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Question regarding asylum and immigration

Misinformation has been part of our lexicon since the beginning. Lying. All politicians do it; habitually so for our president. Coaches and sport executives lie to the media. Most of the country lies (to their bosses and themselves) during March Madness. Parents lie to their kids (Santa is real, folks),…

Attention on Sinclair is a good thing

This was my first exposure to the Sinclair Broadcast group: Sinclair Broadcast Group is a right-leaning media company that owns nearly 200 local television stations (including WKRC in Cincinnati). They are in the process of expanding after an agreement was reached last year to purchase the Tribune Media Co. for $3.9…

Donald Trump’s Ignorance on DACA

I’m not sure why I do it. I just do. It’s not healthy. Yet, President Donald Trump’s twitter feed is a train wreck; the uncollected and unfiltered thoughts of a 71-year old man-child can be unsettling. His twitter tantrums typically rail against own staff (see Attorney General Jeff Sessions and…

Busted by PDF conversion

This is astonishing. Manafort attempted to edit a PDF document to inflate his income to qualify for a loan, but couldn’t figure out how to convert it into Word (which would allow you to make changes). Yet, in defense of Manafort, not many people do. So… f*** you Adobe! Manafort…

Understanding the Developments in Saudi Arabia

There are interesting developments brewing in Saudi Arabia over the summer. + Saudi Arabia, joined by other Gulf countries (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt), called the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), severed diplomatic ties with Qatar for embracing “various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at {destabilizing} the region.” The GCC demanded that Qatar…

Cincinnati: Issue Between City Manager and FOP

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley celebrated his comeback victory on Tuesday; a reelection effort was under significant threat this summer. Enter City Council member Yvette Simpson, who not only ran for mayor, but also defeated Cranley during the primary. It should be noted that Cincinnati mayoral elections are nonpartisan, only allowing…

Trying to understand Ohio’s Issue 2

Issue 2 is one of the more confusing, and arguably deceptive, initiatives on Ohio’s ballot this November. Various titles have called it the “Drug Price Standards Initiative”, as well as the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.” Cute words. Impactful as well. What exactly is it? Politifact offers a simplistic version…