David Esrati

Who is buying your city commission?

If you think the indictments will stop with Joey Williams, RoShawn Winburn and Clayton Luckie on public corruption, you are sadly mistaken. Nothing happens with demolition contracts without multiple people signing off. A while back, we saw the city part ways with former planning director Aaron Sorrell, without much insight. Sorrell had been right dab Read More

Scale, Scope and Effect: Culture of Corruption

Watching the members of the Dayton City Commission scurry to their cars to avoid saying anything, seeing the Mayor give a late statement and hearing that the City is going to investigate themselves probably didn’t help instill public confidence at all. The shutting down of the Human Relations Council, which is also the States Minority Read More

Campaign finance reports due Wednesday 24 May 2019

In the new American political handycapping system of fundraising, tomorrow Wednesday is scorecard day. On my campaign finance reports, you won’t see any unions, any political lobbyists, any Washington types, or political party donations. I’m not on any “List” of donors, and the biggest donation is $500. You will see some folks from out of Read More

Facebook now censors political speech

“Give me liberty, or give me XXXXX”- I’m sorry, Patrick, discussions about death may offend the living, we can’t have that kind of discussion on our ad platform. Can you re-edit your ad for the revolution please. ~Facebook What supposedly separates the United States from the evil Soviet’s and Communist Chinese is that political speech Read More

One of these Dayton City Commission candidates is not like the others…

Remember those tests where you were asked to identify the one thing that was not like the others? Well, the Dayton Daily news voters guide makes it abundantly clear that one candidate isn’t like the others. You can slice them and dice them anyway you want, but, in this case, my answers are so different Read More

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