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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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Ohio Needs A Recall Law

TUESDAY, MARCH 17:  Remember back in 2003 when California recalled its governor, Gray Davis, and replaced him with The Governator?  California is one of 19 states that allows for such a recall. Ohio is not. That needs to change.  Now! Yesterday’s three-ring circus concerning whether the primary election would or would not be held, and …

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Rahm Emanuel’s Virus

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”– Rahm Emanuel There are few calamities in this world that the advocates of bigger, more active, and more intrusive government can’t turn to their own advantage. The outbreak …

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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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