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Ain’t no sunshine in Ohio

Ohio recently had “Sunshine Week“- where the Ohio AG and newspapers around the state revel in the idea that this State believes in open meetings, government transparency and public records requests being filled promptly and legally. After 25+ years of finding just the opposite, I submitted this op-ed piece to the Dayton Daily newsless- where Read More

A mistake in the NY Times! Apparently NY is just as backassward as Ohio in appointing people to Board of Elections jobs.

Despite the Presidents constant complaints about the “Fake News” and biased media- especially the NY Times, I usually find it accurate and honest. Until this morning when I saw this: New York is the only state in the country with local election boards whose staffers are chosen almost entirely by Democratic and Republican Party bosses, Read More

$39,446 says you can take photos in a library or in public

This is non-pandemic news. As civil rights laws are being trampled in the name of saving the human race, some of you may ignore this. Some may think it’s not important when people are dying from something we can’t see. And, like it or not- civil rights are something most of us don’t think about Read More

Huber Heights is another nexus of corruption

There are a few very specific things a public body can go into executive session for, and one of the most important is to discuss legal matters and strategy. The Huber Heights City Council last night just fired a shot across the bow by passing a first reading to spend 6 figures to pick a Read More

Dayton needs new leadership yesterday

I just watched the video of a stabbing of a student with a pencil. The room was totally out of control. Next I hear, the school is telling students if they take their cell phones out to record things like this- or share the video, they will be expelled. Because, of course, the First Amendment Read More

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