Is Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) newspaper reporter wife campaigning on the Plain Dealer’s dime?
Is it appropriate for the wife of a sitting U.S. senator to report on political issues for a major newspaper in his state? If so, would propriety require that the reporter and the newspaper disclose the nature of the relationship between the reporter and the senator? Do the rules change as election activities commence? At what point are the reporter’s activities (and the newspaper’s subsidy | Read More »
OH Union activist: Tim McVeigh would be a member of the Tea Party
Happy Labor Day from the Ohio unions! From Facebook: Union Workers Opposed to Senate Bill 5 If Timothy McVeigh Was Alive Today, He Would Be A Member Of The Tea Party Wall Photos Share · 11 hours ago 2 people like this. [name removed] Doubtful and not a very good attempt at humor. Shame on you! 4 hours ago Union Workers Opposed to | Read More »
How do you celebrate Labor Day? Wait – you celebrate Labor Day?
1978 International Ladies Garment Workers Union ad I remember sitting in music class at Central School in Bedford, Ohio in the 70′s and being indoctrinated with this song – I can still sing it from memory. In the evenings, the commercial interrupted episodes of All in the Family and Welcome Back Kotter. Not that I minded. My dad worked for the phone company and was | Read More »
Barack Antoinette on gas tax repeal: You can’t even buy a cup of coffee at 7-11 with the money you’d save!
In a campaign speech at Indiana University in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama ridiculed John McCain and Hillary Clinton’s proposal to suspend the federal gas tax for three months: “Some are making decisions about buying food or buying gas. This is a critical problem that requires a serious response. So what does John McCain do? He suggests that we suspend the federal gas tax for three | Read More »
Rubio’s “Common Destiny” speech at Reagan Library redefines conservatism for his generation
Earlier this week, Senator Marco Rubio spoke at the Reagan Library at the invitation of Nancy Reagan. While most reports of the event have focused on Rubio’s great catch as Mrs. Reagan lost her footing and nearly hit the floor, the evening’s truly exceptional event was Rubio’s speech. While Rubio was paying tribute to Reagan and his ideals, it was nearly impossible not to | Read More »
Obama’s jobs plan is a National Infrastructure Bank with projects tied to “inequality reduction”
Thursday at a Holland, Michigan plant, President Obama turned on his folksy charm and declared that he would work tirelessly to “Git folks workin’ again” (note to the prez…I’ve been to lovely Holland, MI several times and they don’t talk that way, so there was no need to put on airs). He again terrified the markets by threatening to propose a whole host of new | Read More »
Two things we can salvage from this deal
It has been 274 days since the historic 2010 election swept a a new wave of Republicans into Congress – many of them professing to be fiscal conservatives who embraced the values of the Tea Party. Many of us worked hard to elect legislators who represented our values and we expected something in return. Speaker Boehner promised us fiscal responsibility and transparency. What we got | Read More »
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI): American Dream for her grandkids includes WIC and Head Start
In a rare moment of overt frankness, Rep. Gwen Moore (Socialist-WI) searched her soul and ended up giving away the Democrats’ end-game plan in her one-minute speech on the House floor Monday. In what was likely intended to be a rant against Tea Party constitutional conservatives who see the cliff we’re driving our grandchildren off, Moore shared the startling, depressing vision she has for her own | Read More »
OH GOP’s threats to Rep. Jim Jordan – Is swamp draining in order?
Can we all agree that politics can be dirty business? The seedier side of it visited Ohio Thursday in the form of alleged threats to Rep. Jim Jordan, a conservative lawmaker who is the Chairman of the Republican Study Commission (RSC). The Columbus Dispatch reported: “Jim Jordan’s open defiance of Speaker John Boehner’s efforts to solve the debt-ceiling crisis could cost the Urbana Republican his safe | Read More »
Ohio House Passes Heartbeat Bill
After months of dithering, the Republican-controlled Ohio House finally brought the “Heartbeat Bill,” HB 125, to a vote on the House floor. Introduced by Rep. Lynn Watchmann (R-Napoleon) and with 48 co-sponsors, House members approved the bill with a 54-43 vote today. The bill, which could be the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be | Read More »