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Re: “Kelly Novak

I love you Kelly, and all you do for humanity!

Posted by monamia on 07/27/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Feds Join Suit Over Ohio Voter Registration Purge

John Kasich will probably soon announce that his thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends of the Husted Purge.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/27/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Ensemble Cast Combines for Woody Allen's Best Effort Since 'Midnight in Paris'

Stick to your (suspect) movie reviews and leave the social commentary for the op-ed pieces.

Ridiculous. Who the F edits this drivel?

Posted by plasticefx on 07/27/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Stefan Was

My favoriite place on earth for so many reasons! Always fun, friendly, warm and welcoming. You can go by yourself and not feel alone. Belly up to the bar and make a few new friends! The team there knows their stuff and are always happy to advise newbies and spin some yarn! So much to look at - true historical tiki history in there along with other silly kitsch mixed in.

Posted by Carol June Cleevage Harnett on 07/27/2016 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Ronnie Dunn

Keep on keeping on Ronnie. Cle and Ohio needs an intelligent voice like urs....

Posted by Rich Olivito on 07/27/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “A Brave Never Tells

I went to Camp Seven Ranges & participated in the first year Pipestone ceremony. While I certainly wouldn't call it traumatizing, I definitely think it qualifies as hazing. I was roughed up & manhandled; at one point I was pushed down a hillside because I wasn't moving fast enough. I find it odd that so many young men apparently are interested in repeating what is a rather unpleasant experience. I had no desire to return to Camp Seven Ranges. Mainly, I found the whole experience rather stupid & pointless as a 12 year old. And I still do.

Posted by Earl MacSmooth on 07/27/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Trump's Word Dump: Pricey Talk and Cheap Feelings at the #RNCinCLE

Excellent reflections, Peter, on the problem of our system of legalized bribery in which campaign donations are less "contributions" than "investments" with an expected return and the voices of those with money drowning out the voices of those without. So long as money is considered constitutionally protected "speech," not much will change. The same goes with corporations being anointed by the Supremes with constitutionally protected rights of real human beings -- as corporations have the authority independent of investing in elections to shape laws and regulations and shield themselves with 4th, 5th and 14th Amendment protections from We the People.

There is a solution to these twin hijackings of what's little left of our representative government -- the We the People Amendment, HJR 48 -- a constitutional amendment that would affirm that only human beings, not corporations, possess inalienable constitutional rights and that money is not free speech and, therefore, can be regulated from all sources in elections. More than 600 communities across the country have taken a position -- via municipal resolution or ballot measure -- in support. Whenever it reaches the ballot, it wins 100% of the time. This effort has been sparked and nurtured by Move to Amend, https://movetoamend.org Twenty communities in Ohio have taken a stand (12 resolutions, 8 ballot measures), facilitated by the Ohio Move to Amend Network, https://movetoamend.org/ohio

A similar initiative will be on the ballot this November in Shaker Heights, S. Euclid and, hopefully, Cleveland (sufficient signatures have been turned in, just now waiting for City Council to act).

FYI, simply overturning the 2010 Citizen United decision as some advocate only returns us to the glorious democratic panacea at that time. Remember those good 'ol democratic days prior to 2010 when our voices were authentically heard, needs met and communities helped? Money as speech dates to the 1970's while corporate constitutional rights originates in the 1880's.

Elections matter. But supporting a growing national "legalizing democracy" movement matters just as much, if not more.

To become involved in working to pass any of these initiatives or elsewhere in Ohio, email ohio@movetoamend.org.

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Posted by greg coleridge on 07/27/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Jacqueline Greene

Doing great work Jacqueline Greene

Posted by Michael Ingram on 07/27/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

I feel so lucky to be able to witness the work of this wonderful human being every week. She never fails to inspire me or cause me to think a little deeper about so many things that surround us. Cleveland is blessed to have such an incredible and positive force leading the charge towards a better tomorrow for people of all denominations and walks of life.

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Posted by Dale Hopkins on 07/27/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Ali McClain

Power to the People!

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 07/27/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “The Fixer: Brian Glazen

So proud of my son!!!!

Posted by aglazen on 07/27/2016 at 4:47 AM

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