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Opinion: Beyond the Protests

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami Opinion: Beyond the Protests

There are two competing ways of understanding the “Black Lives Matter” movement: The narrative from the left tells the story of ordinary people, driven by conscience, coming together, across racial lines, at great personal risk, to put an end to a brutal and hypocritical institution, one with a sustained and documented history of targeting black […]

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Editorial: Ohioans Receive Mixed Messages About Re-Opening

Columbus Underground Editorial Columbus Underground Editorial Editorial: Ohioans Receive Mixed Messages About Re-Opening

TL;DR version: Parents should go back to work but no one can watch your kids, and stores can reopen but customers should stay home.

Many Americans have grown anxious about “getting back to normal” despite warnings that the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus could accelerate once again if social distancing and other guidelines are relaxed too quickly. Ohio was one of the states to lead the call for drastic safety precautions much earlier than many others across the nation. […]

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Opinion: Columbus Deserves Nice Things

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Columbus Deserves Nice Things

Well. Didn’t see that one coming.   The Columbus Crew is officially staying in Columbus in a deal that transfers team ownership to “Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, along with a local ownership group involving the Columbus Partnership and Pete Edwards Jr.” It’s a solution to a year-and-a-half long ordeal for Columbus soccer fans that […]

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Opinion: How LeBron’s Public School Can Be a Model for Community Involvement

Mike Alcock Mike Alcock Opinion: How LeBron’s Public School Can Be a Model for Community Involvement

On Monday, July 30, 2018, LeBron James and his Family Foundation opened The I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. It is a public school, part of the Akron Public School District, and will serve low-income and at-risk students in the NBA superstar’s hometown. This pointed mission and James’ demonstration of support in public education is […]

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Opinion: CoverMyMeds Should Cover Their Taxes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Opinion: CoverMyMeds Should Cover Their Taxes

At the Columbus City Schools Board of Education meeting last night, board members were presented with yet another tax abatement request. This one involves a $100M corporate campus environment for one of Columbus’ top startup success stories, CoverMyMeds. Currently, CoverMyMeds resides in 132,000 square feet of the Miranova building in Downtown Columbus. The company was acquired […]

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Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

Chris Sunami Chris Sunami Opinion: Unscrupulous Charters Continue to Rob Children of Columbus City Schools

In 2002, I spearheaded a group that applied to open a charter school under the then new Ohio charter school legislation. Our application was denied. That same year, more than ten schools were approved for the same, for-profit company, White Hat Management. The owner was a major Republican donor, David Brennen, and his company has […]

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Opinion: Columbus Taxpayers Should Not Fund a New Soccer Stadium

Atticus Hannel Coulter Garden Atticus Hannel Coulter Garden Opinion: Columbus Taxpayers Should Not Fund  a New Soccer Stadium

I’ll cut straight to the point: We don’t need to have a conversation on whether Columbus should spend a dime of taxpayer dollars on a new soccer stadium for the Columbus Crew SC, and our elected officials would do wisely to swiftly end the chance of any conversation pertaining to that. It is an election […]

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