https://www.thelandcle.org/stories/cleveland-city-council-introduces-ordinance-to-improve-street-safety-for-vulnerable-road-users Paige Bennett’s recent article in The Land highlights Cleveland’s new “Complete and Green Streets” ordinance (676-2020) that was recently introduced by Councilman Kerry McCormack. According to the article this ordinance “has been in the works for two years and has already been reviewed by several groups.” Jacob VanSickle, the Bike Cleveland guy, had a […]
I spent half an hour listening to Frank Jackson and his people. I am still not entirely sure what the hell they said.
Let People Talk When someone says “abolish the police!” and you think that’s going too far, a good answer is “Wow, I think that’s going too far, and here’s why.” A bad answer is “So what she really means is reform the police.” I’m seeing a shit ton of the latter around news and social […]
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 […]
I can’t believe I have to file a whole-ass lawsuit just to get the City to answer a really simple question. But here we are.
It’s time to stop blaming Republicans for things that are entirely in the control of “liberal” and “progressive” Democratic politicians.
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.
It’s bizarre that China stops taking plastic and cities are just going “oh well” and that’s the end of it.