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Ohio

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On August 30, 2012
Probably the best thing Obama has going for him in his reelection campaign is that John Kasich so overreached in his union-busting tactics, making the people of Ohio very angry at the Republican Party. My year in rural Ohio was eye-opening, having coincided with the 2010 midterms. Ohio is a strongly pro-union, pro-economic justice as […]
A report released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources links earthquakes in the Youngstown area to fracking. Fracking supporters continue to talk of the practice as safe, but the evidence continues to build that the pumping of millions of gallons deep in the ground leads to earthquakes. Fracking needs a great deal more study […]

The Fracking Dilemma

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On March 4, 2012

Good Washington Post piece on the dilemma Ohio faces over fracking. People really want jobs. Cities like Canton, Youngstown, and Toledo are suffering. Long-term deindustrialization exacerbated by fact

Santormentum?

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In Robert Farley
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On February 16, 2012
Ouch. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to ride his polling momentum into Ohio where he leads Mitt Romney by nearly two-to-one in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Republicans in the state. The new statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Santorum picking up 42% of the vote to Romney’s 24%. Former […]

Local Roots

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On January 4, 2012

A very nice Washington Post write-up on the great Local Roots, the farmers’ co-op in Wooster, Ohio. I taught at the College of Wooster last year and so spent a good bit of money at this place. I

Oh Mittens

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On October 27, 2011
Why on earth would Mitt Romney wade into the SB-5 fight in Ohio? John Kasich’s union-busting bill is extremely unpopular and is about to go down to a crushing defeat. Given Obama’s somewhat surprising resiliency in the southern and western states he won (and also Arizona where recent polls show him doing pretty well against […]
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