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Screen shot of white man's head and the words John K. Hartman Columnist Columbus Free Press on the phone Gas Tax Pushback
28 April 2019

A newspaper reporter friend told me that his paper's coverage policies were determined by the editor's interests rather than the readers' interests.

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06 February 2019

Let's take a field trip to Delaware County to learn about government and politics at their worst. 

Our field trip takes us to the City of Powell and...

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01 January 2019

A fantasy...

January 15, 2019.

Urban Meyer is tooling west on I-70 in Indiana in his Audi S7, tires barely touching the pavement, on...

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29 October 2018

"Dave Yost was a ghost when Ohio needed him most."

If I were creating slogans for Democrat Steve Dettelbach's campaign for Ohio...

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03 October 2018

The Columbus Dispatch's opinion writers do not take its news coverage seriously.

A few weeks ago, the newspaper/website took down four Republican...

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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...

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