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Conservative Solutions for Campaign Finance Reform

Conservative Solutions for Campaign Finance Reform

We Can Honor the Grassroots Money and the Constitution as We Reform Campaign Finance Campaign finance reform. This phrase seems to have become synonymous with progressive policies like top-down government mandates and financial restrictions. It’s time to change that. Ahead of the 2016 election cycle, the issue of money in politics and the resulting common

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First Republican Debate: Some Who Missed the “First Cut” Are Actually a “Cut Above”

[RELATED on OCR: First Republican Debate: Second Session or “Top Ten”] Fox News moderated the first televised Republican “debate” of the 2016 Presidential campaign in two segments on August 6, 2015.   (Debate is in quotes because the number of contestants did not allow for a true debate venue, but more of a “group interview” as

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First Republican Debate: Second Session or “Top Ten”

[RELATED on OCR: First Republican Debate: Some Who Missed the “First Cut” are Actually a “Cut Above”] Fox News moderated the first Republican debate, or perhaps “group interview,” on August 6, 2015.  The session prior to this one was for those seven declared candidates who were not in the Top Ten of likely voters in

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5 Commonsense Steps Toward Ohio’s Economic Leadership

At the turn of the 20th Century, my great-great grandfather was the village blacksmith in my hometown of Cardington. He worked hard to support his family and serve our community. He, and millions like him across our state, was part of a generation of Ohioans that brought light and flight to the world, revolutionized the

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Marriage Isn’t about ‘I Do,’ It’s about ‘Says Who’

Every controversy, every disagreement and every schoolyard brouhaha comes down to one simple question: Says Who? The entire issue that has filled the headlines, sound bites and featured stories the last two weeks can be boiled down to the same two words. Though the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges was focused

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Wandering in the American Cultural Desert Like a Stranger in a Strange Land

“And she bore him a son, and Moses called him Gershom: for he said, I have become a stranger in a strange land.” Exodus 2:22 If you mention the names Thích Quang Duc and Phan Thị Kim Phuc to most people, they wouldn’t have a clue who you were talking about. However, if you showed

The Spanish Wedding, Mariano Fortuny, 1838-1874

The Real Significance of the Popular Vote in Ireland: Making Gay Marriage Legal

While headlines celebrate the significance of Ireland voting to become the first nation in the world to make gay marriage legal, the real significance of the vote may be found in the U.S. Supreme Court. In a case before the Supreme Court right now, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,

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Man v. God: A Wager for the Rights of Men

“When it comes to the source of human rights, it would be smart for agnostics to at least pretend to believe in God.” Chris Cuomo is the son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo, and brother to the current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He is also a CNN journalist, although the journalist label

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Tired of Being a Political Punching Bag? Here Is What You Can Do Today to Make a BIG Difference.

View or download a PDF of this article by clicking here. This photograph was taken in 1940 at the outset of World War II. It’s of faces in the crowd as France’s liberty falls to the Nazis. Look at the lady to the left — look at her hands. You can easily read the thought on

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Should Term Limits Be Extended for Ohio Legislators?

Should term limits be extended from eight to twelve years for Ohio legislators? That’s the question being considered by the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commision, and if some career politicians and Columbus insiders get their way, Ohioans will see the issue on the ballot in 2015 or 2016. Ohio first enacted term limits in 1992, when

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