Just so everyone is clear, Calvin Williams lied. (The Scene article is excellent.) I have three things to say about this. 0. I called it, exactly a month ago. This wasn’t complicated at all. When dozens of videos of the same event consistently don’t show the thing that the Chief of Police says happened, it […]
Here’s the thing about being a really poor North American city. You have two options really. https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/mayor-frank-jackson-says-cleveland-is-perceived-as-butthole-of-the-world/95-0a1ac81d-d59f-4405-9bfb-ce0be0cbb1da The first one, we’ve tried for at least 41 years now. (I’m starting with late 1978 because Default Night was such a landmark.) It doesn’t fucking work. We should stop doing it. The second one, even though it […]
How would leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic be different if we had a President who was actually interested in doing the job? Since it’s not a reality show? A thoughtful President would pull their best people together for about three days and get an eight-page report (or something like that) on the most urgent problems […]
It’s not like we didn’t know this already, but it’s galling that currently sitting US Senators of the Democratic Party *like* the filibuster rule because it stops progressive legislation.
I am extra pissed off today. The thing I really resent is that the rest of the world is moving forward, while in Cleveland we are reduced to begging Council members to beg the Mayor to do even the tiniest things in regard to essential objectives like sustainability, environmental health, and traffic safety. Take this […]
In a couple of weeks I will continue to uphold my streak of never missing an election in 36 years. Here’s what’s on the ballot in Cleveland Ward 3. Municipal judge: Joseph Russo vs. Marilyn B. Cassidy Russo litters public rights of way with yard signs (boo!) and is also unrecommended by the local Black […]