Some simple personal habits for practical safety in a world of COVID-19

Ohio is reopening more or less fully over the coming weeks, but the coronavirus pandemic is far from gone, leaving Ohioans to navigate their own personal safety in a state reopened with a far...

Some Republican legislators need to grow up, stop stoking anger and peddling misinformation

This past week we've seen Americans at a fever pitch over stay-at-home orders imposed to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. We've seen men armed with semi-automatic rifles in militia cosplay storm the Michigan...

The human cost of political retribution as policy during a public health crisis

Much of the presidency of Donald Trump has been marked by his systematic dismantling, or attempted dismantling of the work of President Barack Obama. Trump rose to to right-wing prominence starting in 2011 by repeatedly...

Thousands of lives are on the line. Ohio House task force should act like...

I started tracking the number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths in my day planner once a week on Monday, March 30. It was 2,400 people. By April 6 it had reached 9,600 people. On April...

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...
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