The Clermont County Democratic Party
June 19, 2013
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Arctic Ice Melting Too Fast to Measure: Russian Researchers Find the Hard Way
Ice melting at a dangerous pace has forced a Russian research team in the Arctic to pack up shop early—and leave in a hurry. The Russian Arctic research station was expected to last until September, depending on usual ice melting patterns. However, the ice floe on which the research station...
Is Obama striking a balance between threats and rights?
Forecasting the changing nature of threats against the U.S. for years to come, President Barack Obama says “America is at a crossroads.” And so, too, is his presidency’s counterterrorism policy, which has long struggled to balance protecting the nation from terror attacks while...
NASA: We've Made Progress on Obama's Asteroid-Lasso Initiative
In April, the Obama administration unveiled its 2014 budget proposal, which included $145.8 billion for agriculture, $520 million for the International Trade Administration, and a bunch of other stuff. It also included a $105-million initiative to lasso an asteroid, tow it toward Earth, place...
Marching toward reform in Arizona (and beyond)
The March for Innovation that kicked off today signals the ramping up of efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform. For OFA volunteers, it's an opportunity to take the actions they've been coordinating for months and amplify them online. In Arizona—a state that will be deeply...
Pillich to take on Mandel for Ohio treasurer
State Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democrat from Montgomery, announced this morning she will take on Republican incumbent Josh Mandel for the Ohio treasurer's office in 2014.Pillich, who represents the 28th Ohio House District in northern Hamilton County, won re-election last year after Republicans in...
What happens next with measure to limit student voting?
State Senator Randy Gardner is telling anyone who will listen that the measure added to the 2-year state budget to crack down on universities that help students vote will be going away. In a committee hearing last week, Gardner, Chair of the Senate Finance Education subcommittee claimed that all...
DeWine’s office falls far behind on testing of rape kits
Attorney General Mike DeWine is in full-on campaign mode, traveling the state looking for any opportunity to get himself in front of a TV camera where he can often be seen announcing some fancy new initiative. Sadly, when the cameras are gone, and the hard work of actually implementing these...