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From Protests to Progress – Beginning to Make a Difference: A Liberty-Focused Guide

As I write this, my phone continues to go off with alerts from Columbus area governments and police about ongoing events in major cities in Ohio, as it has all day, every day, for the past several days. That’s far more days and worrisome alerts than I’d like to be getting, especially after an entire …

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Making Up is Hard to do; Making History is Even Harder

This coming Memorial Day weekend, the Libertarian Party is set up to make history with a big set of “firsts” in US politics. For the first time ever, a presidential nomination will be made by an entirely online assembly of delegates. As far as we’re aware, this will also be the first ever such online …

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GOVERNOR INSTITUTES NEW BORDER PATROL

(COLUMBUS, April 13) In furtherance of his executive order requiring liquor sellers in the six Ohio counties adjacent to Pennsylvania to require Ohio-issued IDs from all customers, Gov. Mike DeWine issued another order creating the Ohio Border Patrol. The Patrol will be charged with monitoring the state line between Ohio and Pennsylvania and arresting anyone …

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Separation of Unemployment Compensation and State

The current COVID-19 crisis, which to date has suspended more than 10 million jobs across the country, has revealed a structural weakness in the so-called social safety net. This has to do with the state-run unemployment compensation system. In Ohio, as in many states, unemployment compensation is handled by a state-run monopoly. Employers and employees …

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What We Know About the 2020 Ohio Primary Election

On March 17th, in the wee small hours of the morning before voting was to begin in the 2020 Ohio Primary Election, Gov. Mike DeWine and his state board of health postponed the election in deference to the potential threat to people gathering together due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Eight days later, on March 25, …

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