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Ohio Takes Lottery More Seriously Than Voting

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Ohio will soon have a voting system that is uniform across the state. Last month Secretary of State Ken Blackwell ordered county election officials to replace all other systems with precinct-count o  

Businesses Get Big Role in Writing New Pollution Rules

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2005
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), chief protector of the state's air, water and soil, recently convened a committee that drafted proposed rules concerning the emission of airborne pol  

Ken Blackwell's Disgraceful Election Machinations

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Every significant decision that Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell made regarding the 2004 presidential election benefited George W. Bush. Blackwell was honorary co-chair of Bush's 2004 Ohio c  

Legislating Republican Control in Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
The Nov. 2 election is behind us, leaving cheering Republicans eager to complete their reclamation of America and deflated Democrats terrified of unbridled conservatism. As predicted by most, Ohio  

Spreading Cincinnati's Intolerance Statewide

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2004
There was a time when Cincinnati's morality police were content to defend the walls of the city against sex and sin. In the mid-1970s Charles H. Keating Jr. -- a Cincinnati banker who would later b  

Take It From Reagan, Vote Democratic

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Ever since Ronald Reagan dramatically posed the question while campaigning in 1980, candidates for political office predictably ask voters, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Inc  

Ohio Could Make the Difference This Year

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2004
It's difficult to overstate the importance of Ohio's role in presidential elections. In the 26 elections since 1900, only two candidates -- Democrats Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 and John F. Kenned  

Keeping Public Records From the Public

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The theory behind laws guaranteeing public access to government-generated records is that the records belong to the public, not to the government. State and local officials serve only as custodians   

MATRIX Knows All About You

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Despite very real privacy and data security concerns, the Taft administration provides information compiled from Ohioans' driver licenses, vehicle registrations, traffic infractions, court proceedin  

Legislators Must Prescribe Cure for Nursing Shortage

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2004
There is a shortage of nurses around the country and in Ohio. Due to several factors, some of which are generally unalterable (the aging of Baby Boomers and a wave of retirements that will soon stri  

Nurse Shortage Is Hazardous to Our Health

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
For several years now, stories have been popping up in print and broadcast media about the nursing shortage in the United States. Far from an alarmist media tactic to attract viewers and readers, th  

'Defense of Marriage' Is an Offense Against the Unmarried

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
On Feb. 6 Gov. Bob Taft signed into law House Bill 272, widely known as the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA. On that day Taft also issued a press release explaining his support for the legislation  

The Truth About Diebold and Your Ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Diebold Election Systems of North Canton, Ohio, is taking a beating. As outlined in last month's Statehouse, a recent study found that the AccuVote-TS, the company's touch-screen voting system, cont  

Computer Voting: How to Steal an Election

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
For years, computer scientists have warned that electronic voting systems, which generally employ touch screens or keypads to record votes onto electronic storage media, are vulnerable to tampering.  

Charter Schools Provide Good Feelings, But Not Much Else

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Ohio's traditional public schools triumphed over community schools in most measures of academic performance, according to a recent report by the Legislative Office of Education Oversight (LOEO), the