GOP

In town hall, Renacci embraces culture wars in primary against DeWine

BY: - April 22, 2022

In a televised town hall, Jim Renacci made a case steeped in conservative culture wars as to why he should represent Ohio Republicans as a gubernatorial candidate. During the 30-minute event, the former congressman blamed “illegal immigrants” for record drug overdose deaths in Ohio; pledged to take on “critical race theory;” and criticized what he called […]

After GOP attorney general intervenes, Democrats represent themselves in redistricting court filings

BY: - January 28, 2022

They say a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. Maneuvering by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, meanwhile, has all but forced ranking Democrats into the unenviable position of representing themselves in filings to the Ohio Supreme Court in a high stakes lawsuit that establishes political districts for Ohio’s elections […]

Redistricting Coalition pans GOP map, hopes for better result by deadline

BY: - September 12, 2021

A coalition of groups hoping to eliminate gerrymandering in the state called the Republican majority’s proposed map for district lines a “failure.” “This map fails disastrously in every way you could possibly measure it,” said Dr. David Niven, political science professor at the University of Cincinnati. The map was unveiled Thursday morning during one of […]

COMMENTARY

Tom Nichols would like the soul of the GOP back, please

BY: - October 30, 2020

Tom Nichols is on a tear. QAnon conspiracy theorists are “narcissists.” Aging Republican GenXers have been “huffing too much conservative press,” with Trumpism as the ultimate midlife crisis. And COVID-19 deniers “would rather be dead than wrong.” Nichols, an author, magazine commentator, television pundit, and professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown says of GOP colleagues: ‘They think the president lies too much’

BY: - January 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are largely united in their public defense of President Donald Trump as his impeachment trial proceeds in the U.S. Senate.  But that’s not the reality behind closed doors, according to Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.  “I spend a lot of time talking to Republican colleagues … and I know what a […]