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US House Majority Whip Counts Women in Partisan Leadership as Equal to Chamber’s Committee Chairs

Writes Like She Talks - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:09
It doesn’t get more classic than this: “Well, as part of leadership, we have a lot of women in our leadership team,” [House Majority Whip Steve] Scalise said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” when asked about the near-total absence of women in committee top spots. In the House, 20 men were chosen for 21 key positions…
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House GOP Steering Committee Embarrasses: Not a Single Chair to a Woman in 114th Congress Recommendations

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:21
Read the recommendations for yourself: Agriculture – Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) Appropriations – Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) Armed Services – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Budget – Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Education & the Workforce – Rep. John Kline (R-MN) Energy & Commerce – Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) Financial Services – Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Foreign…
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How Much Walmart Gave To Ohio Legislative Candidates, as U.S. Senator Warren Goes After Walmart

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:49
Union rights and the minimum wage as issues in Ohio will not be taking a rest from debate, no matter what we read about Ohio Governor John Kasich’s plans excluding right-to-work in 2014. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be making sure of this, starting today with a briefing in which, reportedly, she will: …out the…
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Nuts, Guts, Followers, Movements and Crazy Ones

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:34
We all have a role to play. Maybe several. The beauty in life seems to come through most powerfully when you inhabit them with others.
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New Twitter Lists to Follow Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio State Senators

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 00:39
All you have to do is subscribe to the list. Here’s the one to follow for Ohio House of Representatives and here’s the one for Ohio State Senators. If they’ve got a twitter handle, they’re on the list, even the just-elected-not-yet-sworn-in ones. I’ve also put the twitter handles for the Ohio House Dems and the…
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Remains of the Day, November 15, 2014

Writes Like She Talks - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:38
Lots of devices, physical and virtual, help us collect disparate items into one place so that we don’t lose track of them and we can pass them on in case someone else might have an interest. In the online political news world, Political Wire’s original news module is one of the longest-standing daily aggregations of…
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Friday Fun: Name The Kasich Cabinet

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 19:34
Here’s a look at a long, but very productive meeting w/ my cabinet today. We’re working relentlessly to strengthen OH pic.twitter.com/Ydt3am4Ggf   — John Kasich (@JohnKasich) November 14, 2014 
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Feminists Read Mean Tweets

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:49
You go, gals – several of my heroes are in this vid, a Mic Video original. Read more here. Great idea. Please share.
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ALEC is in Ohio Legislators’ Guidebook, So State Innovation Exchange Should Be Too

Writes Like She Talks - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:43
There’s a publication available to anyone that’s geared toward Ohio General Assembly members called, “A Guidebook for Ohio Legislators.” It contains a lot of useful information about being a state legislator and is over 200 pages long. The nonpartisan Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) puts out this reference tool, among many others. The LSC is…
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Alternatives to NEOMG

Writes Like She Talks - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:10
What if we had a paper whose “About Us” page started with this: We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of statewide concern. Our vision is to serve the journalism community as a source of innovation and to build the next…
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Ohio Board of Education Has a Lot of Power We Need to be Checking

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:56
The Ohio State Board of Education is one of the most opaque yet powerful governmental units in our state, and certainly in the scheme of public education. Between now and early December, we need to be educating ourselves and others about one set of changes they’re seeking to adopt and enact, and also understand if…
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Behind the Scenes with Notorious RBG [video]

Writes Like She Talks - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:12
Visual storyteller, Martyna Starosta, created this wonderful, brief video with clips of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an interview with Shana Knizhnik, the feminist law student who created the equally notorious tumblr, Notorious R.B.G. You can read the accompanying article here.   And if you haven’t yet seen #RuthBabyGinsburg, he (yes, he) is…
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Current and Former Northeast Ohio Journalists on Northeast Ohio Media Group Journalism

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 23:30
In the last two days, two long time journalists, both well-known to others in the Northeast Ohio journalism ecosystem, continued to examine and lament the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s (NEOMG) actions related to Chris Quinn’s decision to remove a video of Governor John Kasich and his two gubernatorial challengers. You can read one thread by…
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Lobbyists Invited To Comment on Ohio Lame Duck Wish List; Now You Are Too

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:09
Last week at the Impact Ohio event in Columbus, Ohio State Senate President, Keith Faber, R-Celina, invited a “room full of lobbyists and association representatives” to let him know if they’ve got an interest in any of the bills sitting on the Chamber’s reportedly ten-page list of pending legislation. “If it’s on one of these…
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This Week in NEOMG Decision-Making

Writes Like She Talks - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 00:19
Many questions remain regarding the decision by Chris Quinn, Vice President of Content for the Northeast Ohio Media Group (NEOMG) to remove the video his outlet took of its endorsement interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich and his two challengers on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This despite his appearance on Friday’s WCPN Sound of Ideas…
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On Chris Quinn’s Assertion That NEOMG Video Takedown Criticism is a “Largely Partisan Kind of Attack”

Writes Like She Talks - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 11:26
This morning, I watched the entire Sound of Ideas regional roundup segment on the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s (NEOMG) removal of its gubernatorial endorsement interview with Governor John Kasich and challengers. I’ll be writing about it in detail later but this post is an examination of Chris Quinn’s grossly inaccurate description of those who have…
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Press Club of Cleveland Table Talk at Tonight’s Journalism Hall of Fame Awards Event

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 17:52
In less than two hours, the Press Club of Cleveland will host its Journalism Hall of Fame Awards. I hope that there are many cocktail hour and dinner table conversations about the state of journalism in Northeast Ohio, in no small thanks – either way a person wants to paint it – because of how…
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If I Were Governor

Writes Like She Talks - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:46
Erick Trickey joked with me last week that Governor Kasich’s “no mercy” approach to winning his race for re-election couldn’t quite be compared to my approach of not pouring water on a drowning person because the presidency isn’t exactly something I’m going for. We had a friendly back and forth in which I asserted that…
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NEOMG’s Chris Quinn On Friday’s Sound of Ideas Weekly Regional Roundup

Writes Like She Talks - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:18
You can read the blurb and leave comments here. To reach the show during its broadcast, here’s the info: During the show: 216-578-0903 or 866-578-0903 Last Word line: 216-916-6397 or email Show ideas & comments? Contact Executive Editor, David Molpus. For a post by post review of what’s been going on, see here. To recap,…
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