Political Media Literacy 101: ONN w/GOP U.S. Senate Candidate & New OH Treasurer Josh Mandel

I haven’t watched it yet so no opinion (it’s being broadcast on Ohio News Network or ONN).  What do I have in mind? Consider the questions asked – content and form.  Consider the answers provided – non-responsive or satisfying. And every time you see, watch or hear a candidate for political office this year, via…

UPDATE: Ohio Alliance for Charter Schools Chief: “There’s no accountability”

UPDATE: Via Plunderbund, here’s an excellent Ohio.com editorial from today that chastises the Ohio House Republicans’ latest shenanigans with charters and demands that someone in elected office step up and stop it. Original post: And he’s not saying this in a good way, at all. And he is not fringe and he is not alone.…

Transparency.Ohio.Gov Graded “0” For Failure to Show Tax Expenditures Online

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (or USPIRG – I love PIRGs) came out yesterday with its report, Following The Money 2011: How The 50 States Rate In Providing Online Access To Government Spending Data. Ohio barely escaped settling in with the majority of states and received a “B-” or just 82 points.  And this…

Ohio Treasurer-elect Josh Mandel Names COO, General Counsel/Director of Legal and Financial Affairs

You can read about it here. Reads like a press release, has one name already identified by the press and two others who are: Jennifer Day as Chief Operating Officer J. Seth Metcalf as General Counsel and Director of Legal and Financial Affairs (Cornell University, J.D., 2004; The Ohio State University, B.A., cum laude, 2001…

From Behind Paywall, Ohio Treasurer-elect Mandel Gives Press Interview

I think public servants should, well, be…public and not behind paywalls.  But here it is, “Mandel plans to use ‘bully pulpit’ of treasurer’s office to help state.” That would be from the most current issue of Columbus Business First. What’s even more bothersome to me is that we don’t have some equivalent offering of information…