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Best Week of the Year

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This is always one of my favorite weeks of the year. Our Best of Cincinnati issue is published, followed the next Monday by Opening Day, and Spring finally feels like it's arrived. It's been a lon  

Five Years of Protest and the War

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The other morning I heard a report on National Public Radio about the country's anti-war movement in the wake of the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The gist was "What's the point?" Pro  

Competition and Fair Play

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Last week the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the pioneering independent alt weekly newspaper, won its predatory pricing lawsuit against SF Weekly and parent company Village Voice Media. Village Voice   

A Hard Day's Election

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
When you read this, the Ohio primary will be over. As I write, it's cold, windy and rainy outside on Election Day, a dreary end to a furious battle here between Democratic presidential hopefuls Hil  

The Fierce Urgency of Now

Obama challenges Cincinnati to hope and to 'keep making progress'

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
When Sen. Barack Obama explains why he entered the 2008 presidential race even though he's relatively young (46) and relatively inexperienced on the national stage, he invokes a phrase attributed to Martin Luther King Jr.: the fierce urgency of now. The nation's problems can't wait any longer to be solved, Obama says, and if he can make a difference he wants to do it now. The sentiment behind that phrase was on display Feb. 25 at the University of Cincinnati, where Obama brought his Rock show rally to a crowd of more than 10,000 at Fifth Third Arena.   

Primary Election Endorsements: Ohio Is Again 'The Decider'

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
In most years, primary elections are sleepy affairs that feature a few local tax issues and maybe one or two contested races. Then every four years the presidential campaigns come along, and everyo  

Obama for President

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
You've heard it before: This is the most important presidential election in your lifetime. It's good vs. evil, hope vs. fear, the past vs. the future. It's about making the best choice for your chi  

Ohio, the Heart of All Politics

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Good things come to those who wait. Even in politics. Not that long ago, Ohio's primary election March 4 looked like it would be irrelevant to the presidential outcome. Conventional wisdom said th  

Celebrating Superfat Tuesday

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I write this column on Fat Tuesday, the final day of carnival season that's better known as Mardi Gras. This year, the day is also dubbed Super Tuesday in honor of 24 state primary elections and ca  

Why We Do 'Person of the Year'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Person of the Year cover story is always one of my favorite CityBeat issues each year. With our profile of Jason Riveiro here, we've now named 10 key people or groups over the past decade who h