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BY: - December 3, 2019

We live in a world of uncertainty. Some of that uncertainty stems from the human condition, the nature of existence and the nature of civilization. Some of it is intentionally manufactured by those acting in bad faith to further personal and professional ambitions, or to cover up corruption and wrongdoing. The role and responsibility of […]

Advocates gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

BY: - December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an hour of arguments in the case that challenges now-defunct New York City gun restrictions. The case has been billed as the biggest gun rights lawsuit in a decade, with the […]

Ohio delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Ohio Dems announce pre-primary caucus sites to elect convention delegates

BY: - December 3, 2019

The Ohio Democratic Party announced in a release Tuesday they will host 16 congressional district caucuses across the state on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. “Ohio Democrats are clearly fired up for 2020 and excited about our field […]

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

Massive trade deal presents political conundrum for Democrats

BY: - December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — With only a few legislative days left before Congress adjourns for the year, House Democrats are eager to show that they can legislate while also pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A massive trade deal represents their best shot at showing they can do so — but passing it would hand […]

Ohio Dems want to increase turnout by making Election Day a holiday. Will it help?

BY: - December 3, 2019

A pair of Democratic state legislators are seeking to improve voter access and turnout by making Election Day a state holiday in Ohio. Their proposal would only apply to general elections, held each November, and would result in government offices being closed that day. The idea is to give employees of public offices a paid […]