Posted on 06/17/21 by Daniel Ortiz in Democracy & Government
Father’s Day will be different this year. The worries we all experienced during the pandemic made clear that nothing will be the same, that tomorrow is not promised and what we do with our time is precious. This year both of my parents, multiple family members and several friends suffered from COVID. My parents and many others recovered but too many did not. We are still grappling with loss. The impact of this pandemic will linger, and policymakers are making decisions about how we recover and move forward right now. Will we take steps toward progress or slide backward?
During the... read more
Posted on 11/24/20 by Cynthia Connolly in Democracy & Government
Native Americans deserve better in data collection and reporting
If you weren’t following Native Twitter or Facebook on election night, this screengrab of a CNN exit poll might have slipped past your newsfeed. Native Americans noticed,... read more
Posted on 09/10/20 by Daniel Ortiz in Democracy & Government
For all the clever quips people made at the start of the year about 20/20 vision, no one saw this coming. No one could imagine a global pandemic, a societal reckoning with white supremacy, an... read more
Posted on 08/03/20 by Guest Writer in Democracy & Government
Ellis Jacobs | Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
When people in Dayton heard that a hedge fund, Apollo, was going to buy most of the Cox media properties including the Dayton Daily News and the... read more
Posted on 04/06/20 by Caitlin Johnson in Democracy & Government
Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded -- from instructions for making face masks to how the pandemic is affecting Clevelanders experiencing homelessness.
They are producing excellent... read more
Posted on 10/31/19 by Caitlin Johnson in Democracy & Government
It’s Halloween, the spookiest day of the year. At Policy Matters, we’re less afraid of things that go bump in the night than we are about some of the policies our state lawmakers want to... read more
Posted on 10/15/19 by Amy Hanauer in Democracy & Government
Tonight’s debate outside Columbus gives the candidates a chance to focus on the challenges and assets of this state. This will provide insights that could improve lives everywhere.
It’s tough for strapped moderators to choose among... read more
Posted on 11/23/18 by Hannah Halbert in Democracy & Government
There are just a few weeks left in the current state legislative session before a new General Assembly is sworn in and all pending legislation goes back to square one. Insiders call this a lame... read more