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Cotton Letter Arms Ohio Democrats Against Portman

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Cotton Letter Arms Ohio Democrats Against Portman

As expected, Ohio Democrats are charging full speed at Senator Rob Portman, armed with Portman’s signature on a letter to the leaders of Iran, advising them against agreeing to the nuclear deal being negotiated by the Obama administration. The letter, written by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republican senators including Portman, has […]

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Sen. Portman Signed the Cotton Letter But Is Probably Not A Traitor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Sen. Portman Signed the Cotton Letter But Is Probably Not A Traitor

Ohio Senator Rob Portman was among 47 Republican senators who signed an open letter to the leaders of Iran advising against the nuclear agreement proposed by the Obama Administration. Tom Cotton, junior senator from Arkansas who has held office for little more than two months, composed the letter, which is being called an unprecedented legislative […]

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Interview: James Ragland, Candidate for Mayor

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: James Ragland, Candidate for Mayor

Earlier this month, mayoral candidate James Ragland was almost kicked off the ballot by the Franklin County Board of Elections after questions emerged over whether one of his five-member nominating committee lived in Columbus. Those concerns were quickly dismissed and Ragland is now firmly on the ballot for the nonpartisan primary in May. Ragland agreed […]

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Why Marriage Matters Gets New Leadership as Movement Nears a Tipping Point

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Why Marriage Matters Gets New Leadership as Movement Nears a Tipping Point

There is optimism across America among LGBT activists as the county inches closer to a final decision on marriage equality by the Supreme Court this summer. Last week, after SCOTUS declined to strike down a lower court ruling against Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissent that the Supreme Court’s […]

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City Council Candidates Discuss Issues in First Public Forum

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Council Candidates Discuss Issues in First Public Forum

The Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church hosted its second “Meet the Candidates” event last night (the first one featured the four mayoral candidates) and there were almost as many people fielding questions as there were in attendance. Ten City Council candidates were seated before the audience gathered by the Columbus Coalition of Concerned Black Citizens. Due to the […]

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Philadelphia Lands 2016 Democratic National Convention

Walker Evans Walker Evans Philadelphia Lands 2016 Democratic National Convention

The sun has officially set on Columbus’ hopes to host the Democratic National Convention, as the party officially announced this morning that Philadelphia has been chosen as the host city. “In addition to their commitment to a seamless and safe convention, Philadelphia’s deep rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special […]

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New Councilmember Jaiza Page Wants to Impact Columbus Neighborhoods

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea New Councilmember Jaiza Page Wants to Impact Columbus Neighborhoods

On January 20, Jaiza Page was sworn in as the newest Columbus City Councilmember, replacing Hearcel Craig, who was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November. “It’s been an absolutely exciting experience, just learning all that I can. I am thrilled and just ready to go,” said Page shortly after her swearing-in ceremony. […]

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