It was a tiny, blue demonstration in deep red Ohio. Then came the MAGA truck.
MOUNT VERNON — The message on Sandi Dunphy’s sign is clear: Wear a mask to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and don’t vote for Donald Trump. Fifty yards from her, but really an entire universe away, Jeff Cline had a different take: The virus is a hoax, Bill Gates is one of Satan’s imps, […]
The world on a billionaire’s budget
The world’s wealthiest are prospering. As of February 2017, there were about 2,000 billionaires in the world. This micro-elite controls over US$7.6 trillion, an increase of 18% from 2016. A billionaire’s spending power is difficult to grasp, both because most people do not correctly intuit large numbers, and because a billion dollars far outstrips most […]
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 Statehouse, screaming in the faces of the police officers preventing them from entering the Michigan House of Representatives. We’ve seen unhinged […]
A coronavirus long-view: taking vaccines seriously
Like all Americans, Ohioans are understandably anxious to return to school, work, and recreation. Gov. Mike DeWine has repeatedly assured us that he won’t keep the state-at-home order in place a day longer than necessary. But the COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a moment of decision. We had better decide wisely. It’s becoming increasingly clear […]