SB5 Soundly Defeated in Ohio

I am glad that 61% of voters in Ohio rejected Governor John Kasick’s law against public workers engaging in collective bargaining. Government should be about discourse and compromise. SB5, on the other hand, was a bit of Republican thuggery against the public workers that are essential to making this or any state function. The voters …

Ohio Legislature Railroads State Worker Anti-Union Bill, Passes Senate

According to the New York Times here, and The Huffington Post here, the Ohio state Senate passed a bill that removes rights of collective bargaining and protest from state workers including teachers, police, and firefighters. It is reported that it will also pass the Republican controlled House and be signed into law by Governor Kasich. …

T Plus One Week from Taiwan

Y and I returned from Taiwan a week ago, but it still seems like we were at her parents’ house only yesterday. We are still digging through Christmas cards, correspondence, bills, and a stack of other less important mail. We have almost caught up with our house cleaning after vacuuming all of the floors, washing …