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'Intelligent Design' Is Religion Masking as Science

0 Comments · Thursday, May 9, 2002
What should the 1.8 million children who attend Ohio public schools be taught about the origin of life? On March 11 four panelists -- two proponents of evolutionary biology and two proponents of in  

Deters' Questionable Fund-Raising Reveals Loopholes in Ohio Campaign Finance Laws

0 Comments · Thursday, April 18, 2002
Gearing up for a campaign season of playing David to the GOP's well-funded Goliath, Democrats have loaded their slingshots with allegations that Ohio Treasurer Joseph Deter is operating a pay-to-pla  

Educating Prisoners Is Cheaper Than Locking Them up Again

1 Comments · Thursday, April 4, 2002
Early last year, State Rep. John Willamowski (R­Lima) introduced a bill that would prohibit the state from funding the post-secondary education of Ohio inmates. This bill, which garnered only   

Gov. Taft Reluctantly Discovers Drug Law Reform

0 Comments · Thursday, February 14, 2002
An attempt by a group of citizens to change Ohio's handling of nonviolent drug offenders has forced Gov. Bob Taft to hastily pull out, dust off and fine-tune his long-neglected policies regarding th  

Dirty Tricks in Ohio's Drug War

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2002
Gov. Bob Taft has violated state law in his effort to keep a drug-law reform out of voters' hands, according to the Ohio Campaign for New Drug Policies (OCNDP). A complaint with the Ohio Inspector   

Our Own Olympic Scandal

0 Comments · Thursday, December 20, 2001
This fall, the unsuccessful campaign to bring the Olympics to Cincinnati ran out of money. After Nick Vehr, president of Cincinnati 2012 Inc. the organization leading the effort, spent $5.5 million  

Ohio Still Fighting Women's Choice

0 Comments · Thursday, November 15, 2001
There's a family planning center in my neighborhood that performs abortions. Every Saturday morning, protesters appear to wave poster-size pictures of aborted fetuses and to yell slogans to the gene  

Ohio Supreme Court Fails Kids

0 Comments · Thursday, October 18, 2001
Both the Ohio and Michigan constitutions require the state -- not local governments -- pay for public schools. In a case that closely resembled DeRolph v. State of Ohio, the Michigan Supreme Court   

Legislative Maneuvers Are a Gas

0 Comments · Thursday, September 13, 2001
The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), a government watchdog, has examined conflicts of interest between the public and private lives of state lawmakers since 1998. In their ongoing report, "50 Sta  

Ohio Discovers the Internet

1 Comments · Thursday, August 9, 2001
The once integral role the government played in developing the Internet has shrunken dramatically. Mainstream acceptance and commercialization have greatly expanded the roles of the private sector a