When the FCI Academy abruptly closed this week, nearly 300 students and their parents were left in a lurch.  Many showed up for the first day of school on Wednesday to find a notice simply posted on the front door, with no one answering the door or the many repeated phone calls of parents looking for answers.  Some have even sought answers and assistance from the school’s sponsor, Education Service Center of Lake Erie West, located two hours north in Toledo, to no avail.

A parent we spoke with today expressed her frustration as she is now […]

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The formation of Danny, the first major hurricane of the 2015 season is significant for many reasons. But for all its wind power, Danny can’t out blowhard the most powerful political hurricane of the year so far, Donald Trump.

According to a Quinnipiac national poll released Thursday, the vortex known as billionaire real estate Titan Donald Trump has generated enough velocity to win him 28 percent support, with his closest competitor, Ben Carson, at a distant 12 percent.

Hurricane Trump

The other 15 Republican challengers, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 5 percent, are far behind Trump’s lead, up […]

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Can we all agree that the Republican battle cry, as shouted by the gang of impostors running for the White House, has upstaged gay marriage, abortion, religious liberty and President Obama’s birth certificate as the the key to success?

As wildly as Donald Trump wails of undocumented immigrants who are rapists, gang leaders and the parents of anchor babies, it has the same effect as Paul Revere’s “the British are coming.”

Historically, the melodrama at the Mexican border is another ugly chapter in America’s blurred reaction to a color-coded phenomenon that it doesn’t understand. There was the “Yellow Peril’ advancing […]

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The Wall Street Journal, in a rare moment of identity confusion wherein it apparently confused itself for Mother Jones, did a report looking at how much money the governors running for President have received (including their affiliated Super PACs) in donations from companies with state contracts or taxpayer subsidies.  In total, the WSJ found that the campaigns and Super PACs of the four GOP governors running for President have taken a total of $2.5 million from companies with state contracts or taxpayer subsidies.

You’ll never guess who the overall runaway winner of the race for corruption cash is.  Okay, since […]

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Ted Strickland is defying the laws of campaign politics.

Karl Rove’s group has spent money for ads in the Ohio Senate race.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has also been on the air as well.  The Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity are on the air attacking Ted Strickland in a misleading ad about Wilmington, Ohio.  Portman’s own campaign has been attacking Ted Strickland in various digital ad buys since Strickland entered the race.  In total, it is estimated that over $9 million in ads have been spent to help Rob Portman already in […]

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We can now thank Donald Trump for one of the greatest waste of resources by an Ohio elected official.

Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County has made not effort to deny his love of Donald Trump’s “deport everyone” approach to immigration reform.  (Jones does not, it should be added, love John Kasich.)

So we should not have been surprised when Jones announced on Twitter that he has assigned a detective to crack down on employers in his county who hire undocumented immigrant workers.

I am assigning one detective to take information from people who report on illegal […]

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A new Quinnipiac Poll released Tuesday shows that Ohio’s junior U.S. Senator, Rob Portman, after five years in office is losing to former Gov. Ted Strickland. The former Democratic governor of Ohio has been attacked at length by Republicans and their allies since he lost a narrow election to John Kasich in 2010, and remains a big target for outside GOP groups who are promising to spend millions to keep him from taking Mr. Portman’s senate seat.

In the 2016 U.S. Senate race, Quinnipiac says Ted Strickland leads Sen. Rob Portman by three points, 44-41, which is within the margin […]

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I hope my fellow Ohioans are as impressed as I am by the statesmanship and serious, somber reflection we’ve been enjoying as a nation throughout this Presidential Primary season thus far.

“Do we want nice people or do we want horrible human beings?” The Donald Trump is asking his audiences. “I want horrible!” is his answer. I believe him. He leads by example.

In New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has moved up to 2nd place behind Trump in the GOP primary, with an average of 11 percent according to Real Clear Politics, and taking 11 percent to […]

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If John Kasich was as good at creating jobs as he is about talking about creating jobs, Ohio would be among the top job creation states in the nation.  Instead, Ohio now ranks 29th in the nation in job creation, according to the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and has now entered its 33 straight month of job growth below the national average.

Kasich’s Poor Grasp of Economics

There was the governor again this weekend, spouting off about what makes the economy work. He was campaigning on his favorite TV network, Fox News, where he earned […]

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The latest Quinnipiac Poll, released Monday, is a good example of just how schizoid the American political personality has evolved to these days.

Voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania were surveyed on a number of issues, with the findings taking on special significance since no candidate for president since Richard Nixon, in 1960, has been elected without carrying two of the three states. It will be 56 years ago next year that Richard Nixon won Ohio, but lost to John F. Kennedy.

Mish Mash

Now a year and one half away from leaving the White House following winning two […]

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