Election pep talk

Back in September, I got a request to speak to elementary and middle school students at a local Jewish day school as part of a day of election events held on election day itself. I’d asked in advance for an idea of what they’d like me to address and I thought publishing those remarks here…

Losing Sucks

So in my next act of honest blogging, let me say in writing how much it sucks to lose an election. I can only speak for myself of course but I ran in a primary against an incumbent for the Ohio House of Representatives because I believed that a change was needed. That need hasn’t…

You Are Voting In The Next Seven Days

I saw this quote on State Rep. Bob Hagan’s Facebook wall this morning: One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. Plato Maybe you’ve been asked by a spouse or a daughter or a friend, Who are you voting for? Maybe you’ve even…

Ohio Former Governor Ted Strickland, Donna Brazile to Lead New 527, Democrats for Public Education

On Friday, Politico reported the news: Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Donna Brazile have … agreed to act as co-chairs … We intend to begin a national campaign aimed at united Democrats and showing broad support for the core principles outlined in the statement. At the AFT convention [today] in Los Angeles, president Randi Weingarten…