Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick
Opinion: Youngstown has forced a showdown with the state over its refusal to repay about $3.1 million over 15
Opinion: I’ve been a newspaper reporter for 31 years and yet I still get surprised. I want to thank the
Opinion: If this is the last time we see U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan on the Democratic presidential debate stage – and
Opinion: As Youngstown spends wastewater money at a rapid rate to pay for federally mandated improvement
Opinion: The future of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign looks rather bleak. His final hope to
Opinion: Will Ohio – and in particular, the Mahoning Valley – play a major role in the presidential election?
Opinion: While Youngstown City Council can sometimes take too long to deliberate controversial issues, its
Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan did an excellent impersonation of the Invisible Man during the first 90 minutes
Opinion: The Mahoning County Democratic Party elected Joyce Kale-Pesta as its chairwoman to be more of a
Opinion: Independent candidates seeking Youngstown City Council seats have done poorly in general elections
Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan had an hour-long national forum – minus commercial breaks – to plead his case to
Opinion: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan gets a huge moment for his presidential campaign Sunday with a town hall on CNN.
Opinion: Youngstown voters will have an interesting choice to make in November regarding the municipal court
Opinion: Don’t be fooled by the concerns expressed by Mahoning County officials before last week’s election
Opinion: Love him or hate him – and there are plenty of people on both sides – Mahoning County Democratic