Analysis: Why new Ohio redistricting maps are an ‘insult to democracy’ – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how the “rigged” redistricting process in Ohio is engineered to help the Republican Party achieve an electoral majority.

QAnon Conspiracies Are Tearing Through Evangelical America – VICE News

It’s been almost a year since we heard anything from the shadowy figure behind QAnon, yet the wild conspiracy is gaining a foothold in evangelical churches. VICE investigates how congregations across the country have become fertile ground for disinformation and conspiracy theories.

2 Columbus police narcotics officers charged with distributing fentanyl, taking bribes

Two Columbus police narcotics officers were arrested Tuesday after they were charged by federal investigators with distributing kilograms of fentanyl, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Marco Merino, 44, of Columbus and John Kotchkoski, 33, of Marengo are accused of distributing nearly eight kilograms of fentanyl, a spokesperson for the DOJ said in aContinue reading “2 Columbus police narcotics officers charged with distributing fentanyl, taking bribes”

19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15

In which John Green teaches you about various reform movements in the 19th century United States. From Utopian societies to the Second Great Awakening to the Abolition movement, American society was undergoing great changes in the first half of the 19th century. Attempts at idealized societies popped up (and universally failed) at Utopia, OH, NewContinue reading “19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15”

The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8

In which John Green teaches you about the United States Constitution. During and after the American Revolutionary War, the government of the new country operated under the Articles of Confederation. While these Articles got the young nation through its war with England, they weren’t of much use when it came to running a country. So,Continue reading “The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism: Crash Course US History #8”

No swimming at Cleveland-area beach after 285,000 gallons of combined sewage flows into Lake Erie

During the dog days of summer Northeast Ohioans look for some relief in the refreshing waters of Lake Erie. “It’s a beautiful day, you know we just want to come out and have a good time,” said beachgoer Sherrie Stanley. But on Sunday, heavy morning rain got in the way causing a combination of stormwaterContinue reading “No swimming at Cleveland-area beach after 285,000 gallons of combined sewage flows into Lake Erie”

Jim Jordan gets defensive as reporter grills him over his Jan. 6 call with Trump

During an appearance on Spectrum News this Wednesday amid growing questions surrounding the role some GOP lawmakers had in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, Jim Jordan (R-OH) was asked by anchor Taylor Popielarz if he spoke with then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6. “Yes or no — did you speak with President Trump onContinue reading “Jim Jordan gets defensive as reporter grills him over his Jan. 6 call with Trump”

Jim Jordan said the congressional panel examining Jan. 6 is an attack on Trump. Now he may join the committee.

Days after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan (R) condemned the events that unfolded and called for punishment for those who participated. “People are responsible for their actions and these terrible actions that were taken. They need to be held accountable and prosecuted toContinue reading “Jim Jordan said the congressional panel examining Jan. 6 is an attack on Trump. Now he may join the committee.”

Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats

GOP officials from D.C. and the states are debating how aggressively to break up red-state cities to maximize the party’s advantage in redistricting. Kentucky’s GOP congressional delegation entered the redistricting cycle with an unusual request for their state legislative counterparts: leave Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth alone. The group, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,Continue reading “Republicans weigh ‘cracking’ cities to doom Democrats”

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