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ObamaCare Deals a Brutal Blow to Ohio’s Youth

ObamaCare Deals a Brutal Blow to Ohio’s Youth

For too many of Ohio’s college students, their first taste of “the real world” is coming courtesy of the negative impacts caused by ObamaCare.  Unfortunately for these young people, the taste will be bitter as they come face-to-face with the reality that ObamaCare is becoming the cause rather than the cure for many of their

Ohio Right To Life Endorsements Shake Up Republican Primary

In case you missed it, Ohio Right to Life (ORTL) threw a wrench into what was a rather predictable primary election by making some surprising endorsements through the group’s Ohio Right to Life PAC. Not only did ORTL endorse several Democrats and several members of the Ohio House who were not endorsed by the Ohio

Nightmare on Main Street: ‘All Politics Is Local’

Many of us rant about what goes on in the halls of Congress but know very little about what goes on in our town halls. This is ironic considering we have a greater chance of influencing a local issue than some grand scheme being concocted in Washington DC. More importantly, local politics is too often

All Is Not Quiet on the Women’s Front

All Lies Lead to the Truth —”Redux,” The X-Files [1] It doesn’t take much to court the selfish side of any person, we fallen creatures love ourselves so. But beginning with the feminist movement, the foundation was laid in our country to propose a so-called War on Women, and subject women in the process without many

Bitter Irony: SSM Lobby Steamrolls Ohio Civil Liberties Bill

[Editors Note: The following was first published as “CCV Action Responds to Withdrawal of Ohio Religious Freedom Bill” on http://www.ccvaction.org/withdrawal-of-rf-bill/ and was re-published with expressed permission of the author.] Yesterday, Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Butler Co) and Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) withdrew Ohio HB 376, the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). This was on the heels

The State of Ohio’s Economic Problems, Pt. 2

[Editor’s note: Read Part 1 here.] Ohio’s recent financial problems have been a consequence of our leaders blindly reacting to the booms and busts of the past several decades without an understanding of business cycles. In the chart below, Ohio is shown to have experienced the same pattern in the rise and fall of tax

The State of Ohio’s Economic Problems, Pt. 1

There has been much talk recently of an economic comeback in Ohio since the 2008 financial crisis. Ohio was notably hit hard by the economic downturn. Now we constantly hear about Ohio’s rising tax revenues, a Budget Stabilization Fund balance of over $1 billion, and a slowly falling unemployment rate. In fact, a recent study

OCR Joins New ‘Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams’ in Cleveland & Columbus

OCR congratulates former state representative Bryan Williams on the first simulcast of Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams in Columbus. The show, formerly The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, had been broadcast exclusively in Cleveland and on www.whkradio.com.  Listeners should tune in, call in, and spread the word about Ohio’s only statewide political news show, airing at 3 p.m.

5 Resources for Ohio RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act)

Here are 5 resources from OCR regarding an Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): 1. AUDIO, 2/9/14: OCR Featured Contributor Charles Tassell joined Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams to inform you of the latest activity surrounding an Ohio RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act), currently in committee in the state legislature.   2. AUDIO, 12/29/13: OCR Featured Contributor Charles

The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, 2-2-14

  Featured Contributor Paula Westwood, Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, joins Representative Matt Lynch on The Bryan Williams Radio Hour to discuss her recent statement for OCR regarding a Hamilton County court’s decision to halt the closing of a partial-birth abortion center in Sharonville, Ohio. Read her statement and case-related documents, listen, and tell

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