Category: Commentary

Stupid Free Zones

Once again the country is reeling from the horror of yet another school shooting. This time on a university in Oregon where ten were killed and seven more wounded in a killing spree by Chris Harper-Mercer at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. This despicable and cowardly act took place in a class room at …

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The Next Police Chief

Several weeks have now passed since the firing of Jeffrey Blackwell from his position of Police Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department. The dust seems to have settled and those who were vocal over the validity of the firing have calmed their rhetoric. Certain Council members have accepted the fact that they were not included …

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Black Lives Matter?

As I am sure everyone knows, there is a movement in the United States known as “Black Lives Matter”. This movement came to life after the death of Travon Martin, who was a 17-year-old African-American who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman was lawfully acquitted in court by a jury …

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It’s Over

Almost exactly two years after he was hired as the City of Cincinnati Police Chief, Jeffrey Blackwell has been fired from that position. Not only was he fired, but he was fired abruptly. He came to work on the morning of September 9th, 2015 and by noon of that day he had joined the ranks …

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Heroes Don’t Hide

I probably should know better than to write this article. I should know better because I am angry and tend to not choose the best words to describe my feelings under such circumstances. But I am angry and I am sad. I need to do this because this is how I vent. If you are …

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On Marijuana Reform – The “Experts” speak

The debate rages here in Ohio as the November election date draws near. Do we or do we not want to Legalize Marijuana in the great State of Ohio. I, like many, am still reading and researching, trying to make the best informed decision that I can. To that end I have watched with interest …

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The summer Safety Plan Revisited

As summer winds down, school has restarted, and the overall concept of the summer season comes to an end, I can’t help but wonder about the Summer Safety Plan, and how that worked out for the city. As you may recall, in early June there was much said by politicians and public officials about the …

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Rewriting History

I am confused. I am not sure what is being accomplished by these recent attempts to rewrite history. I guess the most recent and most publicized is the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the grounds of the State House in North Carolina. In case you weren’t paying attention, the flag was flown as …

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The Coffee Hole

As I sit here week after week and present my point of view, I most often feel as if I am standing alone. I am not sure why because the point of views that I hold are not so radical and not so extreme that no others would share them with me. Yet when I …

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The Most Qualified Candidate Is . . .. The Sequel

I have thought long and hard as to whether I really want to publish this blog article. I know before reading the first paragraph that there will be those who take it the wrong way and those who will accuse me of bias, regardless of what my intent may be. So I will state right …

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