* ABC News came up with a list of the country's most miserable cities. I'm not sure what their purpose was in creating this list. Perhaps some good could come out of it. By identifying the cities and some of their problems, a solution might be out there that could get these cities flourishing again.
* Here in central Ohio we are without our liberal talk radio station. That is old news. We lost our second progressive talk station (1580 AM-WVKO), when it was purchased by Catholic radio. We've lost a total of two progressive stations. The other stations that have "talk" formats include sports (which I don't listen to unless it is before or after an Ohio State football game), 3 or 4 right wing stations, oldies (which are okay), and stations playing rap/dance. Columbus and the entire state of Ohio is turning bluer. Why can't our radio stations reflect that? I'm forced to listen to WOSU or I just turn off the radio. I know there are other radio listeners out there who miss Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Bill Press, Rachel Maddow, and other liberal talkers. When I'm at home, I listen to Stephanie Miller online.
* In some back rooms across Ohio, Republicans are plotting their way back into power. They attacked Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat. They've put together a list of their own candidates to replace every Democrat in the state. Then the Republicans whine and get the Columbus Dispatch to cover their events and news conferences. Governor Ted Strickland has created a plan to fix Ohio schools, but once again, the Republicans don't want to talk about school funding and preparing our students for the future. The Republicans in Ohio are right out of the 1950's. They are living in the past.