Matt Zone today: Matt Zone a year ago: After months of debate, demonstrations and public hearings, the issue narrowly missed making the November ballot. Per the City Charter, council would have had to vote on the issue on or before last Friday – 60 days before the general election – to make the ballot. But […]
I’ve been listening to “The CleCast” selectively for a little while now. I don’t bother with every single episode; there are so many, and they’re kind of long, and I’m not interested in all the topics. But I do want to say this. First of all, it’s a really good show. Dan and Brian ask […]
WTAM 1100 ran an interesting story just now: Kelley tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, opposition group Greater Cleveland Congregations were organized and funded by groups from Washington DC and Columbus. He says the public should know where and how the organization received its money.
The other night I heard on Twitter from a little “GamerGate” bro that what’s been happening to Anita Sarkeesian and other Internet-famous feminists isn’t harassment because “the use of internet is voluntary.” Bullshit. If your job and your career and your calling centers on communicating things on the Internet, using the Internet isn’t really voluntary. […]
Just a minute ago, my man Tim Facebooked a link to an interview with State Sen. Nina Turner titled “Can Dems Learn From Their 2016 Mistakes If They Do Not Acknowledge Them?” Here’s my response. It’s what I could write in about ten minutes and could be better said with more editing, but in the […]
You know how it goes when you’re paying at the supermarket and they ask if you want to throw in a buck for Harvest For Hunger and sort of feel like a bad person for saying no? Don’t. A lot of people don’t remember that local supermarkets used to make their own donations to food charities […]
Someone drew my attention recently to this cool street renovation in Memphis: “Memphis’s Spectacular Street Experiments are Moving Toward Permanance!” Exclamation point mine! There are things to like about this. It’s a good idea to make the improvements durable but temporary. You can see how it works out in real life before overcommitting. That inset photo […]
I’ve lived here going on 32 years and I’m finally figuring out some things that should have been obvious much sooner. Real Estate is a Cost, not a Solution Cleveland insists on doing “economic development” backwards. We put boatloads of money and effort (and displacement) into large and small construction projects that are supposed to […]
Now that it’s clear that Hillary Clinton won a fairly solid majority of popular votes cast for President, but didn’t come very close to winning the all-important Electors, of course a lot of very good people are getting very interested in reforming, bypassing, or eliminating the Electoral College. They’re wrong. Here’s why.