Gun Control Poll: Which arms would you ban?

Backed by a national wave of revulsion from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, President Obama asked Congress to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines, such as was used in the massacre. While some have marched in favor of…

Two Types of Romnesia

Romnesia is a memory malady typified by the 2012 United States presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. There are at least two types of this malady. The first type is the habitual politician’s flip-flop, but, upon taking the “flop” position, blacking-out on…

How to Vote in Ohio 2012

(Voter info below.) Before 2004, there was one way to vote in Ohio. You signed in on voting day, punched your ballot, saw it dropped into the ballot box, and walked away knowing you’d done your duty. Since then, a…

Ohio Fights Grotesque Gerrymanders

Ohio Gerrymander #4 “This plan is the most grotesque partisan gerrymander that I, as a political scientist, have ever seen,” said Professor Richard Gunther of Ohio State University. Gunther was speaking of Ohio’s new congressional district map, created by Republican…