Merrick Garland and Sherrod Brown sitting in chairs looking at each other
10 January 2017

President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees are a basket of deplorables. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is up for Attorney General even though he is well-known as being racist. Ben Carson, nominated to run the Department of...

04 January 2017
In every age, no matter how cruel the oppression carried on by those in power, there have been those who struggled for a different world. I believe this is the genius of humankind, the thing that makes us half divine: the fact that...
A brick building with words Neighborhood House on it
03 January 2017

For the past six months, I have had the pleasure and displeasure of working at The Neighborhood House (NHI). The pleasure has been in working at a settlement house that was established in 1902 to serve the homeless, jobless, hungry,...

Trump, Ryan and Pence at a table looking at each other with flags in the back
14 December 2016

Dear members of the Electoral College, 

You have a momentous decision in front of you. That your upcoming vote for the President of the United States on December 19, 2016 matters is an understatement. Your choice magnifies not...

People holding a Yes We Can sign outside a brick building
07 December 2016

I am an elected member of the Franklin County Democratic Party (FCDP) Central Committee. On Wednesday evening, I got an email on FCDP letterhead with an announcement from Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer. His message to the...

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06 December 2016

This year's election taught us that big money has taken over Ohio politics and that the news media's role in influencing election outcomes has become insignificant. Consider the following three cases in point:

1. Rob Portman and...

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