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Commentary

April 9, 2024

Do Ohio Republicans Support Trump's Election Lies, Violent Rhetoric and Promises of Retribution?

Or as Marilou Johanek asks, are they just cowards like former Senator Portman protecting themselves in a collective moral collapse?

April 4, 2024

Expanding Term Limits for Ohio's Gerrymandered Statehouse Would be Foolish

David DeWitt maintains that misrepresentative lawmakers have not earned and don't deserve such a massive political gift from the voters

March 8, 2024

I Watched Hungary’s Democracy Dissolve Into Authoritarianism and See Parallels in Trumpism

Gábor Scheiring, who served in Hungary's Parliament, comments on Trump's admiration for Viktor Orban

March 5, 2024

A Parody of Politics in the Republican Primary for Ohio’s 9th U.S. Congressional District

Marilou Johanek observes that the great GOP hope to flip Marcy Kaptur’s House seat is a chaos-maker consumed with party in-fighting in the Statehouse who can’t accept defeat like a big boy.

February 20, 2024

GOP That Took Pride in Honorable Candidates, Principled Conservatism is No More

Marilou Johanek claims that J.D. Vance "betrays Ukraine...as a means to career advancement."

February 16, 2024

Gov. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted Are Dripping With the Stink of Public Corruption

David DeWitt notes that with the latest indictments in the FirstEnergy bribery scandal, "we're left with a state government truly devoted to misrepresenting us."

February 12, 2024

How Much Fascism Would You Like With That?

Jim Smith asks: "Is Trump a fascist? Fascist governments are anti-democratic, leave little room for dissent...exhibit totalitarian tendencies by attempting to not just dominate politics but also control the hearts and minds of their citizenry. Sounds like Trump’s plans are exactly this."

December 12, 2023

The Heart Of It All

Marilou Johanek writes that "extremist, bad faith Ohio politicians betray voters and the republic."

August 8, 2023

The Story of a Traitor Working to Overthrow American Democracy

Marilou Johanek comments on the disturbing Jan. 6 indictment

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