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An Opinion on Taxes Part One – What is the Most Evil of All Taxes?

*Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Nixon sent the National Guard into Kent State when it was, in fact, Governor Jim Rhodes.  Additionally, it should be noted that while the protests being held at Kent State were not entirely non-violent, the two protesters who were killed were not convicted of committing any …

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The Case for Constitutional Carry

In April of last year, two Ohio representatives (Ron Hood and Tom Brinkman) introduced legislation (H.B. 178) to reform Ohio’s laws surrounding carrying a firearm in a concealed fashion.  The legislation would acknowledge the 2nd amendment’s language that; “. . . the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” …

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When is an impeachment not an impeachment?

Well, we’ve all been fascinated and enthralled by the controversy surrounding the impeachment of one Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America. Impeaching a President isn’t quite a once-in-a-lifetime show, at least not for me. I was already long since a voting adult when the Republicans politicized a common sex act (or …

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The Fight Over Funding Provided to Children for Education

An article titled “AACS opposes sale to charter school” in a recent edition of the Ashtabula Star Beacon was more of an advertorial for a public institution than a news story.  That result should be no surprise considering the author’s interviews included only school board members and administrators within the district.  These public employees are …

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Hidden Agenda Figures

Conspiracy theories are like influenza – it’s always around, but sometimes, it’s worse than others. And as we approach the quadrennial contest for First Citizen, we can be equally sure of hearing more conspiracy theories. Not all conspiracy theories are created equal. Some are less ridiculous than others.The 9-11 and Moon landing conspiracy theories I …

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