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14 February 2022

John Cranley is the best candidate for governor. It is time for Democrats, Progressives, Independents and fed-up-with-Trump Republicans to get behind the...

28 January 2022

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Jed, my third cousin twice removed, has a small rural home 60 miles north of Columbus. He is a typical news consumer in that...

10 January 2022

An old political axiom is: "You can't beat somebody with nobody."

An Ohio political axiom is: "It is hard to win the first time around for statewide...

15 December 2021

The contrast between being in touch with our better angels and being in the grip of the devil is never more pronounced than during the holidays. In that "...

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27 November 2021

David Pepper is keeping the Ohio Democratic Party alive, single-handedly, even though his six years as the party's chair came to an end a year ago.


29 October 2021

The lineup of statewide Democratic candidates remains unsettled.

A few weeks ago, the race for U.S. Senate appeared settled with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan...