Turns out the Buckeye state is pretty good at picking Presidents

With absentee / mail-in ballots still being counted by heroic county officials in states like Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, one state’s grant of its electoral college votes marks the end of an unusually long winning streak.

In every Presidential election since 1964, the State of Ohio has casts its electoral college votes for the eventual president. And the consummate swing state has been a bell-weather favoring both Democrats and Republicans alike. According to 270toWin.com, over the past almost 60 years Ohio has voted for Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush…


America has the opportunity to retake its lead on the world’s stage

Imagine it. The fraught divisions of domestic issues that have torn the country apart are quelled and it is time to turn our attention back onto the world.

In this future, there are no more “Democratic cities” and “Republican rural areas.” There is no more fighting in the streets and you no longer have to engage in fighting on Facebook or Twitter.

Instead, the United States is focusing on fighting back the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. States and localities have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), a corps of thousands of contact tracers are working diligently to identify…


The 2020 Democratic National Convention convenes August 17–20, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This past week the country got some of their political mojo back. Listening to former President Barack Obama give the keynote eulogy at the funeral of revered former Congressman and Civil Rights leader, John Lewis, we reveled in the opportunity to feel inspired by a political speech. In this time of continued stress even Spotify took notice and produced an album of all the speeches that were made that day.

For those that long for “the good ole days” when Obama occupied the White House, it felt like a homecoming of sorts. But before he was even candidate for President…

Derek Centola

Recent law school grad and Army veteran. I live in DC with my wife and dog. Interested in politics, the legal industry, and figuring out how the world turns.

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