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Free Markets

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Kevin, you can choose whatever side you want on the debate and you can even charge Republican politicians with being unnuanced thinkers and knee-jerk cries of “socialism” (or “fascism” from the left) or being mindless, but whatever flaws the free market may have it really does provide more nuance and choice to the individual than any healthcare system dreamed up by even the most sophisticated policy maker.  

Look Back, Then Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I always look forward to Larry Gross' Living Out Loud columns. Like a lot of them lately, "Mandolin Rain" (issue of Feb. 25) was a moving story. I can't help but notice that in many of Gross' columns he's looking back at his life in trying to move forward.  

Lottery As Election

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2009
City Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz is correct in that the present (council appointment) process is undesirable, but I would suggest some alternatives. First, the elections should be by districts and the replacement should be by the district.  

Renting Vs. Owning

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Kevin Osborne's interview with Greg Harris, newly appointed to Cincinnati City Council ("At Home on City Council," issue of Feb. 11), included a few incorrect or misleading statements. The article quotes an increase in Section 8 Housing between 1994 and 2004, but methodology and dispersal, not quantity, changed.  

Neighborhood Cliques

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Most Cincinnati (residents) have no idea as to these funds or these neighborhood organizations, and that is a problem.  

Keeping a Home Base Here

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I hope you don't have to be a young dude to read the Living Out Loud column. I'm in my sixties, just like Mick Jagger, but I feel young at heart.   

Empowering City Neighborhoods

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2009
My hero in the Cincinnati world of responsible journalism has been CityBeat until I read the article “Being Neighborly” (issue of Jan. 21), which contains many inaccuracies and misleading statements about Invest in Neighborhoods (IIN).  

Religion at Work

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Kevin Osborne's Porkopolis column on the Founding Fathers' religious beliefs is excellent as well as little known.   

Streetcars Drive Economy

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The streetcar proposal is an economic driver for our city. Businesses will want to locate on the route, and citizens will want to live close to it too. The addition — I should say reintroduction — of streetcars will be a boon for visitors to our city by connecting our various destinations on an easy-to-use and well-laid-out route.  

Policies & Science

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Thanks for the article about Dr. Richard Wyderski and his support for medical marijuana via Ohio Senate Bill 343 ('Docs for Dope,' issue of Dec. 17). He has thousands of other doctors on his side.