M.L. Schultze

M.L. Schultze appears in the following:

Ex-Refugee, Now U.S. Citizen, Takes Voting Right Very Seriously

Friday, March 11, 2016

Nearly 10 percent of people voting this presidential election will be naturalized citizens. What does the American political circus look like to a relatively new immigrant who's a first-time voter?


Can Gov. Kasich's Record Indicate What Kind Of President He Would Be?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running as a relative moderate in the Republican presidential field. During his five years in office, his record suggests a more complicated governing style.


Before Bernie Sanders, There Was This Socialist Candidate

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

When Bernie Sanders took the stage at Cleveland State University on Monday night, he wasn't the first Democratic Socialist candidate for president to speak in Northeast Ohio. At this point, he's not even the most historic.

That distinction goes to Eugene V. Debs — originally a Democrat, then labor ...


Ohio Voters Reject Legalized Marijuana

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Ohio voters trounced a state constitutional amendment that would have legalized recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. But the night was not a total loss for marijuana advocates.


Latest Battle Over Legalizing Marijuana Hits The Polls In Ohio

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Ohio voters will decide Tuesday on whether or not to legalize marijuana in the state — if approved, it would become the fifth state in the country to do so.

On the ballot are dueling Issues 2 and 3, proposed state constitutional amendments. Issue 3 would allow medical and recreational ...


Akron, Ohio, To Hold Fall Election After Long-Serving Mayor Resigns

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.


'Done Fighting This Madness,' Akron Mayor Steps Down

Friday, May 15, 2015

Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech. But he's also been called bombastic and a bully.


Cleveland Police on Trial

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A white Cleveland Police officer faces voluntary manslaughter charges for killing two unarmed black suspects. The city is preparing for protests when the verdict comes down.


For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

Friday, February 20, 2015

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.


In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Friday, January 23, 2015

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.


Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.


Cleveland to Host 2016 G.O.P. Convention

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

It is official: the Republican party has nominated Cleveland, Ohio to host the 2016 G.O.P. convention. Ohio is a key swing state in presidential elections, and it went to Obama in 2012.


What's Under Youngstown May Help What's On Top

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A century ago, when fiery steel mills were roaring to life in Youngstown, Ohio, builders were racing to put up homes, storefronts, barbershops and more.

Today, many of those buildings sit empty and rotting. With the mills mostly gone and the population down 60 percent from 1960, to just 67,000, ...


Three Cleveland Women Missing for Years Found Alive

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Yesterday, three missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, missing since 2003, 2004 and 2002, respectively, were found alive in a house on Cleveland's West Side. ...


Steubenville Rape Case Fuels Anger, Soul-Searching

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Ohio River town of Steubenville is back in the national spotlight this week, as the rape trial of two high school football players has begun.

Inside the courthouse, a judge is considering whether a 16-year-old girl was so drunk last summer that she couldn't consent to sex — and ...


Who Gets Credit for Ohio's Economic Turnaround?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Over the course of the past few years, Ohio has gone from being an economic disaster zone to one of the most employed states in the union. The current state of the Ohio economy is a f...

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Forget the Economy — What Could Really Swing the Election

Thursday, August 16, 2012

After 236 years of democracy, the 15th Amendment, the 19th Amendment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, you'd think Americans would have voting down to a science. But small battles a...

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Romney Might Have "Finally Found" What He's Looking For With Portman

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

With the National Conventions just around the corner, all week we’re looking at potential vice presidential picks. Today it’s the turn of Rob Portman.

Super Tuesday Results in Ohio, the Ultimate Electoral Bellwether

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Of all the states up for grabs on Super Tuesday, Ohio was the biggest prize. Ohio has long been considered a bellwether in presidential politics. Living in a rust belt state, Ohioans are more concerned about their economic future than ever before, but social issues like abortion and marriage are also near and dear to the Ohio conservatives who showed up at the polls yesterday. So what decided Ohio Republican votes on Super Tuesday this year? What do the Ohio results forecast for the general election?