endorsements

What do ‘endorsements’ mean in Dayton, Ohio?

The mailer came to my mother’s house yesterday- the “slate card” or “dummy voters guide”- The Endorsed Candidates of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. These endorsements were decided back in January, publicly, and before that privately. It was done without hearing the candidates making a single stump speech, without a primary, by a small, self-selected Read More

An activist’s search for inspiration

Last night I took exception when seventies activist Angela Davis said an individual can’t fight city hall during her Q&A. It wasn’t a Joe Wilson moment (fixed)- the floor was open, but in Dayton- it’s almost written in stone that one has to ask permission by commission and it drives me crazy. Gary Leitzell didn’t Read More

Leitzell v McLin without an intelligent thought: Martin Gottlieb

Call it scorched earth, call it stupid, but, writing this post before meeting up with the Dayton Daily News editorial board questioning the writer’s intelligence is what I do. I want people to think, to analyze, to look at things with more than the same old thinking. Martin Gottlieb at the Dayton Daily News, a Read More

Insanity reigns at union HQ

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The AFL-CIO did just that- endorsing the incumbents instead of the challengers- or not endorsing at all. The Dayton Miami Valley AFL-CIO Regional Labor Council has endorsed Rhine McLin for a third term as Dayton Read More

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