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A Vote for a Better Voting System

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The world of post-2000 presidential election voting in Ohio isn't working. It's way too expensive, unnecessarily complicated and perversely taxing on everyone involved, from underpaid poll work  

Is Bill Cunningham Really One of Us?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I can't believe Bill Cunningham is for real. The problem is he isn't, which anyone who's met him under normal circumstances (i.e., away from his role as over-the-top radio talk show host or pub  

Equality Improves One Person at the Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The first women to join the Cincinnati Fire Department did so in 1986. By most modern standards, it took the department a while to welcome its female counterparts. There were four women who made it  

Welcome to Road Blocks, Motorcades and Super Delegates

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
If so goes Ohio so goes the nation, then here we go again. It's almost like we can't shake our political prowess or the trust, much like Iowa and New Hampshire, the country places in us. The pundit  

The Importance of Being Civil

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
On a recent sunny afternoon in downtown Cincinnati, a large mobile shredding truck was parked in the middle of Perry Street, a tiny one-way street the runs behind the main firehouse near Fourth a  

Mallory Pitches for Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
After Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's State of the City address Feb. 4, one audience member made a bold statement. "I think he threw that pitch that way on purpose," he said. The pitch, whic  

Stick Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
In my nearly four years living along Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, I've never been a crime victim -- to the surprise and chagrin of many. Sure, my car was the victim of a hit-and-run side-swip  

Rest in Peace, Munchkinland

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
For those of us who grew up in western Hamilton County, legends persisted that piqued our curiosity on many boring weekend nights. Buffalo Ridge, a winding road in Miami Township, once had a crem  

It's Time to GO

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
There are amazing disparities among the city of Cincinnati's neighborhoods. That's not a big secret. From Mount Washington's suburban-like feel to Lower Price Hill's abject poverty, sprinkled with  

Sign of the Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Think the "Princess Diana tiara" that will adorn the planned Great American Insurance Building at Queen City Square looks tacky? Try a big K-E-N-D-L-E lighting up the nighttime sky. From where els  

Looking for Help That Helps

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Every Saturday -- with no let-up foreseen through the winter ahead -- a bunch of well intentioned do-gooders line up in front of my house to give away food. And it drives me crazy. I live in Over-