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Opinion: Issue 2 Saves Lives and Money

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Opinion: Issue 2 Saves Lives and Money

There’s a reason the Yes on Issue 2 campaign has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his Our Revolution organization as well as the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, National Nurses United, Vote Vets, and Ohio’s Green Party. Senator Sanders and these organizations know voting yes on Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, […]

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Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

In the ‘Opportunity City’ of the Midwest, the term “change starts local” has taken on a new meaning. Last Saturday night, an audience of hundreds of Columbus residents gathered to hear speakers address police brutality and learn what everyday residents can do to change the culture of violence that plagues our police force. The event […]

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Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

Jacquelyn Garcia Jacquelyn Garcia Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

For two hours last night, close to 100 Columbus residents had something in common — they took steps toward giving their neighborhood a bigger say in the future of Columbus. Groups of residents in neighborhoods citywide – Clintonville, Easton, Linden, the Hilltop, Old North and the South Side – gathered at their neighbors’ houses as […]

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Opinion: Leave My Uterus Out of Your Failing Party’s Platform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Leave My Uterus Out of Your Failing Party’s Platform

When the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced last week that they’d open funding to anti-choice candidates, uterus-bearers everywhere shook their heads. We had one party — just one that we could at least half count on to not forget about us when some corrupt legislation was introduced to require a rapist’s sign-off on a […]

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Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare

The Heartbeat Bill is back. It’s a total failure of a bill, introduced and knocked down three times in the last five years, but Ohio anti-choicers are nothing if not persistent in their misguided approach to changing abortion stats. The language is the same as it’s been. Once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, abortion […]

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Opinion: Commit Columbus to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2035

Laura Reopell Laura Reopell Opinion: Commit Columbus to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2035

On Thursday afternoon, the future of our environment suffered a drastic blow. With President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, the U.S. lost authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions, curb global temperature increase, and help developing countries deal with the increasingly drastic consequences of climate change. The United […]

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Opinion: The Blue Jackets Should Road Trip to Cleveland

Jason Parks Jason Parks Opinion: The Blue Jackets Should Road Trip to Cleveland

I was walking down East Fourth Street in Downtown Cleveland heading to an early season Indians game versus Seattle when I passed the Cleveland Clothing Company’s flagship store. On display were several Cleveland hockey shirts for all to see in the heavily foot trafficked area a block away from Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field. As […]

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