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Potent Potential

City Council reinstates individual artist grants

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Good news from City Hall? Yes, actually. City Council has voted to re-instate and improve a long-established program providing grants to individual artists, which was cut for budgetary reasons in 2009.   

The Truth About Taxes

Little-known facts and the big lie of supply-side economics

6 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2011
For three decades the United States has conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity — so much so that tax revenues will go up, despite lower rates.  

Bengals Fans, Portman, Tarbell, The Uninsured

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2009
BENGALS FANS: It's not often Bengals fans have reason to celebrate, but they got one last week when the team's owners agreed to settle a five-year-old lawsuit filed by a group of season ticketholders.  

Taxing Matters

Amelia's Rock & Roll mayor fights to keep his village alive

5 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Leroy Ellington might be best known in the area for fronting his E Funk Band, for 15 years one of the area's most popular party bands, but for the last year his day job has been mayor of Amelia in Clermont County, where voters will decide in a May 5 special election whether to dissolve the village. If successful, it would be the first time in Ohio history a village has eliminated itself through a petition drive and citizens' vote.  

Cincinnati's Tea Party

Anti-stimulus package protesters take to the streets

5 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
"Tea Party" protesters took to downtown streets April 15 to voice their concerns about the current administration and politicians in Washington.   

A Look Back at the Year's Irritations, Blusters and Coincidences

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wrapping up my first full year of writing a weekly opinion and analysis column, I’ve come to appreciate the absurdity of politics in a way I couldn’t fully fathom as a news reporter. Oh, sure, I’ve always realized that politics — both locally and nationally — really represents the human drama in microcosm, with all of the assorted hopes, fears, foibles and quirks that go along with it  

Ode to a Bartender

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I’m a regular reader of Larry Gross’ Living Out Loud column. I’m constantly amazed at how he puts himself out there, and last week’s column is no exception (“My Bartender and Bar Politics,” issue of Nov. 12). His “ode to a bartender” story was wonderful.  

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