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Why Should Anyone Care About Findlay Market?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 21, 2001
Are all groceries created equal? Does it matter where we buy our food? Otherwise serious people treat shopping at Findlay Market as a kind of civic virtue, an expression of support for Cincinnati  

Is There Hope for Addicts?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 14, 2001
Isn't sleep the last thing an addict needs? Yes -- and that's the first lesson in recovery at Prospect House. Learning when to go to bed and when to rise is among the simple, but necessary, first   

Will Free Trade Make Us All Rich, Happy and Good-Looking, Too?

0 Comments · Thursday, June 7, 2001
Free trade and globalization are supposed to help everyone. How does a concept that sounds so uniting become so dividing? If there are more jobs in Third World countries, if electricity goes privat  

Will Police Again Fire on Peaceful Protesters?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2001
Will Cincinnati Police officers restrain themselves Saturday, or will they treat the March for Justice like a shooting gallery? The answer is so unclear that attorney Robert Newman last week asked   

Should Soccer Moms Be Put Away?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 24, 2001
If they're going to start arresting people for being bad parents, shouldn't they start by staking out places other than soccer practice? "Got time to pencil in a five o'clock arrest, Mrs. Cleaver?"  

What If They Had a Festival and Nobody Came?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 17, 2001
Will the Black United Front blow it, as many hope it does? Or is Rev. Damon Lynch III smart enough to avoid a trap? Perhaps it's fitting that in a city whose name comes from Cincinnatus, military   

Why Doesn't Right to Life Try Passing Out Condoms?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 10, 2001
Do we really want to save tax money by ending state subsidies for condoms, birth-control pills and other kinds of contraceptives? Right to Life is best-known for opposing legal abortion, but the gr  

Can You Hear the Footsteps Coming?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 3, 2001
Oh, won't you come to Cincinnati in the springtime, when blossoms are bursting and breezes are blowing and the streets are crying out for justice? Won't you come with your plastic-bucket drums and   

Are Fewer Steps From the Parking Lot Worth All This?

0 Comments · Thursday, April 26, 2001
Norwood might be the latest city to embrace a new Walgreens store by leveling older buildings. But would the benefits justify the social cost? The city has been on a decade-long redevelopment spree  

Why Tinker with the Housing Trust Fund?

0 Comments · Thursday, April 5, 2001
Will improved funding for low-income school districts come at the cost of housing programs for the poor? School funding has center stage in the Ohio Legislature's budget battle, but housing advocat  

What's Wrong with the Character Council?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 29, 2001
Did you thank your boss this morning for the opportunity to maximize company profits? Enthusiasm is the character quality for the month of March, brought to you by the Character Council of Greater   

Did City Council Ambush True Campaign Finance Reform?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 22, 2001
After a little hemming and hawing, Cincinnati City Council last week passed its first campaign finance reform law in years. But will the new law, which deals only with information disclosure, mean t  

Why Is a Dead Man Raising Your Rent? And Why Didn't He Do It Sooner?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 15, 2001
Why Is a Dead Man Raising Your Rent? And Why Didn't He Do It Sooner?Who owns the land? If you own a business or rent an apartment in certain parts of Over-the-Rhine, the answer might be an expensiv  

Should a Terrorist Ring the World Peace Bell?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 8, 2001
Has revolution gone respectable? Newport's World Peace Bell will peal Wednesday for its most controversial ringer yet, a man banned as a terrorist by the British government in 1982. Martin McGuinne  

If Taxpayers Are Buying, Would You Expect Free Drinks?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 1, 2001
"Isn't that surprising?" Dusty Rhodes asks. Before you know what the question means, you have to understand Rhodes is the Hamilton County Auditor. Hamilton County has finished its first audit of ta