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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Dem Debate Wrap-up: October in Ohio

 

Twelve candidates. Three hours. And one guy dumb enough to watch it.

CNN and the New York Times teamed up Tuesday night for the latest cattle call. The contestants were Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Gabbard, Harris, Klobuchar, O’Rourke, Sanders, Warren, Yang, and in his first debate appearance, businessman Tom Steyer. They met in Ohio at Otterbein University, which apparently is a real school.

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Once again the country has found itself reeling from mass shootings, this time two in a matter of hours. (Wait a minute, hold everything. It must be stipulated right up front that we aren’t going to count the multiple shootings and murders that occur with numbing regularity in Chicago, Baltimore and virtually every other large, […]

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Tuesday’s bike ride was a 50-miler(*) from Sidney to North Lewisburg, Ohio. It was my closest ever approach to Columbus from the west, by any means of transportation. Along the way, I took photos at four township halls.

I had hoped one of them might be a picturesque old schoolhouse. There are some like that in Ohio and other parts of the Old Northwest. But today’s were all pole barns, broadly defined. These are usually less interesting, but one of the sites did have some traces of the old connection between township government and schools, from the days before school districts became independent of local governments, for better or worse.

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In a Health Committee hearing of the Ohio House of Representatives this past week, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced an Amendment to the “Heartbeat” abortion bill as it moved through the legislature. The amendment read as follows, African-American women shall be exempt from the requirements in sections 2919.192 through 2919.196 of the Revised Code. […]

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The afternoon of 20 March 2019, President Trump rocked out with a group that makes real heavy metal. The event was different from other presidential appearances, but featured many of the same themes. Two themes, American defense revival and energy dominance, stood in stark contrast to news from Germany. In the midst of the prepared remarks, with the usual riffs, President Trump elaborated on his criticism of the politician John McCain, who the appointed Senator from Arizona, Martha McSally, is unconditionally defending, raising questions about her viability or suitability in 2020. President Trump’s visit to the Lima Army Tank Plant was a great political messaging success on several levels.

The setting:

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the narrow lead of Republican Troy Balderson over Democrat Danny O’Connor in the special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, but they fear the low GOP-voter turnout in a strong red district bodes badly for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. They also […]

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And you will know you are in NE OH in July when the black raspberries are popping. Have you ever tried them? Have you ever had anything more delicious? (OK, I have – OH autumn concord grapes – but that was another debate). We have a local creamery that makes black raspberry ice cream that […]

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Some of you know, but many may not, that @1967mustangman and I have left Portland, OR, for the greener pastures of Dayton, OH. While there are many things about Portland I miss (the food, Mustang’s family, my coworkers, the food, the mountains, the food…) it surprised me what a sense of relief I felt as we left the city limits. Driving a 22-foot diesel moving van was a learning experience — one which required asking @davecarter many questions on Facebook — but actually driving across this beautiful country helped remind me that there is life outside the dreary angst that progressives have created in Oregon. Wyoming and Nebraska were especially beautiful.

Perhaps the most noticeable difference is the lack of homeless people in Dayton. The winter weather is fairly inhospitable for living on the streets, and Dayton doesn’t really cotton to having homeless hanging out on street corners. Since we moved here, I have seen maybe four people asking for money on street corners. This is in stark contrast to the tent cities of Portland, where vagrancy is not only tolerated but accepted and supported. Because of that permissiveness, the freeways and under bridges are littered with trash, making the city look like a cross between Idiocracy and District 12 from The Hunger Games. Lest anyone think the homeless are harmless, I would invite you to read this, where the victim in question is my own sweet husband. To be fair, Ohio does have some of the highest heroin use in the country, but serious efforts are in place to stop the influx of drugs by the cartels. Meanwhile, at my hospital in Portland, a patient who denied any street drug use finally owned up to doing meth because, as he said, “I mean…everyone does a little meth…”

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an Ohio law that cuts inactive voters from the rolls if they haven’t voted in the past six years or asked the state to keep them on. They also blast a self-described intersectional, Muslim feminist, who is seeking […]

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Ohio farmers are worried. But a guy named Sonny has swung by in his RV to reassure them. Sonny Perdue, the US Agriculture Secretary, is on an RV tour of several “flyover” states, reassuring farmers along the way that tariff tiffs will not harm them.

As the soybean industry assailed President Donald Trump today for launching a trade war with China, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Trump assured him that farmers in Ohio and across the country “will not be allowed to be the casualty in a trade dispute.”

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Representative Tim Ryan, back left in tie, organized a bus tour through the Midwest with about a dozen venture capitalists. (via New York Times)

For cancer to survive, once it kills its host it must move on to another healthy body. Forty years of leftist rule ruined the once “Golden State.” You can’t walk through San Francisco without side-stepping human excrement or drive through Los Angeles without navigating countless miles of homeless camps. Meanwhile, California housing costs are unattainable by most everyone.

Now even the enlightened ones can’t cope with the expense and traffic they themselves created so they plan on moving elsewhere. Never learning the lessons of their failures they will, of course, bring along their bankrupt progressive values to rinse and repeat. Watch out Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — they’re coming.

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Pardon me for posting a link without much personal comment. Suffice to say, as someone who works for a mortgage broker, the CFPB has long been on my radar. The new director there and some of the changes being implemented should be applauded by all. However, it looks like the previous director Richard Cordray was […]

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I’m a native Ohioan. I grew up on a small family farm in NE OH and still live there for 4 months of the year (June-September are just too hot here in Texas). It’s an incredibly beautiful place and has been in our family since the mid-1800’s. Even though I have now lived in Texas […]

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John Kasich, Republican governor of Ohio and failed presidential candidate, is no stranger to delusions of grandeur. According to a friend close to the Columbus political scene, Kasich was saying he still had a chance to win the nomination just 2 days before the Republican convention. When told that it was nonsense, he allegedly slammed […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome Donald Trump’s nominations of Rep. Tom Price and Elaine Chao. We also debate whether Trump should seriously consider David Petraeus given his history of improperly handling classified information. And we discuss the absurd victim complex of the Ohio State terrorist.

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donald-trump-cabinet-list-of-appointmentsEarly last week, Michael Barone published a piece analyzing the election returns in which he focused on the manner in which “the double-negatives” — those who thought highly neither of Donald Trump nor of Hillary Clinton — broke at the very end decisively for the former. Here is the way he put it:

One reason polling may have been misleading, or at least misled many of us in the psephology racket, is that this is the first presidential election since random sample polling began in 1935 in which most voters had negative feelings toward both major party candidates.

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Every election year, I wake up to the realization that I’m more important than most of you. Not in an ill-defined cosmic-y sense where I’m waiting to be called by destiny to bring order to the galaxy. But in a quantifiable, practical way. I am an Ohio resident, and my ballot is statistically more important […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Hope and heroin in Ohio

 

This week on OppCast, we go in-depth on one subject: the rising epidemic of opioid addiction in our nation’s heartland. We take you to one small town in Ohio that has been hit especially hard by a surge of addiction and overdose deaths, asking the important question: when jobs have dried up, when opportunities are slim, how can we as a nation fight to curb drug abuse?

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This is a reminder (or, if you missed it the first time, a notice) of a meetup I’m hosting on Saturday, 10/8/16, in Delaware, Ohio. As I’m providing the drinks and some odds and ends I’m looking to get a rough head count. Also, as this is a pot luck, we ought to make rough […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Portman’s Huge Lead, Trump’s Health Game, Powell’s Emails

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America marvel at the 17-point lead Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is amassing in his re-election bid. They also shake their heads as Donald Trump promises a medical report on Dr. Oz and then abruptly changes course. And they react to Colin Powell’s hacked emails that include frustration he was denied a speech at a university because of the criticism the school received for paying Hillary Clinton a huge sum.

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