American Republic

COMMENTARY

Authoritarianism v. democratic self-governance: The battle of the ages

BY: - April 21, 2022

ROME — When I’m not helping chronicle the charade of governance that is Ohio policy and politics, I’m most often studying the history of human civilization, with an emphasis on America and antiquity. Taking a short hiatus from the circus maximus of the Ohio Statehouse, standing amidst the ruins of the Roman Forum, I pondered […]

COMMENTARY

If I can root for both Browns and Bengals, you can stray from your political party

BY: - December 3, 2021

This is a plug for a therapeutic approach to countering the bitter polarization of this country’s two-party political system. Try becoming less rigid and zealous in favoring sports teams as a statement against the “party politics as a team sport” approach that’s dividing our country. Bear with me here. If I can manage to split […]