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Guest columnists

Going our own way? Hold off for a minute

Recently it has been announced that four counties that comprise the Lake-to-River corridor in northeast Ohio want to break off from the region administered by Team NEO and create its own economic development region. Trust me, I understand why they want to, but I wonder if it is the right ...

Cleveland to take on Columbus

The Democrats have been the minority party at the Supreme Court of Ohio for the better part of two decades. Now the Democratic leadership in Columbus wants to extend that dry spell by engineering an unnecessary primary. They have orchestrated a divisive primary between Columbus and Cleveland ...

Check Medicaid, health care coverage

Access to health care — doctors, health screenings, prescription drugs and hospitals — is critically important for all Ohioans. Health insurance through employers, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid helps make sure people of all ages and in every corner of the state can get ...

Misguided energy policy could sink renaissance of manufacturing

An extraordinary but little-noticed economic phenomenon is occurring across the United States today. Electricity demand — which has been relatively stable for more than a decade — suddenly is surging. The U.S. economy is embarking on a literal power trip, and the pace is likely to increase. ...

Why fair maps are essential for our democracy

Three strikes and you’re out? The politicians in Ohio have struck out three times, and we, the citizens of Ohio, are crying foul. Strike 1: Ignoring the will of the voters and the Ohio Supreme Court by repeatedly imposing unconstitutional maps on us. Strike 2: Charging us $20 million for a ...

Shift continues for cultural climate

As we approach what would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade, a landmark decision that secured the right to safe and legal abortions, the echoes of its impact resonate in the ongoing struggle for reproductive justice. This year, the commemoration takes on added significance, ...