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Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick

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


Tuesday’s election shows Ohio is ‘red’ in statewide elections

Opinion: Some Democrats in Ohio are trying to spin Tuesday’s election in a positive way. Yes, U.S. Sen.


Democrats in Ohio going into Tuesday’s election with fervor

Opinion: Will a blue wave hit Ohio on Tuesday? It’s hard to say, but one thing is true: Democrats will have


Former Veep Biden returning to Valley to campaign for Cordray

Opinion: Next week is the final full week before the Nov. 6 general election – and it will be a busy one.


Boccieri, Rulli locked in intense battle for 33rd Ohio Senate seat

Opinion: Democrat John Boccieri and Republican Michael Rulli are likely in the most hotly contested local


Cordray, DeWine play nice during second debate; one more Monday

Opinion: In last week’s column I wrote: “You wouldn’t think a debate between Democrat Richard Cordray and


Race for Ohio governor turning out to be a bare knuckles battle

Opinion: You wouldn’t think a debate between Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine would be


Turning spotlight on state Issue 1

Opinion: The recent debate on Vindy.com over the merits of state Issue 1 is important viewing as the


New corruption indictments roil Youngstown

Opinion: New corruption indictments roil Youngstown


Newest indictments roil Y’town

Opinion: “Every time we take a step forward, we take two steps back. It takes us 30 seconds to take those


John McCain fondly remembered for his professionalism, integrity

Opinion: The recent death of U.S. Sen. John McCain had me reflect on my experiences with him – and they were


Youngstown voters will decide if council term limits are fair

Opinion: Youngstown voters will see three charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. One of them is quite


Betras game plan for Dem hopeful for Mahoning auditor falls apart

Opinion: Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras has had his sights sets on Auditor Ralph T.


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