Why Martin Luther King’s anti-racism crusade needs to be renewed

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was 39 years old when he was assassinated. Schools, streets and children are named in his honor in Africa. In America, he is honored with a public holiday. All over...

Ohio in desperate need of election modernization

Ohioans need to have an urgent, nonpartisan, consensus-driven conversation about a subject we rarely talk about: our state’s woefully lackluster voter participation.  Despite Ohio’s longstanding reputation for being the nation’s election barometer, when it comes...

How a powerful lawmaker belittled a young, female reporter — a cautionary tale from...

This is republished from Ohio Capital Journal affiliate the Michigan Advance. This story has made national headlines this week. I waited outside the Michigan Senate chamber to ask Sen. Peter Lucido on Tuesday for a...

As newspapers face challenges, the importance of public support grows

Newspapers build strong, informed communities. Imagine Cleveland without the Plain Dealer journalists who uncovered the lead poisoning crisis and the rape kit backlog, forcing important reforms. Cincinnati Enquirer reporters, photographers and editors painstakingly depicted the mercilessness of the drug...

Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage?

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Iowa for the seventh debate Tuesday, health care remains the most important topic of debate for many Americans. The candidates talk about their proposals for health care reform...

From fires in Australia to war in the Middle East, our children deserve better...

We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day. It’s a chance to break away from work, and to touch base with my only child. She’s 14...
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