The Advertiser-Tribunehttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/category.detail/nav/5004/Local Columnsen-usMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:57:20 EDTMon, 22 Dec 2014 14:57:20 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRevitalize American manufacturing, innovationhttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/576145.htmlOne of my most important jobs is to advocate for working families in Ohio. Middle-class families have felt squeezed by the number of jobs going overseas, especially in the manufacturing sector.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTKeep Ohio workers and children out of povertyhttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/576032.htmlOhioans - many of whom work multiple jobs while taking care of their children - deserve tax relief. And workers who lose their jobs or their pensions due to no fault of their own deserve help with health bills.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTPowers in our government are out of balancehttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/575885.htmlThe following are a few thoughts amassed over my lifetime, but also influenced by things read and conversations had over these past few weeks.Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTDon't judge political candidates on single issuehttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/575710.htmlRepublicans could do far worse than naming Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, as their nominee for president in 2016. But they won't have that option. Portman revealed last week that, despite national speculation he may run for president, he will not do d.Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTShopping for fair-trade goods can make world a better placehttp://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/575499.htmlWant to make the world a better place? Perhaps you have heard of workers in developing countries who work long days, under miserable conditions, for pennies.Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT