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David Pepper | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
David Pepper

As Martin Luther King said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times ...

Why Is It Always a Tight Race in Ohio?

Justin T Weller | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Justin T Weller

CINCINNATI - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a virtual tie in the state of Ohio. With the nature of this year's election that might not...

One Year Later, Still No Answers in Chartergate

David Pepper | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
David Pepper

Today marks a one-year anniversary related to the most important issue in our state -- how we educate our kids. Some wish we would forget what happene...

He Doth Protest Too Much: John Kasich and the GOP

Steven Conn | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

After the most recent GOP Presidential whatever-you-want-to-call-it, some of you looking desperately for a Republican who seems, well, not kooky may have cast your gaze toward Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Southwestern Ohio Won't Have An Abortion Clinic If John Kasich Gets His Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A large swath of Ohio could be left without an abortion provider if Gov. John Kasich (R), the GOP-controlled state legislature and the s...

Ohio Legislature Advances Controversial Bill That Could Deter Students From Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Ohio's Republican-controlled Senate passed a transportation budget Wednesday containing a controversial provision that critics say could dissuade coll...

Ted Strickland Announces He's Running For The Senate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) announced Wednesday that he'll seek the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge first-term Sen. Rob Portman (R-O...

Ted Strickland To Challenge Senator Rob Portman: Report

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D), who once told The Huffington Post that he had "no plans for the Senate," now, apparently, has had a change of hea...

Supreme Court Blocks Ohio Early Voting Extension

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of a lower court's ruling expanding early voting days and times in Ohio. Early voting ...

Appeals Court Rejects Attempt To Limit Early Voting Hours In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

A three-judge panel on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that restored a week of early voting days in Ohio, ...

Dennis Kucinich Is Going To Burning Man

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced on Tuesday that he will be speaking at Burning Man. "Just landed in Reno. On my way to #BurningMan....

Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

Nina Turner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Nina Turner

The right to vote is an important guarantee by itself, but it is what those votes add up to that matters even more. These votes shape the government under which we live.

Making Ohio a National Model for Clean Government Starts with a Clean Attorney General

David Pepper | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
David Pepper

A state attorney general can't credibly crack down on other officeholders' corruption if he or she is one of that state's worst offenders. Indeed, the office should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one.

Obama Administration To Join Swing State Voting Rights Cases

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's administration will reportedly sign on to lawsuits challenging new voting restrictions in Wisconsin and Ohio. In an unair...

A Step Backwards

Bob Hagan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Hagan

While Ohio is the first state in the country to freeze its renewable energy standards, more than a dozen states have debated similar bills since 2013 -- a troubling trend led largely by well-funded extremists.

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Gov's Democratic Challenger Makes Energy Rollbacks A Big Deal | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Friday signed into law a contentious bill the legislature passed last month rolling back state renewable energy standards...

Boehner's Challenger Loses Job Over 'Electile Dysfunction' Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner's (R-Ohio) primary challenger was dismissed from his adjunct professorship at a small Christian college over a web a...

Dem Candidate Calls For Federal Investigation Into Ohio Voting Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), continued his battle against voting restrictions...

Showdown Anticipated Over Voting Restrictions In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running for governor, announced Thursday at a press conference that he will challenge new vot...

'Joe The Plumber' Gets A Union Job

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as “Joe the Plumber," who gained notoriety during the 2008 presidential election, announced Sunday on his personal...

The Battle Over Birth Control: Ohio's AG Leads National Campaign for Conservative Agenda

David Pepper | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
David Pepper

Beyond turning freedom of religion on its head, let alone cutting women off from choosing medical regiments that research has proven can reduce ovarian and other cancers, it is interesting to observe how zealously these Attorneys General are pursuing this crusade.

Tea Party Leader Decides Not To Challenge John Kasich

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Ted Stevenot, a tea party leader in Ohio and former president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, announced over the weekend that he had decided against ch...

Kate Sheppard

Attacks On Clean Energy Were A Giant Failure | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to roll back renewable energy standards in the states this year have largely failed despite the best efforts of conservative gro...

John Celock

State Legislators: 'Shut Down The Shutdown' | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Calling Congress "childish," a group of 100 women state legislators asked lawmakers Monday to "shut down the shutdown." Members of th...

What's Too Sexy For John Kasich? Job Creation!

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

It's clear how badly John Kasich wants you to believe that he is the "Jobs Governor." Which might lead you to ask, "Then why is Kasich currently chasing good jobs out of Ohio?" Apparently lotions and lingerie offend the Governor's sensibility.