Archive for August, 2009

Rekindle The Spirit Of Kennedy’s 1980 Run: Social Democracy

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on August 31st, 2009

Kennedy remained the last and greatest idealist of the 60s. Even during the hell-black night of Bush the Second. Let us pray that his death inspires Barack Obama and others to rekindle the dream that endured with Kennedy physically and hangs heavily in the air as we mourn his passing.

Bob Bytes Back Archive: 9/25/1996 Desperate and Clueless

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on August 26th, 2009

9/25/1996 by Bob Fitrakis Another politically bleak week: trade gap widens by 43 percent; credit card delinquencies hit a record high; but violent crime goes down 9 percent. Yet Bill Clinton and Bob Dole continue to run for district attorney instead of president. It’s just the real national problems like trade policy and stagnant household […]

Bob Bytes Back Archive: 9/18/1996 Gutter Snipe

Posted by Bob Fitrakis on August 25th, 2009

9/18/1996 by Bob Fitrakis What the hell is Cynthia Ruccia thinking? Ruccia, running for Congress in the 12th district against John Kasich, held a press conference last week questioning the Congressman’s living arrangement with a male aide in Washington. The Dispatch justly portrayed her desperate attempt to “out” Kasich as a descent into the “gutter.” […]


Posted by moderator on August 20th, 2009

  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009 7:30PM Drexel Theater 2254 E. Main St., Bexley A POWERFUL NOISE Hanh is an HIV-positive widow in Vietnam. Nada, a survivor of the Bosnian war. And Jacqueline works the slums of Bamako, Mali. Three very different lives. Three vastly different worlds. But they share something in common: Power. These women […]

August 11, 2009 By Bob Fitrakis Give me a ticket for an aeroplane, ain’t got time to take a fast train – since the Republicans destroyed mass transit in the U.S. and there aren’t any fast trains – Ken Blackwell just wrote me a letter. That’s same Blackwell we all now known as the Katherine […]

August 7, 2009 As the axiom states: “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.” Strange and interesting things are happening in the legendary swing state. First, it was Fox commentator, former Congressman, and originally freshly-scrubbed Nixon youth John Kasich emerging as the likely Republican nominee for governor of the Buckeye State. Then, former U.S. Senator […]

By Bob Fitrakis The death of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino on August 1, 2009 should be remembered for many reasons: not just because she led the People Power revolution in the Philippines that stood for peace and human rights, and not just because she did it after the brutal Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos had […]

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