The Clermont County Democratic Party
June 19, 2013
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As China Prepares to Lead on Climate Crisis, Will US Follow?
A woman wearing a mask rides past smoking chimneys and cooling towers of a steel plant in Beijing. (Reuters / Suzie Wong)The global politics that have hampered efforts to create a binding international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions may have taken a positive turn as reports suggest...
IRS targeting of right-wing: Stupid is as stupid does
When the incredibly-stupid Internal Revenue Service decided to target and harass right-wing groups it rescued the rapidly-fading tea party from sinking in the political obscurity it so richly deserves. In so many ways, it’s hilarious that the IRS thought the tea party and its affiliated...
New Louisiana Law Will Jail Journos for Publishing Gun Info
On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate passed a bill that would imprison and fine journalists who intentionally publish information about the state's concealed-carry handgun permit holders. Reporters who violate the law would face penalties of up to $10,000, six months in jail, or both; public...
Marching toward reform in Arizona (and beyond)
The March for Innovation that kicked off today signals the ramping up of efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. For OFA volunteers, it's an opportunity to take the actions they've been coordinating for months and amplify them online. In Arizona—a state that will be deeply...
Pillich to take on Mandel for Ohio treasurer
State Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democrat from Montgomery, announced this morning she will take on Republican incumbent Josh Mandel for the Ohio treasurer's office in 2014.Pillich, who represents the 28th Ohio House District in northern Hamilton County, won re-election last year after Republicans in...
What happens next with measure to limit student voting?
State Senator Randy Gardner is telling anyone who will listen that the measure added to the 2-year state budget to crack down on universities that help students vote will be going away. In a committee hearing last week, Gardner, Chair of the Senate Finance Education subcommittee claimed that all...
The PD makes it more official
Subscribers to the Plain Dealer woke up Wednesday to the paper’s official word on its new version of summer reading. In a front-page Dear Readers column by Robert Perona, the senior vice president of circulation, we were told of the historic event scheduled for August 5 when the...