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Fair Elections 2001

0 Comments · Thursday, July 20, 2000
For all the talk about "empowerment" and "coalition building" by community activists and politicians, it's nice to see the real thing develop instead of just hear the words. The Fair Elections Coali  

Pat Quealy's Declarations of Independence

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2000
The first thing that strikes you is his youth. The second is the energy bursting out of him. It's more than just the coffee he's drinking. Patrick Quealy wants everyone to be as energized as he is,  

Leather: More than a Beauty Contest

0 Comments · Thursday, June 22, 2000
The Tri-State Leather Contest last November did more than just start an annual leather fetish event in our area. It started Mike Taylor on a journey that will lead him throughout the world as Intern  

Community by Committee

0 Comments · Thursday, June 8, 2000
It's nice to have a parade back as part of Cincinnati Gay Pride celebrations. Indeed, it's what makes the event more of a celebration instead of a simple observance. For years, the local gay "commun  

Bound for Conflict

0 Comments · Thursday, May 18, 2000
Political correctness has a way of making strange bedfellows. In the maniacal rage to eliminate anything that could possibly be offensive to anyone, liberal advocates of PC propriety end up on the s  

DUI Double Standard

0 Comments · Thursday, May 4, 2000
It has become a national obsession. And, as with most obsessions, decisions and policy are influenced by emotion, not by reason or logic. The emotions driving the policy are influenced themselves b  

Urban Frontier

0 Comments · Thursday, April 20, 2000
How many times have you driven past an abandoned home or building and thought, "What a shame," or "Why do they just let them sit there?" or "Man, could I do something with that." It's a common react  

Those Were the Days!

0 Comments · Thursday, March 30, 2000
I confess that the 10-year anniversary of the Mapplethorpe exhibit and trial in Cincinnati snuck up on me. Then I started getting calls for interviews and reflections on this bit of history which h  

In the Name of the Father

0 Comments · Thursday, March 16, 2000
Pope John Paul II's much publicized apology for 2,000 years of the Catholic Church's sins was hailed as a landmark for the Church by many in the media. But many of those affected by the Church's si  

Crimes Against Democracy?

0 Comments · Thursday, March 2, 2000
As you head out to exercise your constitutional rights at the polls Tuesday, you might consider how your voice compares with that of big business. The struggle to institute any meaningful campaign f