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But if Portman can turn around on one issue once he realizes how it touches his family personally, shouldn’t he take some time to think about how he might feel about other issues that don’t happen to touch him personally? Obviously the answers to complicated public policy questions don’t just directly fall out of the emotion of compassion. But what Portman is telling us here is that on this one issue, his previous position was driven by a lack of compassion and empathy. Once he looked at the issue through his son’s eyes, he realized he was wrong. Shouldn’t that lead to some broader soul-searching? Is it just a coincidence that his son is gay, and also gay rights is the one issue on which a lack of empathy was leading him astray? That, it seems to me, would be a pretty remarkable coincidence. The great challenge for a senator isn’t to go to Washington and represent the problems of his own family. It’s to try to obtain the intellectual and moral perspective necessary to represent the problems of the people who don’t have direct access to the corridors of power.

- Rob Portman and the politics of narcissism.

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Attention anyone who hasn’t gotten me a gift yet…

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Attention anyone who hasn’t gotten me a gift yet…

Oh, hey, downtown Columbus made Wednesday’s episode of South Park.

Oh, hey, downtown Columbus made Wednesday’s episode of South Park.

NBC just called OHIO for Obama, putting him over the top.

You’re welcome, America.

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Let’s do this.

Let’s do this.

fuckyeahohio:

It’s Guided By Voices month in Dayton, Ohio!

fuckyeahohio:

It’s Guided By Voices month in Dayton, Ohio!

After a few weeks of seriously unseasonably warm weather, today was actually kind of a normal temperature for late March.

AND IT FUCKING PISSED ME OFF.

It’s March in Ohio.

It’s March in Ohio.

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