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Strickland’s Restructuring of the University System

 Lenny Pepperidge

Strickland and higher education Chancellor Eric Fingerhut’s 10 year plan for the future of Ohio’s system of public higher education is to be released at the end of the month. It’s rumored to be a radical departure from the philosophy underpinning the current system which was organized into its present form in the 1960s. It’s […]


Arcade Fire to Rock Ohio for Obama


Pitchfork wrote Arcade Fire to Rock Ohio for Obama Posted by Matthew Solarski and Amy Phillips in politics on Fri: 02-29-08 Win Butler can talk the talk, and now he and several of his Arcade Fire bandmates are prepared to walk the walk in support of Barack Obama’s bid for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. […]


How the candidates stack up on urban issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans

CapCitySavvy wrote This Blog Endorses…? by Eric on February 28, 2008 With the big primary right around the corner, I thought it might be a good time to break down the major candidates’ perspectives on cities. Why not? It’s the major focus of this blog, and if you’re reading here, you’re probably interested in how […]


McCain is coming, McCain is coming

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch Blog wrote McCain is coming, McCain is coming Posted by Catherine Candisky, Statehouse reporter on February 18, 2008 Sen. John McCain will make his first primary-season visit to Ohio Tuesday night, coming to Columbus to watch the Wisconsin Republican primary results. McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, will be at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel, […]


If Obama wins Ohio, it’s curtains for Clinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Other Paper wrote If Obama wins Ohio, it’s curtains for Clinton BY DAN WILLIAMSON / FEBRUARY 14, 2008 Tthe Clintons have never needed Ohio as badly as they do now. The past six weeks have seen Sen. Clinton go from confident frontrunner to plucky underdog in the Democratic presidential race. Although she’s won crucial […]


Obama & Clinton set up camp in Red Brick District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Obama & Clinton set up camp in Red Brick District

I’ve gotten word via email that both Democratic candidates have set up their Columbus bases of operation downtown in the Red Brick District during their Ohio tours. Although the debate will take place in Cleveland, the candidates will most likely be making stops in Columbus as well. Clinton has set up in the first floor […]


Early voting now available for March 4 primary

 John Ross

Absentee voting for the Ohio primary began on Friday, which gives voters two options to vote if they are unable to do so while polls are officially open on March 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Officials are predicting high turnout for the primary, since no clear Democratic favorite has yet emerged and Ohio […]


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