From the monthly archives: February 2018

April 15, 2018 is Tax Day and is also the first Tax Day under the TrumpTax Scam— which makes it the perfect day to take to the streets again.

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We hear that citizens across the country are more engaged and paying attention to politics like never before. But does it even matter? Last month, in Ohio, it clearly did. 

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Trump In Dante’s Hell

On February 27, 2018 By

The chronicles of America’s nightmare:

In a blink, President Trump managed to (1) trash a cancer-stricken Republican senator, (2) blame Barack Obama for all of the country’s systemic problems, (3) boast of his own courage if he had been outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the massacre, (4) praise the NRA for wanting to do what’s right, and (5) strategically insert the success of the washing machine business in the heart of his vacant blusters about gun control.

It’s possible that no other human being could get away with his hopscotching fable to make America great again.

His […]

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The Working People’s Day of Action takes place on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Attendees will be gathering at the Statehouse at 10:30 a.m. and the rally starts at 12 p.m. This rally is part of a National Day of Action being held in 10 cities across the U.S. to fight back against attacks on workers.

We sat down with National Education Association Vice President Becky Pringle and Ohio Education Association President Becky Higgins to discuss this National Day of Action and why it is such a significant event for the working class.

Question: What is this day […]

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With so much happening in the Mueller Russia investigation, you may have overlooked the epic challenge by Fox News hostess Laura Ingraham to basketball superstar LeBron James. It was another vulgar misstep into the real world by the Foxies.

Without any sense of the iconic status of an NBA player of all-time, Ingraham was affronted by LeBron’s less than adulatory comments during a TV interview.  It has been no secret that LeBron is not on the Trump team and recently called him a “bum.”

His latest criticism occurred during an interview at the NBA all-star game intermission which Ingraham thought […]

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Politics saves lives and politics takes lives. Maybe you’ve always known this, but are only now realizing how policies impact you and your community. No matter what your situation, at least now you have realized: It is time to make the time. It’s time to get political.

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This is the second part of this story which originally ran on February 10, 2018.

The Clark Fork Group, LLC was incorporated in Ohio in June, 2015, at a private residence in Dublin, so Ayers must have consulted after that date and before becoming Pence’s COS in July 2017. Curiously, on the disclosure form Ayers lists Clark Fork Group’s address as being in Thompson Falls, MT. Clark Fork is a river in Montana, but Plunderbund could find no record of a similarly named LLC ever being incorporated there. In its most recent Kentucky filings, American Policy Coalition also […]

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One year later, and the resistance to Trump and Trumpism is still going strong in Central Ohio.

Today, with nearly no notice, approximately two dozen protestors organized by local Indivisible groups convened on Senator Portman’s Columbus office to condemn his empty “thoughts and prayers” response to the latest tragic mass shooting and ask for real reform of our gun laws. Local news was there and produced this report.

Meanwhile in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District (which is currently vacant, thanks to Pat Tiberi’s departure to the lobbying world), activists are still going strong. Below is an excerpt from the […]

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Here we go.  It’s a midterm election year.  The word has been in a lot  of the papers. Donald Trump is already making the rounds with his customary Lie-a-Thon.

Ohio, which is seldom a progressive state, is the pick of the litter. The hay wagons that convey so many state senators and representatives to Columbus have been loaded. The only change is that the Ohio Republican Party has been reinvented as the Ohio Trump Party, from the new State Chairwoman, Jane Timken, who owes her job to Trump, to several servile statewide candidates, including Rep. Jim Renacci, who is running […]

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Americans United for Values

In the early fall of 2016, a Super PAC called Americans United for Values (AUV) paid for a 25 billboard campaign in the Cincinnati market. The billboards show the silhouette of a woman, highly evocative of Hillary Clinton, in a shrugging pose. The words “what difference does it make?” hover beside her and below that, four American-flag draped caskets are stacked.

Brian Kinnett, a Grove City pastor and treasurer of the Super PAC, took credit for the billboards in the press. He gave a contemporaneous statement to the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online news […]

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Mexico Will Pay For The Parade

On February 8, 2018 By

Another day at the office…

A day when the shockers became the shockees?

Or was it the other way around when Chief of Staff John Kelly, billed as the new sheriff in the White House, expressed “shock” that Rob Porter could have socked his wife in the eye. He had known about it for months.

Kelly, after all, had already profusely befriended Porter as a “confidant and trusted professional” during Porter’s days as the White House staff secretary that ended today with his resignation when his current wife revealed a photo claiming that Porter was the perp. The bruised face […]

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