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Homelessness in the Neighborhood

Signs of change in the economy come at me as I walk down the street here in Columbus, Ohio. I haven’t seen a Hummer for months, for one thing. The “for lease” signs in the store fronts are ubiquitous. We’ve had a few homeless people who come through the neighborhood for some time now, but [...]

In City and Country, the Hip Bring Community into Focus

You won’t find the community of West Rose, New York listed on any maps, and I’m not sure it is really there any more. But when I was younger, growing up in rural Central New York, the hills west of Rose had a fading reputation for oddity and hipness. In prior decades, a variety of [...]

The Appropriate Intersection Marijuana March in Columbus, Ohio

On Saturday, May 2 of this year, Cures, Not Wars announces there will be a rally at 4:20 pm followed by a 4:45 pm march down to the Gallery Hop in Columbus, a demonstration to support the legalization of hemp and marijuana.

It all begins at the intersection of 17th Avenue and ____ Street. Any [...]

If March 6 Tea Party Vs. Columbus Was About the Stock Market…

With a focus on money, money, money and mine, mine, mine, people met outside the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 6, 2009 in a “tea party” protest against the presidency of Barack Obama. When I asked protesters to explain their opposition to Barack Obama, they either refused or cited the stock market [...]

Photos of Political Presence Outside Obama Columbus Appearance March 6 2009

From about 9 to noon on the morning of March 6, 2009, a group of Ohioans in numbers varying from a dozen to a hundred gathered on Stelzer Road in the city Columbus to stand outside as Barack Obama arrived from the airport, delivered a speech on the economy, then returned to the airport. President [...]

Press Release: Pro-Constitution Demonstration Meets Obama in Columbus, Ohio on March 6, 2009

If you are concerned about the state of civil liberties in America, please come out to a Bill of Rights protest on Stelzer Road tomorrow morning (3-6-2009), just east of Easton Town Center, as Barack Obama comes to town. Click here for logistical details, and here for more general discussion about the protest.

Please feel [...]

Logistical Details of Obama Event at Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus, Ohio 10:30 AM on March 6 2009

The following are some logistical details regarding the presence of President Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio on Friday March 6, 2009. Sources include the Columbus Dispatch and calls to the Office of the Mayor of Columbus, Michael Coleman.

Time: The police academy graduation around which Barack Obama’s visit is organized will take place beginning at [...]

Obama Coming to Columbus, Ohio on Friday March 6. Protest, Anyone?

Barack Obama has gone to court declaring information about American torture or domestic warrantless spying to be an off-limits state secret. Barack Obama has gone to court to prevent people from preserving their constitutional rights.

Barack Obama is coming to Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 6, 2009.

This is an opportunity to speak truth to [...]

My Letter to the Editor on Obama Violating Constitutional Rights. Show Me Your Letter.

Early this morning, I asked you to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in protest against Barack Obama’s use of the courts to stop people from bringing evidence that their constitutional rights have been violated. I shouldn’t ask you to do something that I won’t do. So here’s my letter:

Dear [...]

ACLU Teams with Journalists to offer Ohio Muckraking Workshop March 18

As someone who occasionally dips into government records for information, I’ve gotten used to journalists and nonprofits being less than helpful and protecting their sources. But I’m pleasantly surprised to see that the ACLU, the Ohio Newspaper Association and other Ohio advocacy groups are bucking the trend by sharing what they know, putting together an [...]

Photos 1/31: Columbus Rallies for Marriage Equality

This afternoon, over a hundred people were out on High Street in Columbus, Ohio, freezin’ for a reason. As mounted police looked on and passing cars honked in support, people spoke and chanted and waved flags as they called for the repeal of anti-marriage laws that shove same-sex couples into a second-class status. Top outfit [...]