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Bill would let Ohio health orders expire without legislative approval

BY: - April 28, 2021

In about two months, Ohio lawmakers will gain the power to strike down public health orders they disagree with through a majority vote. Some Republican legislators are continuing to seek other ways to curtail the authority of the state health department. A new bill proposes to let health orders expire without lawmakers having to necessarily […]

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Pandemic restrictions do have a World War II parallel — self-denial in pursuit of victory

BY: - April 20, 2021

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt imposed a multitude of economic restrictions on the American public and businesses, actions that would be instrumental in helping America and her allies defeat Nazi Germany and Japan. We won that war but not until it had extinguished the lives of 405,399 American service members. Seventy-nine years later, a […]

Ohio politicians condemned for pandemic comparisons to Nazi Germany

BY: - April 5, 2021

To Ohio lawmaker Kris Jordan, the mask requirement and the roll out of optional COVID-19 vaccines are two steps toward an American genocide like that of the Holocaust during World War II. “It’s just a mask, wear it. It’s just a shot, take it,” reads a March 31 Facebook post from Rep. Jordan, a Republican […]

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Ohio lawmakers who lied for Trump ought to be held accountable

BY: - January 13, 2021

We’ve been hearing a lot about accountability since the Trump-incited insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Who’s at fault for this historic attack on American democracy, and how can they be held responsible? Most of us know who deserves the central blame. In an ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday, 67 percent of […]

19 lawmakers declared victory over COVID-19 in June. Now it’s spreading in their districts.

BY: - October 27, 2020

Back in June, 19 state legislators joined together to claim that “Ohio smashed the curve long ago. Mission accomplished!” Months later, as Ohio continues to set new records for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, one of those legislators admits the pandemic has proved to be an “evolving situation.” Another is doubling down on the letter’s message […]