Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Center for Progressive Leadership Is Interested in Helping Dayton Develop Progressive Leaders

I had a chance, along with Mike Robinette, to meet with Gavin Leonard yesterday. Gavin was recently named the Ohio State Director for the Center for Progressive Leadership (CPL). He wants to network in Dayton with progressive groups and wants … Continue reading

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To Defeat Turner, Mitakides Must Communicate A Compelling Reason For Change

Note to Jane Mitakides, Democratic candidate for 3rd District U.S. House seat: Jane, as the challenger in this race, your central task in this campaign, it seems to me, is to make the case for change. Mike Turner has been … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: “Ugly Financial Crisis Will Soon Create Ugly Politics”

Paul Krugman in a column in the New York Times says, “The Fed’s attempt to avert a recession has almost certainly failed, ” and that a failing economy will be a bigger problem for the next president to deal with … Continue reading

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Did Sheriff Vore Delay His Retirement Announcement To Help Montgomery County Republican Party Insiders?

Just read this morning’s Dayton Daily News that Dave Vore (pictured) has announced his retirement as Montgomery County Sheriff. According to the DDN , “Vore said that he and his wife, Teresa, have been talking for two months about his … Continue reading

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Public Schools Need Radical Reform, Educational Leaders Must Answer the Question: BY WHAT METHOD?

Dr. Wood, Thanks for your continuing efforts to improve American education. I am responding to your invitation to readers of February’s issue of the Forum For Education and Democracy newsletter to analyze a first draft of an article written by … Continue reading

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How Gerrymandering Defeated An Outstanding Candidate And Sent a Weak Candidate To Columbus

Vic Harris lost to Roland Winburn for the 40th OHD Democratic nomination yesterday by 44% to 56%. I noticed that some voters walking through the parking lot in the rain to the polling place were clutching their Democratic Party Endorsed … Continue reading

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