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Woody Guthrie Continues Assault On ‘Old Man Trump’ In Newly Discovered Song

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In 2016, I wrote about a cache of bitter writings by Woody Guthrie that I had discovered while conducting research for a book on the balladeer. The invectives were directed against a man Guthrie had dubbed his “worst enemy”: Fred C. Trump, the landlord of the Beach Haven apartment complex in Brooklyn, where the Guthrie family lived… Read More

Ohio Democrat Brown: McConnell ‘Afraid,’ Rushing Vote

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rushing the Supreme Court confirmation process because he fears more negative publicity will surface about the nominee. Sherrod Brown says the Republican from neighboring Kentucky is “afraid that other things come out” about Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He says the FBI investigation… Read More

State Treasurer Candidate Faced Legal Questions Around Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Associated Press review has uncovered two financial issues in the background of Democratic treasurer candidate Rob Richardson. Hamilton County court records show Richardson’s then-wife accused the Cincinnati attorney of establishing a private bank account to shield a $102,000 work bonus from her shortly before their 2015 divorce. Campaign spokesman William… Read More

Ohio Panel On College Affordability Backs Tuition Guarantees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A legislative committee that studied how to improve college affordability recommends that Ohio’s public universities adopt tuition-rate guarantees for undergraduates and that the state discontinue a tuition freeze and instead limit how much those institutions can increase tuition. The new report from a bipartisan panel of 10 lawmakers also suggests the… Read More