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Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick

Trump continues his attack on the UAW during his Ohio visit

Opinion: President Donald Trump again criticized the United Auto Workers union regarding the idling of the

Governor taking a wait-and-see stance on the ‘Youngstown Plan’

Opinion: With several school districts facing a possible state takeover in the next two years, House Bill 70,

DeWine criticized for ignoring GM Lordstown in key address

Opinion: Gov. Mike DeWine took somewhat of a beating from the Mahoning Valley delegation to the General

Ex-Trump insiders handicap the presidential sweepstakes in 2020

Opinion: It only lasted about 10 minutes, but the interview I conducted earlier this week with Corey

Valley Rep. Ryan faces long odds if he decides to run for president

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is attracting national media attention for his potential run for president in

Mahoning County commissioners seeking sales tax renewal in May

Opinion: It’s likely that many Mahoning County voters don’t know there’s a reason for them to go to the polls

Does Mayor Stocker of Struthers have another trick up his sleeve?

Opinion: Four years ago, Terry Stocker was preparing to finish out his second term as Struthers mayor. But

Three ‘well qualified’ lawyers eyeing county court judgeship

Opinion: After interviewing eight candidates who applied to be a Mahoning County Court judge, the county

Munroe leaving chairmanship of Mahoning Cty. GOP on high note

Opinion: For many years being the Mahoning County Republican County chairman was a thankless job. The

Election losses continue to haunt Democratic Party leader Betras

Opinion: Defeat smacked Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras in the face pretty hard in

Republican Householder owes his Ohio House speakership to Dems

Opinion: Though there are only 38 Democrats in the 99-member Ohio House, they were the crucial votes needed

Youngstown government facing major fiscal challenges in 2019

Opinion: Youngstown’s finances were on shaky ground before the state auditor’s office told the city that it

Rep. Ryan flip-flops, backs Pelosi after deal struck on term limits

Opinion: It was just last week that U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan told me regarding Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the H

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan isn’t giving up his fight to keep Nancy Pelosi from taking over as speaker

Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan isn’t giving up his fight to keep Nancy Pelosi from taking over as speaker of

Don’t bet on Sen. Sherrod Brown making a bid for president in ’20

Opinion: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says being president is “not something I’ve dreamed about,” but he’s giving