On Topic, Off Topic: Midterms

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On Topic: Midterm Elections – Midterm elections were yesterday, and everybody is still discussing the results. Starting next year, the GOP will have control of all of Congress. Continue reading

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The Monday Catchup

Boston Marathon

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: A year after the Boston marathon bombing, many survivors are trying to make meaning of their experience without being defined by it. The New York Times talks to a pair of brothers whose lives were transformed by the event and details the challenges they’ve endured since the attack.

After The Jump: SNL mocks CNN, Afghanistan contemplates a runoff, the Masters has a new winner, dumb things on Twitter, a tragic shooting in Kansas City, and a media take on Game of Thrones.

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Complete Election Results

Throughout the day, The Thrill will provide updates on yesterday’s elections, including local and statewide issues. The results so far:

Statewide measures:

  • Senate Bill 5, a highly controversial measure to limit collective bargaining rights, has been defeated. This is national news, as the referendum on the bill is seen as a bellwether for Democratic prospects in next year’s elections.
  • Issue 3, another measure related to a national Democratic initiative, was also on the ballot yesterday. An Ohio constitutional amendment to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their own healthcare, proposed in opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, has passed. The Columbus Dispatch interprets this as Ohioans “voicing their displeasure with the federal health-care law,” but the Dispatch also notes that the amendment is merely symbolic because federal law supersedes state law.
  • Another Ohio amendment which dealt with age limits for elected judges, among other unexciting judicial things, has failed. A great blow for octogenarian justices’ rights.
Local measure results and more after the jump.

Do it today: Participate in Democracy!

If you’re registered locally, make sure you get on down to the Gambier Community Center sometime before 7:30 tonight to vote. On the ballot are two tax levies that will affect Mount Vernon schools and the local fire department, three ballot questions (official information on which can be found here) and elections for exciting offices such as Mayor of Gambier (Kenyon professor emeritus Kirk Emmert is running unopposed), village council members and Mount Vernon school board members.

Vote! Gambier Community Center, until 7:30 p.m. Shuttles run from Peirce between 5:00 and 7:00.