In their final debate in Cleveland, Rich Cordray argued that Mike DeWine is a career politician, out of touch with the issues affecting Ohio voters and after 42 years needs to step aside.

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Hudson city councilman Casey Weinstein picks up a key endorsement in his race to flip Oho’s 37th House District from red to blue.

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Thanks to nearly $3 million in outside spending by Republican groups, Republican Troy Balderson posted a narrow victory in the August special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. In November, he’s on his own.

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The Trump Party, Such As It Is

On October 9, 2018 By

I hope all of you survived the past week’ s further degrading of Congress with the rigged Republican seating of Brett Kavanaugh to, allegedly, the highest and wisest court in the land.

With Donald Trump’s howling wind at their backs, the minions were left with no other options for servility.  Clearly, the decision was locked before the Senate Judiciary Committee had voted. “Nobody,” Trump once bragged, “knows the system better than I do.  That’s why I alone can fix it.” (Have you yet noticed the president’s heroic way with words?”)

The fix began a year ago when the president’s caddies […]

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Mike DeWine has used his position as Attorney General to find ways to limit women’s access to birth control and abortion. As Governor, he would be far more dangerous.

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Jon Husted would have run a better campaign than Mike DeWine and everyone knows it.

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Underreported in the coverage of a somewhat wonkish debate were the sharp contrasts between DeWine and Cordray that it illustrated.

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Despite enduring weeks of negative ads, many of which featured outright lies, Rich Cordray has held his own in the race for Governor, pulling into a tie in two recent polls.

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The GOP’s Poor Gender Optics

On September 25, 2018 By

What’s wrong with this picture?

In New York, President Trump is selling off the world at the United Nations on why America must be first. About everything.

In Washington, Republican white guys on the Judiciary Committee who are too many years beyond retirement age are trying to set the stage to install another white guy – Brett Kavanaugh by name – on the U.S. Supreme Court regardless of the male-female optics of interrogating a woman who has accused Kavanaugh for being terribly full of predatory sexual mischief as a teenager.

But why is it taking so long?  Particularly after the capo di […]

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The failure of Betsy DeVos to effectively advance her privatization of public education agenda at the federal level is no reason for public education advocates to diminish their efforts. The September 4 Washington Post article “The education of Betsy DeVos: why her school choice agenda has not advanced” might prompt some public school advocates to ease up on their efforts.

The article said: “Her motivation, DeVos says, is to make sure every child can escape failing schools, even if parents can’t afford private school tuition. Critics counter that vouchers and related programs […]

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