Ohio

Campus Police Are Armed and Empowered
July 31, 2015

Why would a University of Cincinnati officer pull over a non-student motorist for a minor infraction?

John Kasich’s Compassionate Christianity Could Raise Hell in the GOP Primary
July 21, 2015

Will John Kasich’s Christianity hurt his chances with Republican voters?

Why the RNC May Regret Picking Cleveland for 2016
July 08, 2014

When the party convenes in 2016, there's going to be one extra elephant in the room.

Obamacare Gets a Bright Spot in a Very Bad Week
October 22, 2013

In the spring of 2012, while reporting a piece on the political landscape in Ohio, I spent several hours on two successive afternoons tagging along with canvassers from Working America, the AFL-CIO affiliate that tries to mobilize people who don’t ha

Chalk One Up for Local Journalism
October 06, 2013

Last year, following up on an intriguing 2011 piece in the Toledo Blade, I stumbled upon an FBI investigation into more than $200,000 in questionable contributions made by employees of a North Canton, Ohio direct marketing firm called Suarez Corporat

A Rare Campaign Finance Indictment
September 26, 2013

Something pretty remarkable happened Thursday morning in Ohio: Two businessmen were charged with serious violations of federal campaign finance law.

In Michigan, a Defeat for the Tea Party—and Victory for Common Sense
August 28, 2013

Obamacare took a big step forward on Tuesday night, when the Michigan Senate approved an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. The state House is likely to back the same measure, as early as next week.

From the Stacks: “My Life With R.H. Macy”
August 08, 2013

Shirley Jackson died 48 years ago today. In her honor, her sharp-witted reflection on working retail, as originally published in The New Republic.

You Call This Insurance?
June 11, 2013

Ohio's lieutenant governor is misleading the public about Obamacare 'rate shock'.

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