Blog Archives

Coleman’s and Portman’s Political Decisions; Race and Policing

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s decision not to seek re-election, Rob Portman’s decision not to seek the presidency and other issues.

Cleveland Lands GOP Convention, Columbus Still Wants Dems

WOSU’s Mike Thompson and his panel look at Columbus’s Democratic convention hopes after Republicans choose Cleveland for their convention; Republicans look for a new speaker of the Ohio House.

House GOP Leads Budget Revolt Against Governor John Kasich

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of several topics including the Ohio House’s rejection of Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid and sales taxes.

Senator Rob Portman, An Unlikely Supporter of Gay Marriage

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of several topics including Rob Portman’s surprising announcement that he supports Gay Marriage.

Barack Obama’s Agenda, GOP Considers Electoral College Change

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel look at how President Obama’s agenda might affect Ohio and GOP suggested changes to Ohio’s electoral college system..

Why Not Rob Portman?

Mike Thompson and his panel look at why Mitt Romney did not select Rob Portman as his running mate.

Rick Santorum Quits

This week Mike Thompson and his panel look at the presidential race now that Rick Santorum is out, and speculation that Senator Rob Portman of Ohio could be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

Analysis of Second Governor’s Debate

The second Governor’s debate and the US Senate race between Democrat, Lee Fisher and Republican challenger, Rob Portman.

Topics: Livestock Care; Slots at the Tracks; Tobacco Money

This week on Columbus On The Record: The livestock care compromise; slots at the tracks; and using Tobacco Money. Election 2010 updates: Ted Strickland vs John Kasich; Ohio Senate candidates, Democrat, Lee Fisher, Republican, Rob Portman Panelists: Cathy Candisky, The Columbus Dispatch Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio / TV Greg Haas, Democratic Strategist Leah Sellers, [...]

Senator George Voinovich To Retire

US Senator George Voinovich announced this week that he will retire at the end of his term.  No big surprise there.   Voinovich is 72 years old, he’s been in politics for more than 40 years, and if he ran he’d face a very expensive and difficult campaign. At 72, which would you rather do, [...]