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War, Drugs, and Other Extremes in the Post-Post-9/11 Novel Two recent novels, Ohio and Waiting for Eden, try to keep pace with our state of permanent crisis.
Republican in Ohio Special Election Closes Race by Insulting One-Third of Voters “We don’t want someone from Franklin County representing us” said Troy Balderson, who is running to represent portions of Franklin County.
Republicans Seem Very Worried About Tuesday’s Ohio Special Election Trump was dispatched to the formerly solid-red district, where the two candidates are now neck and neck — but he might have done more harm than good.
Stormy Daniels’s Strip-Club Arrest Was Planned in Advance, Emails Indicate “The emails definitely show that the police lied about it being a prostitution and human trafficking mission.”
Supreme Court Opens Door to More Red-State Voter Purges In a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS finds a rationale for policing voting rolls in ways that disproportionately affect minorities.
3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black People Funny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
Favorites Win Nearly Everywhere on First Big Primary Night of 2018 With the exception of a GOP House member losing in North Carolina, upsets were few and far between in a four-state primary night.
What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of Primaries Wild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
In 49 States, Trump Is Even Less Popular Now Than When He Was Inaugurated The president’s doing better in the polls lately. But overall, his popularity since taking office has been in a long slide.
This GOP Campaign Ad Is So Offensive, Even Republicans Want It Taken Down The chair of the Illinois Republican Party is calling for Illinois State representative Jeanne Ives to take down her anti-trans, anti-woman video.
The Eternal Recurrence of Dennis Kucinich, Candidate for Office Yes, he’s back. In this incarnation he’s a Fox Democrat running for governor of Ohio.
Are Republicans Violating Your Right Not to Vote? Maintaining the right to vote may depend on keeping people who don’t always vote on the rolls, as a Ohio case before the Supreme Court shows.
These Crazy-High Tips Greatly Improved Christmas Eve for Restaurant Workers An NFL player tipped an entire Applebee’s, and five Waffle House workers walked away with $700 each.
Ohio Governor John Kasich Just Banned Abortions for Down Syndrome Diagnoses “They’re very much pro-birth bills; they have nothing to do with actual life.”
John Kasich’s Campaign Against Trump Never Stopped. And It Won’t Till 2020. One year after his failed run at president, the Ohio governor is plotting his path to another.
Ohio Sues 5 Drug Companies for Fueling the Opioid Epidemic The firms knowingly misled doctors and patients about the risks inherent to opioid painkillers, the lawsuit alleges.
Boy Steals Dad’s Van and Drives Himself to McDonald’s After Dinner The 8-year-old told police that he “just really wanted a cheeseburger.”
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Man Behind Ohio’s Strictest Anti-Abortion Bill Once Accused of Domestic Violence Senator Kris Jordan’s wife called 911 and told officers he had become violent toward her “numerous times.”
Trump Getting Thumped in Post-Tape-Gate Polls Trump’s 11-year-old endorsement of sexual assault has Ohio looking blue — and Utah and Georgia turning purple.
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Ohio Purges Infrequent Voters From Rolls Officials in the Buckeye State have removed tens of thousands of infrequent voters from registration lists. Such voters are disproportionately poor, black, and Democratic.
Manhunt on After 8 Family Members Killed in Ohio Authorities believe at least one assailant is still at large, and surviving family members have been offered police protection.
The Republican Establishment Goes to Plan C: John Kasich First there was Jeb “Shock and Awe” Bush, and then the extremely popular Marco Rubio. Now it’s Kasich’s turn.
Moderate Republican John Kasich Defunds Planned Parenthood Every liberal’s favorite Republican candidate isn’t so moderate on issues of women’s health care.
Kasich’s Very Iffy Path to the GOP Nomination If John Kasich had some ham, he’d make a ham sandwich, if he had some bread.
And John Kasich Is the Angry One? In this year’s GOP primary, centrism is the unhinged position.
4 Ohio Men Charged With Giving Thousands of Dollars to Al Qaeda The men are accused of traveling to Yemen to meet with associates of Anwar al-Awlaki.
Watch This Pastor Awkwardly Tip a Domino’s Driver $1,000 During His Sermon “I hope that this can help you. I don’t know what’s going on in your life.”
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The Congressman on a Quest to Make America More Zen Democratic Representative Tim Ryan’s legislative agenda is all about promoting mindfulness. Will it work in Washington?