#OccupyCleveland’s Field Trip to Marxist Cleveland City Council
Last week the kids from #OccupyCleveland took a field trip to visit the Cleveland City Council. That’s kind of weird, because on Day One of the “occupation” the kids protested on the steps of Cleveland City Hall. But apparently, they kissed and made up. The warm feelings may have started when Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins attended their meeting on Day One and suggested some | Read More »
#OccupyCleveland Day 7: Send rain ponchos and panties (for both of us)
A week ago I posted a diary about my undercover trip to #OccupyCleveland. I thought I’d drop by a week later to see how things were going. This time I had my 20-year-old son, a Hillsdale College student, in tow and our plan was to blend into the crowd and observe the action. However… No crowd. No action. Nothing to observe. You see, it rained | Read More »
Shamelessly begging Rubio to run. Why shouldn’t we?
The other night on Red Eye (my occasional guilty pleasure), during a discussion about whether or not Chris Christie would get into the presidential race, someone asked a question to the effect of, ”Who else is there?” Host Greg Gutfeld threw out (as sort of an afterthought), “Marco Rubio?” There was a pause in the banter and then everyone moved on. I nodded my head | Read More »
Ohio’s stalled voter ID law- vote on Tuesday
In March the Ohio House passed HB 159, which introduced reasonable reforms to secure Ohio’s election process, one of which was to require a photo ID in order to vote in person. Parts of the bill were passed into law in June. However, the GOP-controlled senate and Republican Secretary of State, Jon Husted, balked at the photo ID requirement and it’s been held up in | Read More »
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 »
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 »
Gov. Kasich leapfrogs OH Constitution, cuts deal with Big Casinos
“Kasich said he is not sure what state-sanctioned gambling “ought to look like, although I have a sense that the state ought to own it and lease it if it’s going to work. As governor, he said he would ensure that the state gets a maximum return from gambling operations and that proceeds are used to reduce taxes, not fill budget holes. Kasich was critical of | Read More »
Poll: Ohio faith community against union/budget reforms. Not so fast.
The headline is an attention getter: “New Poll and Petition: Ohioans of Faith Reject Gov. Kasich’s Unfair Budget Proposal, Attacks on Workers” This started appearing on Twitter feeds and Facebook pages last week and so it must be a fact, right? If it’s on Twitter, it’s true. The headline actually originated from the group Faith in Public Life (FPL), which is run by a collection of social | Read More »