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Faith in the Struggle for Justice

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2005
A year has already passed since Cincinnati freed itself from Article 12, the anti-gay provision of the city charter, and since Ohio, moving in the opposite direction, saddled itself with a state c  

Hackett Cusses Like a Marine, Media Love Him

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Cincinnati once again appears to be on the cutting edge of a national trend, if you believe Mother Jones magazine. The November issue features Paul Hackett on the cover, touting the local lawyer   

Pepper's Persistence and a Peace Hero's Passing

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Disregarding the public relations disaster he created the first time he tried this publicity stunt, City Councilman David Pepper, candidate for mayor, is trying the same tack again. Pepper recentl  

Boldly Fused for the Future

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
More than 400 YPs, creative classers, influentials and whatchamacallits gathered at Longworth Hall downtown Sept. 30 to plot their takeover of Greater Cincinnati and the world. The second annual B  

If You Want Reform, Do It Yourself

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Chellie Pingree, national president of Common Cause, visited Cincinnati Sept. 23 to build support for the four state constitutional amendments advocated by Reform Ohio Now (see "All the News That  

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Their Mouths Off Straight

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2005
It's not an exaggeration to say the Fraternal Order of Police was way off in its efforts to help the Rev. Charlie Winburn become mayor of Cincinnati. In fact, the FOP was about 700 miles wide of   

Pop Star Candidates and Voice Analysis

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Justin Jeffre, the boy-band singer who whined so much about not being taken seriously as a candidate for mayor of Cincinnati, got another smackdown last week as the primary campaign came to a clo  

Wannabe Assassins and Other Right Wing Offenses

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 7, 2005
It might be illegal, it's certainly offensive, but it can't come as a surprise that police agencies spy on local political activists. The only surprise is that every so often a glimpse of their   

Strike Locally, March Globally

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has less than one week to avert a strike. Members of the faculty union, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), unanimously autho  

Taking Undue Advantage in OTR?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Many Over-the-Rhine community members have been ticked off since 3CDC swooped in a year ago and scuttled the 2002 Over-the-Rhine Comprehensive Plan they'd spent four years hashing out for their n  

Killing Them Softly with Budget Cuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Drug and alcohol treatment programs aren't in the business for the money. But they might go out of business for lack of it, if surprise cuts to their clients' state aid eligibility stay in place. O  

High Art and a Low Down Injustice

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Having decided the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals is full of crap, homeowners Robin Sutton and Allen Lade have started a "potty protest," using their yard as a forum. The couple had   

First, Let's Get Rid of Poor People

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Nobody ever said youth and enthusiasm can't go hand in hand with irrational mean-spiritedness. Consider Cincinnati City Council candidate Nick Spencer's suggestion for cutting crime in Over-the-  

Bombs, Belts and Other Right-Wing Tools

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 27, 2005
The anti-war movement isn't served by being disrespectful to the soldiers President Bush sends to kill and die there. Pfc. Timothy Hines Jr., a 21-year-old husband and father from Fairfield, died  

A Series of Unfortunate Coincidences

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Was congressional candidate Jean Schmidt's media strategist disciplined by The Toledo Blade for an ethics violation while working as a political writer? He won't say, and neither will the newspa