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Kent State University, May 4, 1970

To observe the Kent State Shootings, I’m reposting an essay I wrote 2 years ago. The night of May 2, 1970 I was a 17 year-old high school senior, living about 40 minutes east of Kent, OH.  One of my … Continue reading

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Health Care: Kucinich Still Brings It

I grew up on Dennis Kucinich (not literally, although he does take an inordinate amount of crap about his height–or lack thereof.) But coming of age about an hour from Cleveland, I remember Kucinich from his early days as a city councilman. Kucinich has always had a knack for making waves. Continue reading

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Joe the Plumber’s Weekly Publicity Stunt

Joe the “wha-deh-vuh?” Wurzelbacher today declared that he’s no longer willing to shill for the GOP. The cacophonous sound of crickets chirping was superseded only by the sound of Sam-Joe biting the had that has so generously fed him. Continue reading

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New World Odor Breaks 100,00 Hits

Last weekend New World Odor achieved a a traffic milestone as it surpassed 100,000 hits. I’d like to thank readers who take the time to read and comment here. Continue reading

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The Orange Glow of Progress

By the time I was old enough to work in a mill, things in the steel valley were tightening up. You needed someone with pull on the inside to get even an interview for the mills.
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GOP=Gigantic Offensive Payday

The Boner (D-OH) and Mitch McCon-Job(R-KY) have been trumpeting the  obscene compensation of overpaid Wall Street Bankers, which has strong backing from royals at the top of the Republican Party, who see President Obama’s  comments regarding capping salaries for heads … Continue reading

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Obscene Bonuses Mere Days After Massive Layoffs

____________________________________________ HERE WE GO AGAIN! Cincinnati: Fresh on the heels of announcing the layoff of 7,000 employees due to abysmal  sales and poor earnings and after cutting its dividend in half, retail giant Macy’s awarded mammoth annual bonuses to top … Continue reading

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Evicted? Don’t Move…Squat

Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur gives residents who face eviction to stay put. She support a tactic called “produce the note,” in which residents say they won’t move out unless the owner can produce evidence of ownership for the property in question. Continue reading

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Former Ohio Faith-Based Programs Head Busted on Morals Charges

Times are tough, according to Robert Eric McFadden, former director of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, who on Jan 14th,  was cited for seven counts related to prostitution, including alleged online promotion  a 17-year-old. McFadden, … Continue reading

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Race: Baby Huey Meets Huey Newton

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered in 1968, shock waves made America convulse.  Riots ravaged neighborhoods across the nation.  It was utter chaos.  I recall my uncle, who lived in Detroit at the time, telling about how Army tanks … Continue reading

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