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Goodbye, Cincinnati

3 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
This is my last article as a staff writer at CityBeat. At the end of the week, I will be leaving Cincinnati for Washington, D.C., to join a new journalistic venture.  

WCPO’s Sloppy Streetcar Reporting Misses Real Concerns

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
WCPO's anti-streetcar story speaks to the sheer desperation local reporters must feel in their attempts to attract TV ratings and Internet traffic.  

County Should Accept Responsible Bidder Law

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The debate over responsible bidder is Cincinnati’s opportunity to switch the dynamic between workers and bigger businesses.  

Legalizing Marijuana Is Serious Business

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Marijuana legalization really deserves the type of serious attention Ohio gives to the bad economy, government budget issues, women’s rights and LGBT rights.  

Budget Promises Spur Fears of Cuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
A new controversy seems to brewing in City Hall. As budget promises begin to pile up, local officials and media are starting to ask the big question: What is going to get cut?  

Media Should End Reliance on “He Says, She Says”

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The media does a terrible job explaining public policies, and one of the major causes is reporters’ reliance on “he says, she says.”  

Death Penalty Brings More Costs than Benefits

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
With Ohio's latest botched execution, the death penalty continues costing the state more than it solves.
  

Republicans Continue Hindering Access to the Ballot

4 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Put it all together, and the trend is obvious: Republicans are trying their best to rig the elections.  

Bengals Loss Reminds of County’s Terrible Stadium Deal

3 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Voters saddled Hamilton County with debt just to watch the Cincinnati Bengals lose year after year in a publicly funded stadium.
  

What to Watch in 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The exact direction of Ohio — whether it will be progressive or a continuation of the tea party agenda — remains unclear until Ohioans file their ballots next November.  

Anti-Streetcar Logic Should Stop Uptown Interchange Project

3 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Support for the uptown interchange project reveals the hypocrisy of streetcar opponents.
  

Cincinnati’s Impoverished Continue to be Underserved and Undercovered

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Local leaders could once again prove how little they care about homelessness and poverty if they rescind their support for a housing project in Avondale.
  

Atmosphere at City Hall Changes for the Worse

4 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
It took less than 30 minutes for it to become very clear on Dec. 2 that change had come to City Hall, but it likely wasn’t the change Cincinnati voters were expecting.   

Cranley Losing Credibility on Projections

5 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Mayor-elect John Cranley has been confidently wrong before, and the same could be playing out with the streetcar project.
  

False Equivalency Confuses Streetcar Debate

11 Comments · Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The streetcar project has empirical evidence to back it up. Mayor-elect John Cranley's trackless trolley idea doesn't.