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On Second Thought...

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Liberal commentators in diverse news media with whom I generally agree tend to suffer SSDD (Same Stuff, Different Day). Conservatives, however, are endlessly creative when it comes to their abilities to stoke anger and fear.  

Buzz Me In

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
There was a time here in Cincinnati when 1230 AM WDBZ The Buzz — the de facto “black talk” station — was relevant, necessary even. It was black Cincinnati’s bully pulpit, going-off space and platform for spelling out conspiracy theories; a place where unabashed anger was aimed squarely at the white powers that be.  

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 16-22

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Ohio GOP leaders say they'll support Trump; Justice Scalia says what less-advanced racists are thinking; the middle class is shrinking beginning with its bank account and more.   

Where They Do That At?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead and another 21 injured last week marked a red-letter day for feminists the world over: Tashfeen Malik, a 29-year-old female Jihadist terrorist, is shaping up to perhaps be the braintrust behind the ghastly massacre.  

Labels Matter

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
I was The Cincinnati Enquirer’s new federal beat reporter and the late federal judge Carl Rubin asked what I knew about courts. “The only ones I’ve covered were Native Courts in Northern Rhodesia, but they’re just like the ones here: white judges and black defendants.” 
  

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 09-15

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Climate change BS still annoys us; Washington Post reminds us all to keep thinking of dreams in context of race; 9/11 first responders fight for health care because politicians are disgusting and more.
  

Black Power Mixtape

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Mortar Cincinnati co-founders are trying their hands in Walnut Hills, a land ripe for the development of a drastically changed landscape. Their new and temporary home is called Brick 939 and opened Black Friday to much confusion from potential customers.  

Considering the Hierarchy of Suffering

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
No one in a newsroom is a stranger to the hierarchy of suffering. If arguments around the news desk aren’t enough to drive home that reality, our readers, viewers or listeners do.   

Worst Week Ever! Dec. 02-08

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Oakland A's pitcher imperils national security; Kasich takes time to focus on football fanboy issues; six- and seven-figure-income-having athletes; Time Warner Cable forces columnist to go meta to hit deadline.
  

Gracias

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. 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.
  

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
  

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.  

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