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...

Words Columbus Media Insider with the M looking like broken glass
05 September 2018

One woman is willing to sacrifice for the good of the Democratic Party.

Another woman is not.

Betty Sutton, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, originally was a candidate for the gubernatorial nomination....

Long outdoor sign in front of trees saying Welcome to the Hilltop USA
22 August 2018

The lands west of downtown Columbus have only had one robust economy since mayor George Meeker first annexed Franklinton and a couple square miles up Sullivant's Hill in 1870. Meeker also renamed Sullivant's Hill (where...

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