Commentary

History Thursday: Iran, Woodrow Wilson and making the world safe for...

The recent violence with Iran got me thinking about Woodrow Wilson. More than 100 years of American foreign policy has hinged on a concept Wilson...

CEO pay has increased 940% since 1978 while worker wages have...

Procter & Gamble paid its CEO 287 times what it paid its typical worker in 2018. Cardinal Health paid its CEO 221 times as...

Lower-income Americans continue to be divided politically, despite their shared interests

Six in 10 lower-income Americans describe the economy as fair or poor, according to a survey out from Pew Research Center last month. Majorities of...

Climate change threat doesn’t get the Y2K urgency

Take a moment to think back to simpler times, to a long-gone era exactly 20 years ago this week, when we celebrated the dawn...

SNAP ID bill is a costly, ineffective, misdirected attack on vulnerable...

Recently, the Ohio Senate General Government and Agency Review Committee recommended Senate Bill 165 to the full Senate for passage. This legislation has made the...

Medical catastrophe should never mean financial ruin as well

In nearly 15 years writing news, one of the most gut-wrenching, powerful stories I’ve ever covered happened three years ago this January when I...

Memories of the Newseum and thoughts about its role as it...

Now here's a sad news lede to report: the Newseum is closing forever in just a few days.  The museum dedicated to the Freedom of...

The case against the death penalty, and why Ohio should end...

Ohio continues to be unable to execute people because the pharmaceutical industry refuses to supply the necessary drugs. In fact, those companies have said they...

Bail reform needs to be more than words on paper

The Supreme Court of Ohio is still in the process of amending Criminal Rule 46, the rule that governs bail-setting practices for all state...

How local governments can create high-paying jobs for residents

How do local governments create living wage and high-paying jobs for residents of neighborhoods of concentrated poverty?  One tool we have are business incentives, or,...
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