ABOUT OHIO DAILY BLOG
This is a blog about politics, policy, and public affairs from an Ohio perspective. I am an artist and former lawyer living in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. I am a progressive and am active in my local Democratic Party.
As a little background, I began blogging about politics as a diarist at Daily Kos in early 2004, with the user name Yellow Dog Sammy. The name was inspired by my Golden Retriever, Sam, and by the old-time nickname for Democratic Party loyalists. I commenced my own blog about Ohio politics in January, 2006 at Ohio 2006 Blog. I conceived of that as a one-year project devoted to the 2006 election cycle.
After the 2006 elections were concluded, I decided to continue blogging and transferred my operations to this location at the end of the year. I stopped posting on February 17th, however, planning to take a short break to refashion Ohio Daily Blog into a larger and more multifaceted operation on a new platform. I planned to return on March 1st. Life, however, intervened by handing me several personal challenges and urgent non-blogging projects. I resumed on May 25th.
Although the ambitious changes to the blog that I envisioned in February exceeded my technical capacity and required more effort than I could provide, I significantly altered the structure of the blog by adding subsidiary blog pages in three subdomains, linked at the top of the main column of the main page. These are denominated State, Nation, and Issues. The front page of the blog will be limited to brief topical posts and quick summaries of longer Ohio Daily Blog features, which will reside on the sub-pages. Thus, the front page will always present a quick scan of news and events and a brief index of more detailed material throughout the blog.
The state page is intended primarily for interviews with newsmakers and coverage of events relating to either state governance or electoral races for federal or state office in Ohio. The nation page is for coverage of federal governance and the Presidential race, particularly as it relates to Ohio. The issues page is an effort to expand my coverage of public policy and to present a forum for opinion from all points of view.
Comments are welcome on all posts and from all political perspectives. However, I reserve the right to delete any comments that engage to any degree in profanity, hate speech, gratuitous personal attacks, or rumor-mongering.