Pureval Calls for New Laws Forcing Ohioans to Be More ‘Welcoming’ of Diverse Communities

In a brief debate exchange mostly ignored by the Ohio media, Aftab Pureval went on record Tuesday night in favor of new laws, at the “federal, state and local levels,” that would force Ohioans to be more “welcoming and inclusive.” Ohio communities should should pass laws requiring citizens to “celebrate”…

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Commentary: Forget the Blue Wave, Nov. 6 Could be the Closest Race for the House Ever

United States Capitol

by Robert Romano   Don’t look now, but the 2018 race for the House of Representatives could be one of the closest in U.S. electoral history. Currently, the House is broken down 235 to 193 with 7 empty seats. As of this writing, the Real Clear Politics average of polls…

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Report: Andrew Gillum Used Official Government Account to Fund Campaigning

by Molly Prince   Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum used his official expense account from the Tallahassee mayor’s office to pay for a trip to meet with donors for his gubernatorial campaign, according to a report released by Politico. Gillum visited with high-profile Democratic politicians, strategists and donors during a trip in…

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Commentary: How School Choice is Lifting Up Puerto Rico’s Children After Hurricane Maria

by Jude Schwalbach   Thirteen months ago on Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, devastating homes and infrastructure and leading to loss of life across the island. The storm greatly exacerbated the problems of a school system already in crisis: Puerto Rican fourth- and…

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Says Migrants in U.S.-Bound Caravan Need to Enter Legally and ‘Follow Those Laws’

by Henry Rogers   Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign said she believes the thousands of migrants in the caravan headed toward the U.S. need to enter the country legally. Warren, who is up for re-election, has previously called for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and replacing it, and is now…

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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams Thinks She Has Secret Weapon in Tied Governor’s Race: Oprah

by Evie Fordham   Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is pulling out all the stops, including two town halls with Oprah Winfrey, after a Tuesday poll showed she is in a “statistical dead heat” with Republican Brian Kemp. The Tuesday FOX 5 poll shows Abrams at 48.1 percent and Kemp…

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Mark Green Commentary: To Solve the American Healthcare Crisis We Must Correctly Incentivise Care

by State Senator Dr. Mark Green (R-Clarksville)   There has a been a lot of discussion lately about the healthcare crisis in America. Unfortunately, largely missing in that discussion is a real diagnosis of the problem–and thus, also missing is a real solution. If the diagnosis is cardiac disease, and…

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Letter to the Editor: Giving Thanks and Living Gratefully in Today’s Republic

Dear Tennessee Star, November is best known for three special dates: Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, and every other year, election day. This is one of those years in which we have all three and the interesting, little-understood, facet of this month is that all three of these days are connected. Thanksgiving…

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Brett Young to Receive ASCAP’s Songwriter-Artist of the Year Award

Fueling momentum from his Platinum debut album and four consecutive No. 1 singles, Brett Young has now been named the 2018 ASCAP Country Songwriter-Artist of the Year. Young will be celebrated at the 56th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, November 12 in Nashville. The Songwriter-Artist of the Year Award…

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Trump, First Family Honor 11 Killed in Synagogue Massacre

by Fred Lucas   President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, in a visit Tuesday, placed a white flower and small stone on each of 11 stars set up in the memory of those murdered at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Trumps also lighted candles in honor of each…

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James Agresti Commentary: Voters of All Parties, Ages, and Genders Are Broadly Misinformed

by James D. Agresti   At a recent “get-out-the-vote” rally in Las Vegas, former first lady Michelle Obama declared that people don’t have to be informed in order to vote. All they need, she said, is to “be a citizen,” “have opinions,” and want “a say in what happens.” She…

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This Clinic Has Performed More Than 500 Abortions – Over 300 of Which Were Second and Third Trimester Cases – Since October 2017

by Grace Carr   Abortion doctor LeRoy Carhart has aborted over 500 second and third trimester babies since opening an abortion clinic in October 2017. Carhart opened an abortion clinic in Bethesda, Maryland in mid-October 2017, and has performed over 500 abortions to date, according to communications director Chelsea Souder, HuffPo reported…

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Aftab Pureval’s Campaign Manager Resigns After ‘New Information’ Surfaces on Political Dirty Tricks

Democrat Aftab Pureval announced Wednesday that he has accepted the resignations of his campaign manager, Sarah Topy, and an undisclosed number of staff members. Pureval accepted Topy’s resignation Tuesday night based on “new information,” he told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “Our campaign holds itself to the highest standards of professionalism and accountability,” Pureval…

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