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The Enquirer's 'Agenda' and the Dennison Hotel

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In spite of its January declaration of a new day, The Enquirer’s latest offering — a show of support for tearing down the Dennison Hotel building on Main Street — was a typical ode to the powers that be.  

German Lopez Heads East

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ezra Klein writes that Project X will re-imagine the way reporters explain news; German Lopez is going to thrive under that philosophy.  

Cincinnati's 1 Percent

7 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Rich people get to do whatever the hell they want in this city. Maybe that’s the way it is in every city and anyone surprised by it is a simpleton who clearly grew up on the wrong side of I-75. But the influence that Cincinnati's rich people have over the direction of this city and the distribution of its resources should disturb everyone.

The Story of Joe, Prodigal Ministries and CityBeat

3 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
CityBeat Editor Danny Cross addresses the company's decision to accept an advertisement from a local organization offering support for unwanted same-gender attractions.  

Your Election Connection

CityBeat’s endorsements on local and state issues

5 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they will be faced with making a bevy of wide-ranging decisions that will directly and indirectly impact their lives in the months and years ahead. They range from whether Ohioans will be subject to the provisions of federal health-care reforms passed by Congress in late 2009 to whether police and firefighter unions may negotiate for staffing levels to whether Cincinnati should develop any passenger rail projects during the next decade.  

Your Council Connection

CityBeat’s endorsements for Cincinnati City Council

11 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Some powerful special interest groups know a secret that the average Cincinnati voter doesn’t: If you want to make your votes for City Council truly matter and have the greatest impact, don’t use all nine of them. That’s right: Even though you can cast nine votes in the council race, you really shouldn’t.

Why I Marched

9 Comments · Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I was one of those people who marched Oct. 8 as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place across the nation. We were blessed with a sunny autumn day, and I don’t think I’ve ever been on a march where the esprit de corps was better.   

Through the Looking Glass

4 Comments · Wednesday, August 25, 2010
My asthma hates that Cincinnati’s air is filthy. My open-mindedness is frustrated by how conservative this place is. And something unidentifiable inside me is irked by the segregation. But if I close my eyes real tight and hold my nose so I’m not able to smell the Ohio River, I can place myself back home in Columbus.  

Keeping Families Together

Clergy: Time for immigration policy based on reason, not anger

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2010
While many of us spent the holiday season celebrating and reconnecting with loved ones, we couldn’t avoid the fact that so many others in Cincinnati didn’t spend the season with their families — immigrants who are unable to reunite with families because of how utterly broken our immigration system has become.  

'A Labor of Love'

Supporting local independent businesses is 'who we are'

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
CityBeat readers are being urged to “shop local” this holiday season and support Greater Cincinnati’s economy by supporting locally owned independent businesses. Everyone who pledges to spend at least $100 of their holiday gift purchases to “shop local” will be entered into a drawing for a prize package from participating businesses.  

Vote the CityBeat Ticket or Die!

Endorsements for local elections and ballot issues

6 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Scaring voters shitless is a classic political tradition. Whether it's convincing us to fear crime, poor people, public transportation, African Americans, foreigners, gays, nuclear power or the flu, politicians often win elections by playing to the darkest human instincts. "Vote for me or die" is the underlying message of these sorts of campaigns. Instead, if you value hope over fear and progress over the status quo, you'll join us in rejecting political candidates and organizations that prey on our fears. Plan to vote the CityBeat ticket.  

CCV, City Settle CityBeat's First Amendment Lawsuit

3 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Last week I signed two settlement documents to conclude our 2008 lawsuit against Citizens for Community Values (CCV), the City of Cincinnati and dozens of other local government officials and conservative civic leaders. After a long year of fighting for our First Amendment right to publish CityBeat without government interference, I'm pleased and gratified to wrap up the legal proceedings on such a positive note.  

Being the Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Mahatma Gandhi famously said that we must be the change we want to see in the world. As Greater Cincinnati's leading media voice for change and progress, we've tried to live those words at CityBeat. Our world has changed a bit since this paper debuted 15 years ago, and we've played a role in changing it. The back and forth has been fascinating to observe and difficult to steer.  

Opening Doors in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
They say when one door closes another opens. I was reminded of that truism last week in Over-the-Rhine. Kris Sommer took me on a walking tour of new housing projects along Vine, Main, Pleasant and Republic streets, many of them developed by the company he works for, Urban Sites. In a former life, Kris was an advertising sales rep here at CityBeat.   

Mission Accomplished

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Fifteen years ago this week I began working on a plan to start a new weekly newspaper in Greater Cincinnati. Tom Schiff agreed to fund my business plan, and I had three months to figure out how to staff, sell ads, produce, print and distribute the paper and to project revenue and expenses for the first five to seven years.