Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.
Flint, Michigan, has been in a state of emergency for more than a month as residents deal with highly lead-contaminated water, yet the field of presidential candidates didn’t start talking about the issue until recently.
Amid the week’s chaos, you may have missed Ben Carson comparing abortion to slavery, John Kasich attributing the gender pay gap to paid family leave, and Martin O’Malley releasing his “Worker’s Bill of Rights.”
Although both Clinton and Sanders support similar policy steps, the major difference between the two is in how they would pay for it. Clinton has vowed not to increase taxes on the middle class. Meanwhile, Sanders and his campaign argue that all Americans should have a financial stake in an expanded family leave program.
Ohio House Democrats introduced a bill this week that would create a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics and allow people to seek civil action against abortion protesters for harassment or intimidation.
Each time an attack occurs, public figures seem willing to conflate terrorists and Muslims as interchangeable subjects. It draws divides of “us” versus “them” more blatantly. It reiterates that our people’s lives are worth less than non-Muslims.
Since Kasich, a 2016 presidential candidate, took office in 2011, he has quietly led his state to an almost unprecedented number of abortion clinic closures.
Republican presidential candidates dismissed any connection between the anti-choice movement’s coordinated smear campaign against Planned Parenthood and the shooting that killed three people on Friday.
Ted Cruz welcomed an endorsement from one of the country’s most radical anti-choice activists, a new report revealed Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s aides played a key role in creating stringent anti-choice measures in the state, and Donald Trump sounded off on defunding Planned Parenthood.
Emails obtained by the Associated Press revealed that aides from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office helped to write language for restrictions on abortion access more than a year prior to the state’s 2013 budget being made public.