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Who’s Better for Columbus, Obama or Romney?

 Chuck Ardo Who’s Better for Columbus, Obama or Romney?

(Editor’s Note from Walker Evans: We originally planned to run side-by-side editorials from leaders at both the Franklin County Democratic and Republican Party Headquarters. After weeks of emails, phone calls, reminders, and deadline extensions, the Franklin County GOP informed us that they don’t have the time or resources to write something. To be fair to […]

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Back on the Bike, Part 2: Bike Pains

 Chelsea Coleman Back on the Bike, Part 2: Bike Pains

(Note: This is the second installment in the four part “Back on the Bike” series. The full set of articles can be found HERE.) I have been sore before, but not like this. The third day was the worst, I reached for my alarm clock and it took me two tries to hit the snooze […]

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Back on the Bike, Part 1: Getting Started

 Chelsea Coleman Back on the Bike, Part 1: Getting Started

(Note: This is the first installment in the four part “Back on the Bike” series. The full set of articles can be found HERE.) It has been 16 years since the training wheels came off my Cinderella princess bike. When I was younger a bike was a method to escape and venture off into the world […]

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Buying Out Baseball

 Corey Barnes Buying Out Baseball

How much is tradition worth? How big does the check need to be before beloved sports practices gain corporate sponsors? Or is there no such figure? I read an article recently about the “inevitability” of advertising on jerseys in American sports in following the European soccer tradition. The article, which can be found here, predicts that Major League […]

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Farm Bill Affects Ohio Food Systems

 Chris Linsmayer Farm Bill Affects Ohio Food Systems

Every five years the farm bill comes through Congress for revision and reauthorization. Most people living in cities across the country don’t think twice about the farm bill. Why? Because many think, what does a piece of federal legislation concerning the farm policy of the country have to do with their lives? Well the answer […]

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Soul Searching for Accountability in Local Government

 Jonathan Beard Soul Searching for Accountability in Local Government

I have watched with dismay the erosion of integrity in Columbus City government over the past years.  Something has gone seriously wrong, and I’m reluctantly coming to the conclusion that the problem stems from single party control of all elected offices.  This is the party that I affiliate with, the Democratic Party. I have worked […]

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Barone-y is Full of Baloney on High-Speed Rail Transportation

 Bill Hutchison Barone-y is Full of Baloney on High-Speed Rail Transportation

Michael Barone and his elitist supporters are afraid of change that might upset their comfortable gravy train. (Article: “High-speed rail plan doesn’t make sense for U.S.“) Make no mistake about it: Big Oil and the billionaire Koch brothers want things just the way they are so they can continue reap huge profits from our overdependence […]

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