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RECAP: 2015 Cuyahoga Democratic Party Annual Dinner
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thumbnail The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party 2015 Annual Dinner was a tremendous success with a sold-out room and speakers who showed their local roots. This recap helps put you in the moment whether you were there or not
PHOTOS: 2015 Cuyahoga Democratic Party Annual Dinner
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Civil Rights: From Selma to Cleveland A Conversation with U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach - April 1st
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thumbnail Just back from his recent trip to Selma, Alabama, Steven Dettelbach has been extraordinarily busy during his tenure as U.S. Attorney - from civil rights and consumer fraud prosecution to dru
County Executive Armond Budish State of the County - April 15th
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thumbnail In his January 4th inaugural address, County Executive Armond Budish said, "This is our county. We are diverse. We are rich and, yes, we are poor. We have magnificent pockets of natural beauty, and
VOTING RIGHTS
New battles take shape in the 'war on voting'
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thumbnail In recent years, Republican efforts to curtail voting rights have led to the larger voter-suppression campaign since the Jim Crow era, but there are some states pushing back against the tide. Orego
Obama Is Right: America Needs Universal Voting
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thumbnail Yesterday, President Obama said, in a speech at the City Club of Cleveland, “In Australia, and some other countries, there's mandatory voting. It would be transformative if everybody voted." Obama
Battleground Voices: Nina Turner on the Urgency of Restoring the Voting Rights Act
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thumbnail In 2012, Congressman John Lewis came to the Buckeye state to encourage Ohioans to exercise their right to vote. At a dinner in Youngstown, Ohio he told the story of his march across the bridge from
Despite voter suppression fears, vehicle registration rule apt to remain in budget bill (video)
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thumbnail COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If out-of-state college students are made to register their cars in Ohio and get Ohio driver's licenses if they register to vote, the state ought to also allow them to pay in-stat
Democracy — more people voting — is freaking out Republicans
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When I comes to voting, it seems like there’s a life-or-death tug of war going on in this country — and the stakes are nothing less than the life or death of American democracy. Last week when Pres
CHOICE
Why Women Lawmakers Are Talking About Their Rapes And Abortions On The Floor
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thumbnail Why Women Lawmakers Are Talking About Their Rapes And Abortions On The Floor" This week, Ohio State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D) stood up during
Republican Amendment Could Force Underage Trafficking Victims To Carry Their Pregnancies To Term
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thumbnail Republican Amendment Could Force Underage Trafficking Victims To Carry Their Pregnancies To Term" A bi
Ohio House Continues Its Assault on Women, Passes Heartbeat Bill
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The woman haters in our state legislature just won’t give up their fight to make Ohio women poorer and less free, with fewer choices and control over their own lives. The ghastly — and unconstituti
RACE & INEQUALITY
Same-sex couples deserve to have legally recognized marriages: Craig Hoffman, LGBT Community Center of Cleveland
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thumbnail Guest columnist Craig Hoffman is the Development Associate at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland. He and his husband have been a couple for 25 years. They
Protesting a Bishop Because She’s a Lesbian Is Moral Hypocrisy on the Part of Black Ministers
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thumbnail I find this kind of moral hypocrisy and theological asymmetry detrimental to the people we are called to serve. The black community and the black family are suffering today, in part, because of the
The changing face of America: Race and justice in the millennial age
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Just this week, the Justice Department issued a scathing condemnation of what Attorney General Eric Holder called the “implicit and explicit racial bias” in the Ferguson Police Department. The repo
The hidden racism of young white Americans
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thumbnail Recently, chilling videos surfaced online of young University of Oklahoma students, members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, reciting a racially-charged chant. The story appeared surprising f
President Barack Obama urged to ease hiring of ex-prisoners
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A group of criminal justice reformers, including some who served prison time, are headed to the White House Wednesday to press President Barack Obama to do more to help those who’ve been convicted
MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMICS
Hugo Boss selling suit factory to W Diamond pleases both companies, union (photos)
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thumbnail BROOKLYN, Ohio -- It takes a lot to please just about everyone. But it appears that all the parties involved in the deal to sell the Hugo Boss plant on Tiedeman Road to W Diamond Group Corp., which
For once, the Supreme Court sides with workers
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thumbnail The Roberts Court hasn't given liberals a great deal to be happy about, and this goes double where the civil rights of employees are concerned. But in a very important ruling handed down on Wednesd
Ohio Progressives Urge Defeat Of Trans-Pacific Partnership
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thumbnail COLUMBUS—Allies who commonly support the Obama Administration offered sharp criticism of an upcoming trade plan at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, insisting it could cost American workers jobs
What would a worker-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership look like?
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thumbnail The Trans-Pacific Partnership — the big free trade deal the Obama administration is trying to hash out with 11 countries around the Pacific Rim — has skeptics on both sides of the aisle. Perhaps th
Alongside Labor Leaders, Hillary Clinton Diagnoses Inequality
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thumbnail WASHINGTON — Flanked by labor leaders, her longtime policy adviser, and the man who will steer her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton made a distinctly progressive case on Monday that the count
Construction unions will teach trades to Cleveland students after reaching wages deal with city
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thumbnail CLEVELAND, Ohio - Justin Parrish and his classmates at Max Hayes vocational high school haven't yet learned the full benefit of the new job-training deal the city, school district and local trades
Dem messaging & strategy
New Democratic Governors Chair: Party's Priority Shouldn't Be Winning Back White Men
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thumbnail WASHINGTON — The incoming chair of the Democratic Governors Association said Tuesday Democrats aren’t going to win in 2016 by shifting positions and messaging to woo back the white men voters they’
The Political and Demographic Challenges of the 2016 Presidential Election
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It is quite interesting to speculate about the 2016 presidential nomination battles and especially potential general election winners and lose
How much do you know about your online ad views?
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thumbnail Let’s say you buy a 15-second pre-roll ad for a contrast spot that incorporates some of the best oppo the campaign’s research team dug up. It’s geo-targeted on YouTube and running on local news web
DNC VIDEO: His own man?
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thumbnail “His own man? I think not. The Bush economy favors the richest over the middle class, and on that core agenda there is absolutely no daylight between Jeb Bush and his brother. A Jeb Bush presidency
Ted Cruz’s Rollout Sets the Bar Low for 2016 GOPers’ Campaign Launch
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thumbnail Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President today. New York Times: Online Mischief Seeks to Dull Cruz’s Luster Fusion:  How Ted Cruz Got Trolled on the First Day of His Campaign  IJR: Ted Cruz’s
5 questions to ask before deciding on a fundraising platform
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thumbnail Every campaign is its own ecosystem of personalities, relationships and budgets. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all vendor. When it comes to online fundraising options, my advice is to not just focus
The Myth of the Rand Paul Youth Meme
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thumbnail Rand Paul, self-appointed Republican millennial whisperer, is at South by Southwest this weekend, in yet another attempt to make himself relevant to young people. But here’s the reality: it’s all s
How the GOP Field Leaves Women Out
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thumbnail Today, the Senate voted on an amendment supporting access to earned paid sick leave, a benefit that is clearly helping American workers take care of their families. Every Republican senator jockeyi
STATE POLITICS
2018 elections may highlight the convoluted nature of Ohio politics
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thumbnail Despite yammering around Capitol Square about 2016 -- when Sen. Rob Portman, a suburban Cincinnati Republican, is seeking a second term, and Gov. John Kasich may or may not land on the GOP's nation
Kasich’s ‘Ohio Story’ Deletes Shrinking Middle Class, Lower Incomes, Slow Job Growth
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thumbnail From The New York Times to The Washington Post and now the National Journal, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich’s self-basting story of a rebounding state is repeated in spirit if not word by reporters who b
Testimony: Proposed tax cuts bad for Ohio
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thumbnail Ohio should shore up revenue to support needed public services, not further cut income taxes Good afternoon, Chairman McClain, Ranking Member Cera and members of the committee. My name is Zach Schi
Are innovation projects money well spent?
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thumbnail The executive budget is big on innovation. Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget contains six line items supporting “innovation funds” of one kind or another, at a cost of $262 million over the next t
POT POLITICS
Ohio marijuana-legalization group begins collecting signatures for ballot issue
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thumbnail COLUMBUS, Ohio -- ResponsibleOhio, one of the groups supporting legalization of marijuana in Ohio, started collecting signatures Wednesday with the goal of getting its issue before voters this fall
After legalization, Colorado pot arrests plunge
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thumbnail Arrests in Colorado for the possession, cultivation and distribution of marijuana have plummeted 95 percent since voters in that state legalized recreational use of the plant in 2012. That's accord
Racial Discrimination in Drug Law Enforcement
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thumbnail The drug war has produced profoundly unequal outcomes across racial groups, manifested through racial discrimination by law enforcement and disproportionate drug war misery suffered by communities
EDUCATION
ECOT Charter School: Ohio’s Dropout Factory
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thumbnail The Kasich Administration and GOP-controlled Ohio General Assembly has been all about “education reform” over the last 5 years, with an alleged focus on improving student achievement — especially d
Will The Sun Ever Shine On Charter School Spending?
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thumbnail Ohio House Bill 2 has now been relegated to “lip-service” status on charter school reform after the GOP-dominated House Education Committee refused to adopt any meaningful changes (including recomm
ENVIRONMENT
Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability Urges Opposition to Senator Portman’s Clean Power Opt-Out Budget Amendment - Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive
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thumbnail CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Department of Sustainability Director Mike Foley issued the following statement today: “An amendment to be offered by Ohio Senator Rob Portman, which would allow states
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has Some Choice Words For Anyone Who Votes For A Climate Denier
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thumbnail Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has Some Choice Words For Anyone Who Votes For A Climate Denier - Astrophysicist Neil
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Trillion Dollar Fraudsters
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thumbnail By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits, but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that pro
How Bush-Appointed Ivy Leaguer Ted Cruz Became A Tea Party Darling
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thumbnail To understand Cruz’s role in 2016, one must recognize that the Tea Party in Washington today is a not an insurgency from below. It is a realignment within the Republican establishment that has comm
LOCAL POLITICS
East Cleveland mayor taking courageous step toward possible merger with Cleveland: Brent Larkin
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thumbnail CLEVELAND, Ohio -- East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton has taken the first step towards the only thing that can save his city -- a merger with Cleveland. That merger involves a long, complicated proce
Cleveland Teachers Union protests $3.4 million in budget cuts forced by enrollment declines
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thumbnail CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Teachers Union objected Tuesday to the school district's plan to trim $3.4 million from next year's budget - cuts that district officials say just keep pace with fal
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