In today’s politics, evangelicals are too easily bought

By Phil Heimlich - Cleveland Plain Dealer

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. In a guest column today, former Republican officeholder Phil Heimlich of Cincinnati writes that Trump's evangelical supporters have to overlook a lot of biblical prohibitions -- against deceit, debt, infidelity and hostility to newcomers -- in order to support the president. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
CINCINNATI -- Comedian Bill Maher likes to point out the double standards practiced by Bible-thumpers like me – bringing up, for example, the time a leading anti-gay activist and co-founder of the Family Research Council was caught returning from a European vacation with a male prostitute. Read More

What are you waiting for, Sen. Portman?

By Phil Heimlich - The Cincinnati Enquirer

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio (Photo: AP file/John Minchillo)
Dear Sen. Portman, You have been a good friend and mentor to me, and a role model to many other Republicans – hopefully, you will continue to be a leader Ohio can be proud of. Pastor Andy Stanley says that when faced with critical decisions, we should ask, "What kind of story do I want to tell in the years ahead?" My question is: When the history of the Trump era is written, what kind of story will you tell? Read More

‘Trump just crossed a red line’: Protesters rally nationwide in support of Mueller probe

By Christal Hayes, Jess Aloe, Max Londberg and Mariah Timms - USA Today

Protesters gather and hold banners in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, as part of a nationwide "Protect Mueller" campaign demanding that Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)
WASHINGTON - Protesters nationwide are staging massive rallies from New York to Los Angeles to support special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, which they fear may be ended due to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Read More

‘He can stop everything’: Hundreds rally against Trump’s new AG, fear Russia probe in jeopardy

By Max Londberg - The Cincinnati Enquirer

Demonstrators complete a loop of downtown during a nationwide protest following the resignation of attorney general Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker at Piatt Park in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Photo: Sam Greene)
Several hundred people wound through Downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, some clutching signs calling for President Donald Trump to pay deference to law and order. Read More

Phil’s message to the Ohio Democratic Party in 2018

By Phil Heimlich - @OhioDems on Twitter

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