Commentary

A brief history of impeachment in America

Three American presidents have been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives through our history; all have been acquitted by the U.S. Senate. They...

Air National Guardsman: Don’t leave military families out of paid leave...

As a veteran and current member of the Air National Guard, my unit and I can be activated to respond to natural, man-made, or...

Paid family and medical leave would help families, boost economy

Family is the backbone of our country. It’s important for people to be able to care for their family when it matters most —...

Celebrating the suffrage centennial: Three Ohio women you should know

The 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, and all women across the United States won the right to vote. Over the last...

A ‘trial’ unlike any I’ve ever seen as a court reporter

For three years I covered crime and courts in Athens County. I was green to covering the courts, and honestly, I wasn't very excited...

Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was 39 years old when he was assassinated. Schools, streets and children are named in his honor in Africa....

Ohio in desperate need of election modernization

Ohioans need to have an urgent, nonpartisan, consensus-driven conversation about a subject we rarely talk about: our state’s woefully lackluster voter participation.  Despite Ohio’s longstanding...

How a powerful lawmaker belittled a young, female reporter — a...

This is republished from Ohio Capital Journal affiliate the Michigan Advance. This story has made national headlines this week. I waited outside the Michigan Senate...

As newspapers face challenges, the importance of public support grows

Newspapers build strong, informed communities. Imagine Cleveland without the Plain Dealer journalists who uncovered the lead poisoning crisis and the rape kit backlog, forcing important reforms. Cincinnati...

Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage?

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Iowa for the seventh debate Tuesday, health care remains the most important topic of debate for many Americans....
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