Commentary

Nobody likes a smarty pants: Why Warren and Obama irk pundits...

Elizabeth Warren has never succeeded in charming the pundit class, which tends to describe her in oh-so-flattering terms like professorial, scold, elitist, lecturing, strident and schoolmarmish (she was a Harvard professor before...

On the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a look back...

During the half century that baseball was divided by a color line, black America created a sporting world of its own. Black teams played on...

Ohio’s troubling track record on LGBTQ+ rights

When most of us are little, we learn about the “Golden Rule.” This is the basic principle that you should treat others the way...

End HIV stigma and discrimination, and then we can end HIV

It's a weird word to use, but in many ways I'm lucky — lucky because I only had to watch one friend die as...

Here’s the danger at the heart of Trump’s meddling in the...

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was absolutely right about this much: President Donald Trump has learned his lesson. And he’s learned it by heart. Thanks to the...

Understanding how criminal records are sealed

Eligible offenders convicted of certain types of crimes can ask the court to expunge, or seal, their convictions. If the court seals a conviction,...

How Trump’s proposed benefits changes will create hardship for rural people...

Changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance program proposed in January by the Trump administration could make it harder for over 8 million Americans...

The fiscal cost of Ohio’s death penalty

In the spring of 2015, I was living in Omaha, Nebraska, and my friends and I, being the political junkies we are, were all...

Real pay data show Trump’s ‘blue collar boom’ is more of...

If you thought workers’ hourly pay was finally rising, think again. At first glance, the latest data – which came out on Feb. 7 –...

Ohio is flat, rural, red and boring. Except that it’s not.

Ohio is flatland corn country. It’s rural and red and full of white people who drink mass-produced American lager and like football. Oh, and...
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