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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…

Mike Pence’s Missed Opportunity

Sunday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the Indianapolis Colts, the Colts fans and family, and the thousands throughout their community. Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis, where he spent 13 seasons embarking on a career that would lead to notable accomplishments such as most touchdowns (539) and…

On NFL Protests and Donald Trump

Ever since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat (and then eventually took a knee) during the National Anthem last year, incendiary arguments have been waged; this is the the wrong stage; he’s applying a fundamental American right; he’s disrespecting the men and women in uniform; the arguments are…