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    That was a close one.

    by  • January 3, 2011 • Uncategorized

    When Ohio voters elected John Kasich as Governor, they also voted to end the 3-C passenger rail project. And a recent column from Brent Larkin at the Cleveland Plain Dealer helped us realize just how close we came to making a huge mistake. …in a vain attempt to sell this project to the public,...

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    3BP: The Best of 2010

    by  • December 31, 2010 • Uncategorized

    Well, it’s the end of 2010. And it’s been one hell of a ride. This is the 1,361st post on 3BP this year. For the mathematically challenged, that’s nearly four posts a day, every day. Considering how rarely I posted on weekends, that’s pretty ridiculous. Here are a few of my favorites, with a...

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    ‘Tis the season!

    by  • December 23, 2010 • Uncategorized

    As we all get ready to head to our respective homes for the holiday, here is a pretty damn cool video to get you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy! VH1 TV Shows | Music Videos | Celebrity Photos | News & Gossip

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    Kasich gets it.

    by  • December 22, 2010 • Uncategorized

    I absolutely love this quote from John Kasich’s recent appearance on Fox to discuss budget issues. “I got elected to be a servant. I did not get elected to get re-elected. I told everyone what I was going to do. I’m going to balance the budget. I’m going to reduce taxes. And I’m going...

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    Strickland hates Cleveland. Cleveland responds, "who?"

    by  • December 21, 2010 • Uncategorized

    If Strickland ever considers a rematch with Kasich in 2014, this article in today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer won’t help. Strickland says he wants to stay relevant in Ohio politics. Apparently to him, the best way to do that is give his political base the middle finger on the front page of the Plain Dealer....

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    Two down.

    by  • December 21, 2010 • Uncategorized

    It’s official. Per the U.S. Census, Ohio will lose two congressional seats. Not only does that mean less clout in Congress, but also fewer electoral votes and lesser importance in the Presidential race. Unfortunately for Ohio, people don’t just vote in November. They also use their feet. The state of the state can be...

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    This is how you want to go out? Really?

    by  • December 21, 2010 • Uncategorized

    “He brought jobs to Ohio.” “He made the tough decisions to solve Ohio’s budget crisis.” “He gave us the 3-C passenger rail project.” None of those will be Ted Strickland’s legacy in Ohio. So, with nothing else to hang his hat on, this seems to be how Strickland wants to go out… A whiny,...

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    "The Day of Reckoning"

    by  • December 20, 2010 • Uncategorized

    Last night 60 Minutes hit hard on a big problem facing states across the nation – the impending fiscal crisis. States have been kicking the can down the road for years and now it’s up to us to clean up the mess. Watch…

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    In defeat, Strickland shows the NRA his true colors

    by  • December 20, 2010 • Uncategorized

    This fall, to the frustration of many conservatives, Ted Strickland won the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and Buckeye Firearms Association. According to the NRA, Strickland earned an A+ for being “a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort...

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