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June 8-14: Worst Week Ever

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Steve Chabot banned cameras from a town hall meeting in Green Township for “security purposes.” Chabot then advised residents to fight a new plan to add public housing units to the neighborhood, though his speech was reportedly cut short when he saw a guy playing “Angry Birds” on a cell phone and thought he was recording a video and laughing.  

Bitching About an Unsustainable Lifestyle

2 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2011
An acquaintance of mine has gotten into the habit of snapping a photograph with her cellphone while filling up her gas tank. In one instance, it cost her $72.28. She recently urged her online followers to take part in a national Post-It Note campaign at the gas pump. In her words, “Every time I buy gas, I leave a sticky note on the gas pump which says, ‘How’s that Hope & Change working out for you?'  

Republicans are the True Radicals

4 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2011
It’s time to take a sober-headed look at which political party epitomizes the relentless pursuit of a legislative agenda that’s out of step with the American mainstream. Throughout the last two years, we’ve heard one Republican after another bash President Obama and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for supposedly jamming a “radical agenda” down people’s throats.  

Obama's Sneaky Maneuvers

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that — some 140 days or so after he took office — President Obama has acted in a way on two important issues that shakes the confidence placed in him by many supporters. As I told some skeptical Democratic friends during the weeks after the election, Obama might have campaigned as a progressive to shore up support, but he’s really more of a centrist ala Bill Clinton.  

Smearing Socialism

As conservatives label Obama a ‘socialist,’ local socialists think ‘the human race can do better’

7 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
During the Cold War, there was almost no insult worse for an average American than to be called a communist. Anyone labeled with the tag might lose his or her job, be shunned by neighbors or undergo government surveillance. Now politicians prone to demagogue are turning to a new punching bag: socialism.  

Tortured Excuses

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Americans proudly believe we live in a nation of laws where no one — not corporate executives, celebrities or presidents — is above the law. A place where justice is applied evenly and consistently regardless of class, wealth, race, gender or any other factor.  

Another Seven Days of Starting Iraq and Stopping Trains

2 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
President Obama on Tuesday pulled the ol’ “pop-in” on our friends over in Iraq, but instead of dropping a friendly “Hey buddy” like Kramer in Seinfeld, Obama told the entire nation to hurry up and become self-sufficient.  

A Year for the Ages

Obama’s presidential election, with historic help from Hamilton County, led local news in 2008

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
1776, 1865, 1945, 1968 and now 2008. There are some years that stick out in American history as significant turning points, with events occurring that are so momentous even those living through them know they’re witnessing history.   

On Accomplishing Goals in 2008

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Coming into 2008, my priority as CityBeat editor was implementing our “refreshment” project, with new features, an updated cover look, section fronts that made our opinion columns more prominent and a redesigned Web site. My priority as the organization’s lead editorial voice was to help get a Democrat elected president.  

A recap of WWE's 2008 presidential election coverage

2 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Though our collective attention was often fractured by the local media’s coverage of poor people getting arrested, gay rights and cigarettes, national issues like housing market crashes and America’s increasingly diminished standing among the international community, we at WWE! were lucky enough to have a public medium to express our feelings and enough Internet access to look up the stuff we didn’t know anything about.  

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