Commentary

4 ways to protect yourself from disinformation

You might have fallen for someone’s attempt to disinform you about current events. But it’s not your fault. Even the most well-intentioned news consumers can...

Are vouchers a constitutional entitlement?

During testimony before the Ohio General Assembly Conference Committee on SB 9 (the voucher deal) most of the pro-voucher witnesses claimed they, as taxpayers,...

Civil rights in Columbus: The Vanguard League

Most of us have heard the national story of civil rights. But did you know that many cities and towns across Ohio had (and...

Saving Lake Erie from farm fertilizer runoff: Ohio’s options

Last week, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced via its draft 2020 water quality report that it will be developing a limit on the...

The Ohio Statehouse is obsessed with guns and abortion. Is that...

Every week it seems we are reporting stories coming from the Ohio Statehouse on one bill or another that further tinkers with Ohio's abortion...

What the Trump budget says about the administration’s health priorities

The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint for the 2021 fiscal year, the first steps in the complex budgetary process. The final budget will...

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...
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