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Lying by ignoring

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, August 2017)   Why is it so hard for the Plain Dealer (and TV news and Ideastream) to tell the truth about major league sports and the costs to this community? Why can’t they take hard looks at the dollar/revenues of the three major league sports teams? It reveals how … Continue reading

Can the Plain Dealer be bought? It already has been

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, June 2017)      Can you imagine if the Cleveland Cavaliers again defeated the Golden State Warriors that the Plain Dealer’s next edition would ignore it? Just let it pass. No comment. They didn’t fail on Wednesday to run 14 pages in two sports sections. It wasn’t the Warriors but the mere Boston … Continue reading

Dirty deed done by corruptors

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, May 2017)       Well, the dirty deed was done. They always had the votes. Eleven of 17 votes were there. But they wanted one more. Why? To rush the job. You see quick and dirty works better for muggers. COMMENTARY It took a bit of trickery as usual. In a … Continue reading

Mayor Frank Jackson forgets where he came from

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, December 2016)            Mayor Frank Jackson is soft putty in the hands of the corporate downtown plutocracy. The mayor, from the most deprived area of the city, has allowed and perpetuated for a decade Cleveland’s downtown to become a city within the city—pampered and showered with freebies. What downtown wants, … Continue reading

What fool taxes himself or herself?

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, November 2016)    If the Cleveland Establishment forces—you know them—can’t back a $15 an hour wage, then they shouldn’t tax the first $15 an hour of pay. Or even, not tax the minimum Ohio wage of $8.10. That would make the first $16,848 ineligible for the city tax. That would … Continue reading

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