Commentary

Two different surveys show that Ohio’s charities and nonprofits are in...

Nonprofit organizations are essential in Ohio — offering essential resources and assistance to Ohioans in need. However, COVID-19 has created a considerable problem; donations...

Ohio universities tiptoe back into the classroom

With school back in session, Ohio’s eyes are on the state’s 3,600 schools, but also its nearly 100 public and private universities. As universities...

Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone – here’s...

New studies show that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with inexpensive steroids can cut their risk of dying from the illness by a third....

Children of working poor hit harder by pandemic. We must invest...

While doctors and researchers haven’t unraveled all of the mysteries of the new coronavirus, there are some things we do know with certainty.  The economic...

Calls for social and racial justice are reaching every part of...

Six years ago this week I made a drive I will never forget from Missouri to Ohio. It was mostly memorable because of my...

Let’s celebrate working people by unrigging the economy

This Labor Day will be different. If they happen at all, most parades and cookouts will be smaller and socially distanced. One way we’ll...

Some ideas for Gov. DeWine on how to help struggling Ohioans

In his Aug. 25 news conference Gov. Mike DeWine outlined some good work the state is initiating to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved communities...

Official unemployment rate doesn’t capture enormity of COVID-19 labor force fallout

We know COVID-19 has hurt workers, especially service industry workers, hard. A recent poll of Ohio economists conducted by my firm found 38 of...

Ohio leaders must address poverty and homelessness for public health response...

Rent was due on Tuesday and many Ohioans will be unable to pay because of a slowly unfolding recession that, according to the World...

Amid pandemic, getting annual flu shot is more important than ever

In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner made an observation: when deliberately exposed to cowpox – a relatively mild illness spread routinely from cattle to...
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