Profile of The RP/No Labels in ThisWeek Community News

Columbus, Ohio’s community newspapers — ThisWeek Community News —  ran a feature on tonight’s panel at the Ohio Historical Society, that features The RP’s introduction of No Labels, discussed here earlier today.  Here’s an excerpt:


After nearly two decades in public service, about half in elective office, Jonathan Miller had had enough.

Elected twice as a Kentucky state treasurer and later appointed secretary of finance, he watched the partisan nastiness grow out of control.

“I call myself and consider myself a recovering politician,” he said. “The system is a mess. Hyperpartisanship is the cornerstone of the problem. That’s where we’ve really deteriorated.”

Miller, a Democrat, might have gotten out of politics, but he’s still trying to fix the system.

The 45-year-old is co-founder of No Labels, a Washington, D.C.,-based movement seeking bipartisan political reform.

The Ohio Historical Society and No Labels will host a panel discussion on “Bridging the Divide” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, addressing Ohio’s role as a battleground state for the 2012 presidential election. The event, to be held at the historical society, 800 E. 17th Ave., is free and open to the public, although a donation to the historical society is recommended.

Panelists include former Republican Gov. Bob Taft; Democratic state Sen. Charleta Tavares; Tom Suddes, an editorial writer for the Plain Dealer; and political consultant Gene Pierce. Ann Fisher, host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU Public Media (89.7 FM), will be moderating.

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