August 9, 2017 Brad Johnson 1Comment

Extortion with governmental backing is still extortion. Wednesday morning, the members of City Council finally voted on whether to approve the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital expansion in Avondale. By a vote of 6-3 — with Yvette Simpson, Wendell Young, and Charlie Winburn all abstained from voting, effectively voting “No” — the…

August 1, 2017 Brad Johnson 1Comment

The Western Hills Viaduct is crumbling. Cincinnatians were horrified — but not shocked — to hear that a piece of the much maligned Western Hills Viaduct had broken off a few weeks ago. The slab of concrete fell onto a truck stopped at a nearby traffic light. The bridge was reopened…

August 1, 2017 Kennedy Copeland 1Comment

Gun ownership transcends identity politics. Concealed-carry permits are on the rise, especially among women and black Americans. The changing of the gun narrative is underway. As reported by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, there are now more than 500,000 valid concealed-carry license holders in the state. With Ohio’s population around…

August 1, 2017 Cody Rizzuto 1Comment

The lack of transparency is prevalent. Last week local officials on Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commission announced that they had reached a deal on the Metropolitan Sewer District. The current deal, which has been in place for the last half-century, is set to expire next year and…