3:09 PM Jan 12, 2012

Ohio is a key "swing state" in every presidential election. Given our importance in national politics, why can't we clean up Ohio's dumb election laws? Here are two problems that need fixing immediately.

5:16 PM Jan 10, 2012

A Utah State student, wondering whether men and women can be "just friends," tries to settle the question by interviewing every student he could find in the library. (He wanted to know what the scholars would say).

The women all said yes, the men said no:

3:04 PM Jan 9, 2012

The Plain Dealer's Brett Larkin says the latest version of the 9th District was drawn up to help Chris Redfern run for Congress. Redfern says that's false.

4:14 PM Dec 22, 2011

As we head into the Christmas season, a few reminders about the wealth of Christmas music on the Internet.

10:55 AM Dec 20, 2011

Earlier this year, I used this blog as a platform to endorse Newt Gingrich for president, arguing that Newt, among the GOP candidates, provides the best chance

1:14 PM Dec 15, 2011

An update to my recent book posts: former "first librarian" Laura Bush wants to recommend a book, and I want to recommend the best science fiction novel I read this year.

3:00 PM Dec 12, 2011

Composer Aaron Copland and Texas Gov. Rick Perry: together at last. That was the reaction of many people when they heard the governor's new political commercial, promising to stand up for Christians.


5:49 PM Dec 8, 2011

I borrowed an electronic book from the Sandusky Library the other day, and the experience was so easy I thought I'd talk about it here.

11:54 AM Dec 6, 2011

(Blogger's Note: I asked some of my favorite writers and several friends to contribute to this look back at books they read, and recommend, in 2011. In the end, I had to stop asking people for contributions and go ahead and publish, but please add your own recommendations in the comments.)

10:28 AM Dec 1, 2011

The air likely will be better, but Saturday's meeting of the Erie County Democratic Party otherwise will resemble the smoke-filled rooms of yore.

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