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Editorial: Columbus Underground Celebrates 15 Years

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: Columbus Underground Celebrates 15 Years

Sometime in between November 2001 and March 2002, Columbus Underground was launched. The details are a bit hazy, partly because it was so long ago, and partly because we weren’t really keeping close track of what was going on during those early days and weeks. Columbus Underground originally launched as little more than a fun […]

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Opinion: Trump Needs to Let Journalists do Their Jobs

Reggie Anglen Reggie Anglen Opinion: Trump Needs to Let Journalists do Their Jobs

As journalists, we are concerned about the issues that face our nation. As journalists, it is our duty to report on issues in a manner that is fair, balanced and impartial. Mr. President, it is inconsistent with the principles of journalism organizations to act as activists for or against matters of a political nature. I […]

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Opinion: What Comes After Protests?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: What Comes After Protests?

Like many who attended the Women’s March on Washington, during the four-hour standing around period, I experienced a stream of sobering thoughts and ideas about what plans President Donald Trump has for me and my fellow Americans. What good could possibly come out of having someone leading my country who’s bragged about sexual assault, denied […]

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Opinion: Women’s March on Washington Continues Movement for Equality

Natalee Brown Natalee Brown Opinion: Women’s March on Washington Continues Movement for Equality

Like many other “nasty women” out there, I’ve been listening to people call me bossy since around age four. In the ‘80s, little girls were encouraged to play with Cabbage Patch dolls and watch Disney movies. We were expected to be sweet and agreeable, not to boss around the rest of the kids in the […]

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Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

"It would be insincere to say that I’m optimistic about the next four years. I most certainly am not. But nor am I fatalistic."

With only hours until the inauguration, I remain shocked and disoriented by what happened on November 8th. A candidate who broke all the rules of politics — and most of the rules of decency — was elected, attracting more than 46 percent of the national vote. As a Democrat living in a very blue city […]

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Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

Will Petrik Will Petrik Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

I am an elected member of the Franklin County Democratic Party (FCDP) Central Committee. On Wednesday evening, I got an email on FCDP letterhead with an announcement from Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer. His message to the Democratic Party Executive Committee was that he will not be seeking re-election for City Attorney. He closed with […]

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Opinion: Protect Ohio Families, Sign NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s Petition

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Protect Ohio Families, Sign NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s Petition

Nobody likes abortions. Nobody wants an abortion. Pro-choice people don’t wake up every morning craving the blood of the innocent. It’s a sad fact that safe and legal abortions have always been and will continue to be necessary. But that’s what you get when impoverished and working class women (the majority of abortion-seekers) have little […]

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