Trump the performer, and his inadequacy to the moment

The thought began with some armchair political speculation a few weeks back: President Trump was putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the administration's coronavirus efforts. I had just recently mentioned in a column...

Ohio House plan a better option for the future of vouchers

Less than a month before deadline, Ohio's school voucher stalemate seems to be ongoing, with no evidence that either side will budge. The legislature has until April 1 to agree on a plan for the...
Gun rights advocate at rally

The Ohio Statehouse is obsessed with guns and abortion. Is that what Ohioans want?

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 and gun laws, typically restricting abortion services and access to...

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 his HIV progressed to AIDS. It was the early 2000s, and...
Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

Ohio is flat, rural, red and boring. Except that it’s not.

Ohio is flatland corn country. It’s rural and red and full of white people who drink mass-produced American lager and like football. Oh, and it’s boring, painfully boring. It’s not that these statements are entirely...

It’s long past time to pass the Ohio Fairness Act

Every General Assembly for many years now, the Ohio Fairness Act is introduced, and every General Assembly it fails to become law. The Ohio Fairness Act would make sexual orientation and gender identity or expression...
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