Worst Week Ever! Nov. 25-Dec. 1

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Cranley emails self-righteous press statement and wishes someone had paused it; meanwhile at the NRA; women earning closer to equal pay, but that's only kind of good; weed investors regret Buddie mascot; research chimps to receive gold watches for catching hell all those years.


0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I am thankful for the literal light illuminating the screen of this soon-to-be 10-year-old laptop and the weekly ritualistic exploration of ideas happening in this space on this page.  

Worst Week Ever! Nov. 18-24

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Renewed interest in what others think fuels Cranley concert-promotion efforts; terrorist attacks in Paris prompt Rob Lowe to share immigration policy tips; uniforms make Bills and Jets look the same to colorblind fans; OSU sues Horseshoe Casino over attempts to copyright generic name

Confused By ‘Enquirer’ Parks Levy Endorsement

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The election’s done, but I’m still puzzling over the Enquirer endorsement of the parks levy. From what the two endorsement editorials said about the park board, its president Otto Budig and Mayor John Cranley, I expected Enquirer opposition to the levy.

Worst Week Ever! Nov. 11-17

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Election Day problems; Kentucky's new governor; military salutes at sporting games funded with tax dollars; Cleveland's disappointing sports tax news; Jeb Bush's story of email about Nazi-killing time travel

Lose to Win

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
It might appear that two top administrators at the University of Missouri stepped down late on Nov. 9 under pressure from black students demanding more action in response to campus-wide racist acts.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
With good reason, the embarrassed FBI concedes that London’s daily Guardian does a better job of tracking killings by police in America. The latest examples are stunning.  

Copycat Crimes and Coverage

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A common lapse involves “blackbird journalism.” It takes its name from birds sitting on a utility wire. When one flies off, the rest usually follow.   

Slavery Is Hope

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson, the first seriously viable black presidential candidate since Barack Obama, is obsessed with slavery.  

One-Source Story Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Repeat after me: Wall Street saved Main Street. Wall Street saved Main Street. That’s the mantra of the mainstream press and Wise White Men whom they always quote when events turn sour.  

Shattered Expectations

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Editor Kierna Mayo recently told CNN she did not get much sleep in the days leading up to the release of the November issue. That’s because the slaying of sacred cows requires as much mental fortitude as it does physical energy.  

Worst Week Ever! Oct. 14-20

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
American educators subtly use weather as device to advance their work-from-home agenda; Enquirer seeks story idea help, looks to most gullible readers for suggestions; report commissioned by parks tax supporters finds parks tax is a great idea; gun owners near site of recent shooting spree ask public not to be upset by gun violence; Bengals win again, astrophysicist confirms this is real and not park of parallel universe

On My Cane

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I now walk on a cane full-time, and my new dependence on it has made the world — my world — a very small, level place.  

Worst Week Ever! Oct. 07-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Indian Republican shares sex video with contacts list, then shares resignation letter; your lack of grammar skills is keeping you from getting laid; hiring event in Africa hundreds of years ago filled many labor positions, according to textbook; overlord royal Hillary Clinton unveils gun control proposals; clothing retailer that featured lots of butts in advertisements ends up ass out

Routine 15

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Oregon is bewildering. The public massacre on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, by yet another thrice-named, isolated white man, is as confusing as anything that has ever come out of Oregon.