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Bill Maher Doesn't Care for Tea, Thank You

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2010
If you've ever been on the receiving end of one of his acerbic barbs, you might be inclined to call Bill Maher a witch. Or worse. "No, I'm you," he snarkily replies during a recent telephone interview, when asked if he'd ever been referred to as a Wiccan. Maher brings his politically-informed stand-up comedy to the Aronoff Center for the Arts on Saturday.  

Don't Fool Yourself, the Economic Game is Rigged

4 Comments · Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The latest findings of the U.S. Census show the gap between the richest and poorest Americans is at its widest since records tracking household income have been kept, and is the highest among all industrialized Western nations. As reported by the Associated Press and others, the top 20 percent of Americans (those earning above $100,000 annually) received almost 50 percent of total income.  

Sept. 15-21: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2010
A national organization of carrot growers chose Mason High School to be one of two test schools for a new all-carrot vending machine. Assistant Principal George Coates said students have already begun purchasing the vending machine carrots, which cost 50 cents per 3-once bag, and that many students are actually eating them rather than throwing handfuls at the buses after school.  

Queen City Bike and the Catholic Church

3 Comments · Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The bicycling advocacy group received a $10,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to help launch a new program to get more people riding bicycles to more places throughout the region. The Bicycle Friendly Destinations Program will work with area employers, retailers, government agencies and arts and cultural organizations.  

Just Getting Started

Steve Driehaus counts banking, health care reform and advocacy for Cincinnati as major accomplishments in his first term

3 Comments · Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Steve Driehaus was one of many Democratic challengers to grab Barack Obama's coattails in 2008 and sweep into Washington, D.C., handing the party large majorities in both houses of Congress. As he points out, 2008 wasn't a great time to begin your Congressional career ... unless you were interested in solving huge problems. Driehaus speaks with CityBeat about his first term in the House of Representatives; his advocacy for local companies and projects in Washington; his frustrations with the current political climate; his positions on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and other military issues; and his reelection battle against Steve Chabot.  

Why Fact-Checking Is Even More Important in Today's Go-Go Media World

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I'm still laughing at the credulity of the NAACP national office, the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack over the firing of Shirley Sherrod. You can't make this shit up. And when I'm done laughing, I want to weep. Some of the brightest people in our public life believe anything that's on the Internet.  

Challenging a Broken System

A true socialist, LaBotz runs for U.S. Senate seat

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Dan LaBotz understands his campaign to become Ohio's next member of the U.S. Senate is a bit of a curiosity. As Republicans and Tea Party members continue to throw around the term “socialist” as a sort of epithet, LaBotz, a Clifton resident, is one of just three national candidates from the Socialist Party, and the only one running for a Senate seat.  

Born in Anger, Tea Party Starts Turning on Itself

3 Comments · Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Less than 18 months into its existence, the Tea Party movement is in the throes of an identity crisis. It began when the NAACP announced it would consider a resolution at its annual meeting that asked the Tea Party to condemn and expel its racist elements, calling them "a threat to democracy." That was enough to get the temperatures rising of some Tea Party leaders, who certainly are all too willing to dish out criticism but never seem able to take it. But what happened next really lit their fuse.  

Tea Partiers Strike Out on Health Care

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Almost as soon as the health care reform bill finally was passed in March, the Ohio Liberty Council — an organization comprised of various Tea Party-related groups — promised it would exploit the public outrage and mount a petition effort to have the federal law barred from taking effect in Ohio. Just days before the June 30 deadline to turn in their petition signatures, the group called off its effort with less than half the signatures required.  

Corporations Don't Pay Their Fair Share

2 Comments · Wednesday, April 14, 2010
There are few words that can elicit as visceral a reaction as "taxes." Nobody likes to pay unnecessary taxes but, thanks to a generation of proselytizing by the Republican Party, many people don't understand the concept of the common good and view all taxes as bad. And yet corporations bend and twist the tax system to their advantage, leaving some U.S. citizens to pay a higher tax rate than many multinational, billion-dollar corporations. That's maddening.  

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