From the daily archives: Monday, October 12, 2015

The Buckeye State, it seems, has achieved a nadir in statesmanship contributing to our national dialogue.

Sure, we’ve had embarrassing representation before. But when U.S. Rep. Clement Laird Vallandigham was wire-walking the line of treason in the 1860s as leader of the copperheads, at least we had people like U.S. Rep. Benjamin Wade, Gen. U.S. “Unconditional Surrender” Grant, Gen. Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, U.S. Sen. John Sherman, and Brigadier Gen. James Garfield, amongst others, on the other side, breaking their lances for freedom. The good far outweighed the bad.

In October 2015, we have Ohio Gov. John Kasich telling folks he’s going to cut […]

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A Decade of Plunderbunding

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10 years ago today at 3:29am, in an apparent bout of insomnia, I posted for the first time on a blog with a silly name that would come to mean more to Ohio politics than I could have ever imagined.

Back then it seemed like almost everyone with a political opinion had a blog and jumping into the fray seemed like a good idea at the time.  My feelings for George W. Bush and his then 2 year war in Iraq along with the general feeling of unease for the political direction of the country were the main motivations. […]

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