It’s time for Western news media to abandon post-colonial guilt when we write and talk about sub-Saharan Africa. I’m talking about the double standard that gives a pass to bloody black
regimes when former white rulers were damned for similar acts.
One of the biggest questions coming out
of the Bengals training camp was whether or not the team could find a
second receiver to complement A.J. Green — for at least one day. In the
Bengals’ 34-27 victory over the Browns, Cincinnati had some weaknesses
exposed, but the receiving corps certainly wasn’t one of them.
President Barack Obama announced a new
trade action against China during a Cincinnati campaign stop in Eden
Park Sept. 17, where he also took the opportunity to attack Republican
challenger Mitt Romney.
The $110 million streetcar project’s opening is being delayed by more than a full year — from spring 2014 to summer 2015.
Meg Olberding, city spokesperson, attributes the delay to “a number of scheduling issues.”
Last week, packets of anti-Democrat
political literature tucked into plastic sandwich bags were tossed into
East Side driveways. It’s apparently a broadside from some bag ladies bent on kicking
President Barack Obama out of office, along with anybody who might
possibly share his views. But they might be cheating.
Ohioans will choose whether or not to
pass redistricting amendment Issue 2 in November, and the Ohio Supreme
Court says Secretary of State Jon Husted needs to make the ballot
language more clear for voters. In a bit of a surprise, the Ohio Supreme
Court on Sept. 12 ruled against Husted’s ballot language, stating that it
contained “material omissions and factual inaccuracies.”
released shortly before Americans took the day off work for Labor Day, a
national holiday meant to celebrate workers, painted a dismal picture
of employment and wage disparities in the state of Ohio.
Democrats have had a strange election
cycle regarding same-sex rights. The party went from shying away from
the same-sex marriage issue in 2010 to President Barack Obama embracing
same-sex marriage rights in June and the official Democratic platform
embracing same-sex rights last week.
The Ohio Voters First
campaign for Issue 2 has shined some
light into how Ohio’s district boundaries are redrawn. In a new graph,
the campaign revealed that getting a business added to a district
is sometimes as simple as asking for a favor.
Dave Yost released an audit today looking at Value
Learning and Teaching (VLT) Academy’s 2010-2011 school year, and the
findings are not pretty. The charter school, which is located in
Cincinnati, was found to be potentially overpaying in multiple
including potential conflicts of interest.
City officials on Aug. 21 finished and
released the final draft for Plan Cincinnati, the city’s first master
plan since 1980. The 228-page plan
touts a renewed emphasis on a
societal movement from neighborhoods back to the urban core of cities.
Like any political convention, the
Republican National Convention was filled with little substance and
mostly vague platitudes. But one piece of policy was made very clear in
the Republican Party’s political platform, which was officially unveiled
at the convention: The war on women is still marching along.
As surely as the sun revolves around Earth, the gaffe
that keeps giving has its origins in Cincinnati. I’m talking about
Republican Todd Akin, the Missouri anti-abortion senatorial candidate
who stupidly asserted that some rapes are “legitimate.”