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Cincinnati vs. the World 10.30.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A California Sriracha hot sauce factory is effectively macing all the people that live around it, releasing fumes that are causing burning eyes, throats and headaches. If that plant shuts down, hot sauce prices might jump and temporarily ruin ramen noodles for everyone.  WORLD -1  

Suggesting Ingredients in a Federal Shield Law

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I still object to shield laws. They are a de facto form of licensing reporters. You are your sources are unprotected  if you’re not included in the definition of “journalist” or your work isn’t considered “journalism.”  

Cincinnati vs. the World 10.23.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A food writer for website Deadspin ranked eating Cincinnati chili as a more painful experience than getting hit by a car.  CINCINNATI -2  

What Kind of Question Is That?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Do you look forward to your job every day? Do you do for a living something you would do for free, anyway? I do, don’t you?  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 16-22

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Audit Finds Simon Leis as Unreasonable as He Always Appeared: Former Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis probably saw this day coming when his handpicked successor lost last year’s election to Democrat Jim Neil, who campaigned on pretty much doing things the opposite way Leis had done for 25 years.  

Difficult Conversations

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 Of course, that obsession with raunch culture in the first place is sometimes what necessitates the hard, unpleasant conversations about preventing rape and sexual assault in this country. Cause and effect.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 9-15

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
City’s New Police Chief Wants to Dress to Impress and Arrest: Like all cities, Cincinnati is a place where crimes are committed. Strategies constantly evolve as law enforcement tries to thwart all sorts of criminal enterprises.
  

Curmudgeon Notes 10.16.2013

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 I’ll be the odd man out for now. If I have to write about Manning, I’ll probably refer to him as Bradley and explain why he now calls himself Chelsea.  

Kinda Like Crazy

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Generalizing to make a point, barring slave revolts, domestic violence and deadly gun play during drug deals gone wrong, blacks, historically, haven’t been much for mass public shooting sprees or for violently acting out in public to instigate what can only be called “death by cop.”  

Cincinnati vs. the World 10.16.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
So far, Cincinnati’s mayoral and City Council elections are on track to experience the lowest voter turnout ever. CINCINNATI -2  

Remembering Better Days: The Sinai Peninsula

1 Comment · Monday, October 14, 2013
When I was there, Sinai seemed idyllic. Today, it’s a deadly trap for Egyptian police and military and a no-go land for tourists.  

The More Things Barack Obama, the More They Stay the Same

4 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The racist brouhaha swirling around University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ronald Jackson should quell once and for all any lingering nonsensical verbiage about a “post-racial” America or the “end of blackness” since the election and return of President Barack Obama. 
  

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 2-8

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Walmart Finds New Way to Look Like Assholes, Surprises America: Halloween is coming up soon, and that means you’ll probably get roped into attending a party and binge drinking to avoid thinking about if it’s dumb or not to be in costume at your age.   

Hate, with a Passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 I feel some of the same vitriol expressed in many of these angry tweets. But it’s not that hard to resist the urge to publicly express irrational rage related to a sporting event. Especially so pointedly directed at a single person.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 10.09.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Not too hot, not too cold, just right: A Russian bear broke into a couple’s Siberian country cottage and instead of eating them, it devoured an entire pot of borscht. WORLD +1