Older white man with glasses looking weird and crazy in a suit at a microphone
07 October 2018

Heading into October the race for governor is by most accounts tighter than expected even though many pundits figured Ohio was continuing to trend red. Earlier this summer, polls had Democrat Richard Cordray leading Republican Mike...

Cartoon of lots of bags with dollar signs on them
04 October 2018

To remedy a broken campaign finance system, the 2016 Democratic Party Platform advocates a number of reforms, including ending “secret, unaccountable money in politics by requiring . . . significantly more disclosure and transparency...

Movie poster from White Boy Rick with a photo of mostly black gangsters and a young white boy with an older man's white face superimposed on top of his (Richard Cordray's face) and the words White Boy Rick with the k turned into an H to say White Boy Rich
03 October 2018

White Boy Rich

Now it all makes sense. In 1992 I ran against John Kasich in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Everyone told me Kasich liked to smoke a little dope, and later Roger Stone would finger him as the...

Three white guys in suits looking important
25 September 2018

I woke up every morning last week to the sounds of Sonny & Cher. I also woke up to news of a Supreme Court nominee’s history of sexual harassment and the ceaseless conservative support for him. Then there was the natural (more like...

Strange looking bright blue and white handgun
16 September 2018

If you are a regular reader of my soon-to-be Pulitzer Prize winning work, you probably think the title this week refers to the usual procrastination and intransigence of our politicians. Surprisingly, they’ve all been saying plenty and...

White sign with red letters saying Forclosure in front of a house
09 September 2018

Great Financial Crisis

On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest bankruptcy in the history of the United States, a key moment of mounting panic during what came to be known...


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