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  1. schools
    The Rutters of Athens CountyAn Appalachian school district’s daring experiment in economic integration.
  2. life after roe
    Abortion Is Now a Wedge Issue — Against RepublicansThe defeat of Ohio’s Issue 1 shows abortion rights could be the preeminent populist cause of the next decade or so.
  3. life after roe
    Ohio Blows Up the Republican Plan to Block Abortion RightsRepublicans tried to pass a special-election measure to make an abortion-rights amendment in November fail. But pro-choice voters showed up in droves.
  4. life after roe
    The Sneak Attack on Abortion Rights in Ohio Is FailingThe GOP is trying to use a low-turnout election to make it harder to pass an abortion rights measure in November. It looks like the scheme won’t work.
  5. life after roe
    Ohio’s Pro-Choice Majority Needs to Turn Out Twice This YearA November ballot initiative could restore abortion rights in the state, but only if voters first disable a GOP dead man’s switch in August.
  6. what we know
    The Big Questions About the Ohio Train DerailmentAlmost two weeks later, there is still concern and confusion about the health risks and scale of the environmental disaster.
  7. early and often
    J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan Were Surprisingly Brutal Last NightThey really don’t like each other, huh.
  8. 2022 midterms
    Trump Helped Save J.D. Vance in OhioThanks to the MAGA king and Peter Thiel’s money, the Hillbilly Elegy author and venture capitalist turned back two strong rivals.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Is Trump Headed for a Nightmare in Ohio on Tuesday?It would be ironic if a Senate primary in which so many candidates sought the MAGA brand was won by the exception.
  10. 2022 midterms
    Trump Turns Up the Rancor in the Ohio GOP Senate PrimaryThe former president reportedly told the leader of a PAC who ran ads condemning J.D. Vance to “go f- - - yourself.”
  11. early and often
    J.D. Vance Explains His Conversion to MAGATrump’s man in Ohio once called him “America’s Hitler,” but there’s an explanation.
  12. scammers
    J.D. Vance and Donald Trump Were Meant to BeTrump endorsed Vance on Friday. The two have more in common than it might have seemed.
  13. 2022 midterms
    Ohio’s MAGA Senate Candidates Put On a Show for TrumpMike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, Jane Timken, and J. D. Vance are jostling for a pivotal Donald Trump endorsement — but Trump might leave them hanging.
  14. rebrands
    The World’s Smallest Violin Is Playing for J.D. VanceThe Senate candidate’s pivot to Trump diehard isn’t going all that well.
  15. politics
    Nina Turner Learns the Hard Way That Democrats Like Joe BidenThe lefty hopeful blew a race for Congress when it turned into a referendum on her disdain for party leaders.
  16. power
    What the Congressional Black Caucus Lost When It Won PowerThe CBC’s campaign to stop Nina Turner from entering Congress reveals a lot about its priorities.
  17. the national interest
    J.D. Vance Apologizes on Fox News for Opposing TrumpIt was 2016, a different time, and people were saying all kinds of non-crazy things.
  18. politics
    J.D. Vance Is Having a Rough TimeGod appeared to strike the launch of his Senate campaign in Ohio.
  19. trump rally
    Ohio Lt. Governor Booed at Trump Rally for Promoting Trump 2020 MasksRallygoers weren’t pleased with Jon Husted, a co-chair of the Ohio Trump campaign, when he suggested they wear masks supporting Trump’s reelection.
  20. vision 2020
    Presidential Battleground States Change All the TimeOhio, Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia are recent battlegrounds that are no longer very competitive, while Florida and Wisconsin remain critical in 2020.
  21. coronavirus
    After Initial Positive Test, Ohio Gov. DeWine Says He Does Not Have COVID-19Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive before seeing Trump, though his office states that a more sensitive test determined he does not have COVID-19.
  22. vision 2020
    Kanye West Is Trying to Get on the Ballot in Wisconsin, a Crucial Swing StateHis unorthodox presidential campaign is also collecting signatures in Ohio, Arkansas, and West Virginia, but its earlier efforts face legal scrutiny.
  23. coronavirus
    After an Early Summer Lull, COVID-19 Cases Surge in the MidwestWith the South still facing significant outbreaks, the governors of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois are bracing for their own coronavirus uptick.
  24. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  25. protests
    The Police Are Still RiotingCompton, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia, all saw outbreaks of police violence against protesters on Sunday.
  26. coronavirus
    Crowds Gather Around the Country to Protest Social DistancingGroups of protesters, many of them defying state and federal recommendations, are clamoring for the end of shutdowns.
  27. vision 2020
    State That May Decide 2020 Elections Approaches Chaotic April PrimaryMoving to voting by mail without fair rules could affect the general election in crucial states like Wisconsin, as its April primary is showing.
  28. vision 2020
    What to Expect in the March 17 Presidential PrimariesJoe Biden is expected to have another winning primary day, but Ohio won’t be one of the states he carries: The governor postponed the vote until June.
  29. democratic debates
    Why Impeachment Is a Difficult Debate Topic for DemocratsDemocrats are usually eager to discuss Trump’s troubles, but as Biden’s rivals and potential Senate trial jurors, the candidates are in a tricky spot.
  30. vision 2020
    12 Candidates to Appear on Single Debate Stage in OctoberIt will be crowded, but many will cheer the single-night format.
  31. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Dayton Mass ShootingNine people were killed and 27 were injured after a gunman opened fire in a packed nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio.
  32. gerrymandering
    Federal Court Strikes Down GOP Gerrymander in OhioThe judges ruled that the maps were so severely biased in the GOP’s favor they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.
  33. vision 2020
    There’s a New Electoral Map in TownPost-midterms, Democrats are looking over the new contours of the presidential map as they figure out where to take on Trump in 2020.
  34. 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.
  35. Republicans Seem Very Worried About Tuesday’s Ohio Special ElectionTrump 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.
  36. Trump Tweets, Then Deletes, Endorsement of Wrong CandidateThe man with the “very good brain” goofed.
  37. Supreme Court Opens Door to More Red-State Voter PurgesIn a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS finds a rationale for policing voting rolls in ways that disproportionately affect minorities.
  38. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  39. Favorites Win Nearly Everywhere on First Big Primary Night of 2018With the exception of a GOP House member losing in North Carolina, upsets were few and far between in a four-state primary night.
  40. What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of PrimariesWild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
  41. In 49 States, Trump Is Even Less Popular Now Than When He Was InauguratedThe president’s doing better in the polls lately. But overall, his popularity since taking office has been in a long slide.
  42. The Eternal Recurrence of Dennis Kucinich, Candidate for OfficeYes, he’s back. In this incarnation he’s a Fox Democrat running for governor of Ohio.
  43. 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.
  44. politics
    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.
  45. A Confederate Monument Taken Down in Ohio Will Return After Public OutcryYes, Ohio was part of the Union.
  46. Ohio Sues 5 Drug Companies for Fueling the Opioid EpidemicThe firms knowingly misled doctors and patients about the risks inherent to opioid painkillers, the lawsuit alleges.
  47. Trump Getting Thumped in Post-Tape-Gate PollsTrump’s 11-year-old endorsement of sexual assault has Ohio looking blue — and Utah and Georgia turning purple.
  48. Ohio Purges Infrequent Voters From RollsOfficials in the Buckeye State have removed tens of thousands of infrequent voters from registration lists. Such voters are disproportionately poor, black, and Democratic.
  49. awful things
    Manhunt on After 8 Family Members Killed in OhioAuthorities believe at least one assailant is still at large, and surviving family members have been offered police protection.
  50. The Republican Establishment Goes to Plan C: John KasichFirst there was Jeb “Shock and Awe” Bush, and then the extremely popular Marco Rubio. Now it’s Kasich’s turn.
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