Category Archives: National Politics

‘Won’t Back Down’ – Why Support For This Education Movie Matters (Trailer)

Last Friday’s newly released movie Won’t Back Down is another narrative about public education some don’t want us to see – those who don’t want to have the conversation about public education reform, and those who protect the status quo.  The teachers’ unions.

Unfortunately, many won’t see this movie, perhaps buying into the criticism and hype about teacher’s union bashing, the attempts to discredit, and protests by teachers unions (Click).    Opening weekend tabulations, which set a new record low, reflect that likely scenario. There is no shortage of controversy or critical reviews.  Why does support for this education movie matter? Continue reading

Romney Loves Big Bird

Pictures from Paul Ryan’s 9/25 Victory Town Hall at Byer Steel

“Government didn’t build this, Byer Steel built this”…so went the ongoing parody of President Obama’s oft-repeated comment, ” If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that”.  Byer Steel, a fourth generation local family  business in Cincinnati threw open its doors Tuesday to welcome  Vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan,  Senator Rand Paul, supporters, and the community. Continue reading

Pictures of 9/15 FreedomWorks FreePAC Event in Cincinnati

FreedomWorks hosted FreePAC Bootcamp, an activist training and rally, on Saturday, September 15 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. (Click on any photo to enlarge.)


Line to get in two hours before event starting time.

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Paul Ryan Rallies Clermont County

Republican Vice-presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, is back to the tri-state again for another visit to rally the party faithful.  Set amid the rural backdrop of the Clermont County fairgrounds in Owensboro, Ohio, Paul Ryan energized the crowd of conservative and Republican voters who can potentially turn out the all-important southwest Ohio vote.  Ryan’s recent visits, along with those of Romney, Obama, and Biden, underscore the necessity of winning Ohio’s electoral votes, and are the key to winning the White House in November. Continue reading

Reflections of September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001…Today is a day eerily reminiscent of that day eleven years ago.  A Tuesday.  A bright, crisp fall morning with a cerulean sky. A day that was significant because of its insignificance.  An ordinary day, if there is such a thing.  Each of us has a memory of that day. We know where we were when we heard the news.  Though it’s been said so many times before, it is a day America will never forget.  And for a brief time, we were unified as Americans, and as a nation, waving flags, linking arms, and supporting one another. Continue reading

RNC and DNC Speak Volumes to Grassroots

With the wrap-up of the DNC convention yesterday, perhaps we can breathe a short-lived and “collective” sigh of relief.   Even more glaring than the differences in party platforms is the similarities in party power structure.  In a paradoxical twist, the DNC meted out similar treatment to its members as the RNC dealt its delegates last week. Continue reading