Saturday Dec 14
The Plain Dealer
Minimum wage debated; Eric Kearney withdraws; ACLU sues prisons
This week, The Opinion Show takes up the subject of minimum wage increases. This edition of the Opinion Show features Northeast Ohio Media Group Director of Opinion Betsy Sullivan, Plain Dealer Editorial Page Editor Kevin O'Brien and NEOMG editorial writers Sharon Broussard and Christopher Evans.
Analysis: For once, gridlock takes a seat
Sit down, gridlock. After years on the bench, compromise is taking a turn in Congress, however briefly, in the form of a budget deal that is modest in size yet marks a major step away from brinkmanship.
Editorial: Congress should extend benefits for unemployed
Democrats in Congress want to extend unemployment benefits to some 1.3 million people who have been out of work for more than 26 weeks.
Renacci Visits Suffield
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci paid a visit to a few townships in southern Portage County.
Peak Of Ohio
Senator Brown to co-sponsor bill extending unemployment insurance
With emergency unemployment compensation set to expire on December 28th, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced today that he will co-sponsor a bill that would extend these benefits for more than 128,000 Ohioans and millions of Americans through 2015.
Nelson Mandela remembered: editorial
The world could use more leaders in the mold of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, the awe-inspiring icon and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner who died Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, was able to set aside his own racial and political victimization and imprisonment to help South Africa ... (more)
The Daily Advance
Byron York: GOP govs distance themselves from lawmaker brethren
In the aftermath of the government shutdown, it's clear that many of the nation's Republican governors are disgusted by the performance of GOP lawmakers in Congress.
The Daily Record
Letter: Truth to words 'there is hope for America; it is in God'
Dan Lutz said what our Congress needs to hear when he was the keynote speaker at the Veterans Day observance at the Wayne County fairgrounds.
Ohio House OKs federal balanced budget amendment
In August, Gov. John Kasich urged the Republican leaders of the Ohio House and Senate to support a resolution calling for a constitutional convention to consider a federal balanced budget amendment.