Valerie Duncan

Montgomery County Democratic party continues to insult voters

Last Thursday, the Montgomery County Democratic Party “voted” over Zoom to endorse candidates in the Dayton City Commission Race, the Dayton and Huber Heights Mayors race. They did it based on the recommendations of a “screening committee” that was never elected to screen anyone. They were hand picked by Mark Owens, the party chairman, who Read More

Nan Whaley can’t run for anything because…

The Dayton Daily News actually has Esrati.com scooped- only because Whaley handed it to them on a platter, but the reasoning behind this announcement is the real news: Democrat Nan Whaley said she will not run for re-election to a third term as Dayton mayor this year, which raises the possibility that she’ll seek statewide Read More

The Party should be over for the Political Parties

Winning teams have deep benches. The NFL continues to electrify week after week because of the “next man up” reality. No matter how good you are, there’s someone working to take your spot, aspiring to be your replacement. And, that’s what’s missing from American politics, with our two party system that’s all about keeping fossils Read More

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

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