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Two Moms vs. Common Core – a Mother’s Day tribute

Two Moms vs. Common Core – a Mother’s Day tribute

In follow-up to Thea Shoemake and Heidi Huber’s Ohio-wide leadership on the issue of Common Core, I thought people may appreciate a belated Mother’s Day tribute for Ohio mothers to which we owe a tremendous debt [...]

Congress to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

Congress to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare

Breaking News from Politico in DC “Lawmakers, aides may get Obamacare exemption” UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE! Boehner and Congress think Obamacare is so bad, they want out of the system – but those of us who had (in my [...]

Politics is sport – I fight for the users!

Politics is sport – I fight for the users!

Spearheading Ohio Rising’s campaign against Kasichcare-Obamacare expansion in Ohio has been a fascinating experience for any number of reasons. Why? Politics is sport. For the general public – it’s like some terrible game being played where [...]

Stealing the Future

Stealing the Future

My testimony prepared for Medicaid expansion hearings at the Ohio statehouse on behalf of Ohio Rising: For many years and in multiple states, I worked in the healthcare industry for a company that specialized in care [...]

Predictable: Fake Debate Over Debt in DC

Predictable: Fake Debate Over Debt in DC

Largely an ongoing joke, I don’t write new articles on the debt ceiling debate. I just re-post the same one I wrote 2 years ago. Since the debate remains completely fake, why would I bother to [...]

See Where Your Local Taxes Go

See Where Your Local Taxes Go

From the Ohio 2.0 newsletter I just sent: Look at your yearly tax totals and you’ll see a huge chunk of your money goes to pay for local government and schools. But on what specifically is [...]

Obama’s Secret Sauce

Obama’s Secret Sauce

The 2012 election debrief continues, but I found the breakdown from Engage Research on the Obama campaign’s use of data and technology particularly interesting. Something to look for in this breakdown: rarely do the tools the [...]

Minimum Wage to Increase in Ohio – good or bad?

Minimum Wage to Increase in Ohio – good or bad?

Per Ohio Constitutional requirement, the minimum wage will increase in 2013 by $.15 per hour to $7.85. Simple question: Is this good or bad? Watch the video below for some perspective before you answer. [...]

End Forced Union Dues in Ohio

End Forced Union Dues in Ohio

Edited from the Ohioans for Workplace Freedom website: Earlier this year, Indiana became the 23rd workplace freedom state. Now, Michigan will be embracing workplace freedom – AKA “right to work” – to become the 24th. You [...]

2012 Electoral Breakdown: What Happened in Ohio?

2012 Electoral Breakdown: What Happened in Ohio?

This is a summary of a multi-part series by Matt Mayer, with some editorial additions, on what happened in Ohio through the 2012 election cycle. How did Obama win? Why should you listen to Matt Mayer? [...]