Tag: Politics

  • Why I won’t run for public office: Bill Moyers’ advice to me

    Why I won’t run for public office: Bill Moyers’ advice to me

    When I was first hired by The Cincinnati Enquirer in 1998 (my job interview was on day two of the Chiquita apology), I wasn’t sure if journalism was for me. My job was as a news aide, the equivalent of a “copy boy,” which meant I did tasks like answer the phone, sort faxes, pick…

  • Cincinnati and Hamilton County Election Night coverage using Qik video

    I will be running around downtown Cincinnati – including the Hamilton County Board of Elections and various campaign victory parties – reporting on what I am seeing using Qik video. Check out the video below to see the latest:

  • Jerry Springer is Satan’s first friend on PC World’s fake Facebook page

    Technology publication “PC World” created a “Facebook page they would like to see” for Satan (the devil, Beelzebub, Lucifer). It’s pretty funny – espeically for local Cincinnatians – who see that former Cincinnati mayor and current talk show host Jerry Springer is Satan’s first friend (or last friend, I suppose – but at the top…

  • Still one of my favorite articles from the Driehaus campaign

    Just going through my documents folder on my PC (why doesn’t Google Desktop search work on OpenOffice.org documents?), and came across the media clips file I kept while the communications director during Congressman Steve Driehaus‘s 2008 campaign. I have to say that some days working for the campaign felt like we were trying to slay…

  • Cincinnati census office opening to be a grand spectacle

    Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Hamilton County Commission President David Pepper are celebrating the opening of the 2010 U.S. Census Cincinnati office with an amazing amount of fanfare. Here’s the “Who” part of the press release sent out this morning. Note that the regulars are at the beginning, added by an ever-increasing amount of, well,…

  • Nixon tree infested with bugs

    Nixon tree infested with bugs Originally uploaded by hjoew In Memorial Grove at Cincinnati’s Eden Park there are trees planted in honor of each President of the United States after they leave office. The tree honoring President Richard M. Nixon had to be chopped down recently after, ironically, it was infested with bugs. Two exceptions…

  • Tweet Congress: Missing our locally electeds

    So, does your Congressional representative or Senator want you to know what’s going on? Well, if you look around the Greater Cincinnati area the answer would be mostly no. Using TweetCongress, an amazingly great use of the Twitter API, you can follow exactly what is going on with your federally-elected officials. What’s even more amazing…

  • It’s finally here

    obama postcard Originally uploaded by Mr. Wright

  • Driehaus’s Congressional Web site live

    Steve Driehaus has his Congressional Web page up and running, though there isn’t much listed on the site yet (plus he has had his new campaign Web site up for a while with it’s new domain name, www.driehausforohio.com, suggesting a possible future run for higher office). There is on Driehaus’s Congrssional site, I noticed, a…

  • Facebook Lexicon and “Cincinnati”

    The Facebook Lexicon is a searhable application tracks the usage of terms used in Facebook on group, profile and wall pages. It’s an endlessly fascinating way to take a bird’s eye view of what people are talking about – and, frankly, what they are not. Because of Facebook’s global scope, I think it’s hard to…