Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin all turned down available Federal funds. California's governor is happy to take the money to build a system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco but it's become tied up by routing and funding disputes.
Who will pick up the mantle of this unabashed progressive voice in the House? Who will stand in Dennis Kucinich's place and demand that our government do the right thing by the People and the other nations of the world?
None of us would want to have our job performance judged on an outcome that we don't really control. But that's where teachers now find themselves.
Political committees controlled by Mitt Romney's campaign have made generous donations to prominent Republicans in early primary states, but records show contributions have tailed off as the GOP nominees head in to Super Tuesday.
If we are to reform the prison system, and fix the other Big Problems, we must first reform the lobbying and campaign financing systems.
Republicans also forget that their attacks on unions can turn off long-time Republican voters. In Ohio, the demonization of teachers as part of Issue 2 moved many Republican educators toward the Democrats.
Unfortunately, facts seem of little interest to Norquist. In the end, he makes his intentions clear. He just wants to stir up new Republican governors to end renewable energy laws for political reasons.
Last week, the labor movement and its allies scored a major victory with the repeal of Ohio Senate Bill 5 (SB5), a piece of anti-union legislation signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich.
Republican governor John Kasich's anti-union law might still be on the books if not for the force of OWS. And if the Occupy movement survives, if it regroups and adapts to life beyond Zuccotti Park, you can bet it will notch more political victories in 2012.
Before the occupation movement began, country club conservatives had confined political discussion and concern to government deficits. No one acknowledged the unemployed, the impoverished or the foreclosed on -- except to condemn them. The occupations changed this.
Before Obama decided to save and restructure the failing automobile industry, Romney penned an essay titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Had Obama followed Romney's plan, the national economy would have plunged into a major depression.
"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.
Spitzer and Matalin debate whether GOP electoral losses -- on labor rights and making zygotes like corporations -- signals voter backlash to Tea Party extremism. Should voters now forget Perry... and a Bain-Cain ticket?
An election-eve poll showed that if the presidential election were held today, the Buckeye State would give President Obama an 11-point victory over his nearest Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.
If some of our political leaders were less inflated with smug certainty, they'd have little less 'grief an' pain', and a little more 'promised joy.'
As I watched news coverage last night of the vote to repeal Ohio's union busting law that newly elected Republican governor, John Kasich, rammed throu...