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U.S. Needs a Different Type of Bailout

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Even as reckless Wall Street investors ring the alarms and bellow about needing $700 billion in taxpayer money to avoid an economic meltdown, some of them are trying to pin the blame on lower- and middle-class homeowners.  

Fear of a Black Planet

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2008
In light of Sen. John McCain's badly managed presidential campaign and series of outlandishly false statements, some prominent Democrats and media pundits now are saying the only reason many polls show McCain essentially tied with Barack Obama is due to the latter's ethnicity.   

Time to Get Moving on Mass Transit

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Let’s face it: Although the price might fluctuate by 15 or 20 cents on any given day, the era of gasoline costing less than $3.50 per gallon is gone for good. And in all likelihood it’s probably safe to increase that threshold by a few dimes.   

Desperate McCain Insults Women, Endangers Nation

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Sen. John McCain must think female voters are stupid or easily distracted. That’s about the only reasonable explanation people can discern from his selection last week of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket.   

Barney Fife Visits Hamilton County

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Rogelio Santana's story is sad and frustrating on multiple levels. The Cincinnati Enquirer last week reported the details of how Santana, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was wheeled away from a nursing home by relatives instead of facing charges for allegedly robbing a Westwood convenience store in November. Santana, 27, was confined to a wheelchair after he was shot and paralyzed during the robbery.  

West End Questions Mayor's Motives

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
West End residents are nothing if not tenacious, and now they're ready to fight one of their own, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory.  

Big Changes Looming at City Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The next election for Cincinnati mayor and city council won't occur until November 2009, but some major changes in local government might lie on the horizon.  

McCain's Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
If the way Sen. John McCain is running his presidential campaign in Greater Cincinnati is any indication, maybe it's a good thing that he's trailing Barack Obama in all the polls. McCain's judgment is under scrutiny again after he appointed Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters as his campaign's southwest Ohio regional chairman despite a record of questionable actions.  


Time for GOP to Ante Up

0 Comments · Sunday, July 20, 2008
BY Kevin Osborne | Posted 07/20/2008 (enlarge) Hamilton County GOP Chair Alex Triantafilou  

Time for GOP to Ante Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Unlike the federal government, cities and counties have to balance their books each year and can't have a deficit. Everyone who runs a household understands the concept, but many politicians don't w  

Al-Qaeda Wants to Thank You

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Some Americans must secretly cheer for Osama bin Laden and his radical Islamic brethren, especially those who like their vehicles big, flashy and decked out with all the latest accessories. Those pe  

Local GOP All Talk, No Action

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hamilton County's newest Republican Party chairman must think voters have short memories or don't understand county government. Or both. On his blog last week, GOP Chairman Alex Triantafilou dusted  

Is It Christian to Lie to Voters?

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
People often say the strangest things when they think they're talking to a small audience of like-minded people -- including truths they wouldn't dare utter elsewhere. The latest example involves f  

Winburn Looks to Stay in Public Eye

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here's how the public can tell that last week's press conference about adult services ads in CityBeat had more to do with politics than with any genuine concern for women who might be mistreated  

Obama Ignores Rumors to His Own Peril

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Smear tactics and dirty tricks are nothing new in politics, but they've reached a whole new level in the Internet age and with the United States' first major African-American presidential candidate.