Unaccountable dark money has corrupted Ohio politics. It’s time to require disclosure.

The ugly saga of alleged corruption, bribery, money laundering and racketeering on the part of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four political operatives in Ohio lays bare a nasty truth in the Buckeye...

Facebook comments are where my faith in humanity goes to die

Toxic environments crush the spirit, and few environments thrive on toxicity like Facebook comments sections. Less an American agora for public debate, Facebook comments sections exist mainly as a forum for misinformation, spam, childish...

The Confederate flag is an insult to Ohio’s heritage

One of the most tired, loathsome bromides made in favor of flying the battle flag of slavers and traitors is the exaltation of heritage, as though passing down symbols of racism and sedition in...

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...
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