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Congress Needs Changing

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Whom do you trust to fix the problems facing the federal government: the Republican members of Congress who, backing President Bush’s every hair-brained move, led the U.S. into the dead end in which he find ourselves? It’s difficult to imagine how intelligent people could decide to re-elect incumbents who caused the very problems we need to fix.   

Barack Obama for President

7 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
As Election Day creeps ever closer, it's time for CityBeat to start publishing election endorsements and help those remaining undecided voters get their act together. Given our niche in Greater Cincinnati as a voice for progressive causes, we've recommended candidates and ballot issue positions since our founding in 1994 and take that role seriously.  

He's Got Nothing, Jerry

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Nov. 4 can't get here soon enough. I'm writing this column before the second McCain-Obama presidential debate, exactly four weeks until Election Day. I can't wait for it all to be over and for Barack Obama officially to be president-elect.  

Saying No to Another Blank Check

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'm the kind of person who wants to know everything about everything. It's difficult for me to admit privately, much less publicly, when I can't get my arms around an important topic. But the current financial crisis is kicking my ass.  

Dreaming of MidPoint

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
I squinted as I surveyed the scene toward the west. The sky was bright blue, people milled around, music wafted in from several places and the smell of grilled sausages and tangy barbecue was everywhere. I closed my eyes and inhaled the scene, literally and figuratively.   

We’re No. 9! We’re No. 9!

0 Comments · Thursday, September 11, 2008
All you need to know about what’s wrong with Cincinnati City Council elections is that every two years candidates try to finish ninth. If you can finish ninth in a citywide election here, you’re in charge.  

Fernald Checks Out, and So Do I

1 Comment · Tuesday, September 9, 2008
My time as a lab rat is now officially over. Growing up near the Fernald Uranium Processing Plant has allowed me a special privilege.   

Election and The Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Election season and arts seasons kick off just after Labor Day, so I love this time of year. Voting and enjoying the arts are two of my absolute favorite things in life. It's no coincidence that   

From Goose Bumps to Deliverables

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
How are you feeling about Barack Obama these days? Are you ready to get revved back up? The Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Denver, and Obama is scheduled to accept the official pa  

Where Are the Dog Days?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The cooler weather has screwed up my internal calendar, and the kids are headed back to school next week. Is summer over already?  

Take the Local Music Challenge

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Do you know which two members of a long-running, still-active local band were name-checked on The X-Files? Which local guitarist/actor had a bit part in the Jodie Foster movie Little Man Tate?  

Immigrant Song

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Immigration continues to be a hot button issue everywhere in the country, even here in the mostly insulated Midwest.  

Obama Returns to Cincinnati a Leader

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama came to Cincinnati July 14 a much different man than the last time he publicly spoke here. Back in the winter, when he held a boisterous rally at UC's basketball arena, he was   

A First Amendment Battle Worth Fighting

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
On July 8 CityBeat filed a federal lawsuit against government officials in the city of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Campbell and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky and Dearborn County in Indiana.  

Signs Pointing to Better Public Transit

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Cincinnati City Council recently passed a motion to pursue taking over the area's bus system on the Ohio side. The fact that the motion passed unanimously means change is afoot. Greater Cincinnati