Tag: Ohio

The death penalty and open data

One of the most memorable lectures I sat through in law school occurred in my first year criminal law class. The professor was grilling us on the reasons why anyone might support the death penalty. We came up with seven or eight, maybe nine. And while they weren’t mutually exclusive, some of them had nothing to do with any of…

This Week in Open

This week’s news roundup and events list brings more than just graduations and pollen. To keep up with the growing open data ecosystem in Northeast Ohio, sign up for our blog feed, follow us on Twitter or visit and like us on Facebook. NEWS: In honor of Memorial Day, please check out the Veterans Affairs open data portal. Its features…

Op-ed: More local government transparency needed for Ohio campaign finance data

The following oped appeared in the print version of The Plain Dealer on Sunday, April 26, 2015 (yeah, Sunday circulation!), and online here at cleveland.com. Please share your thoughts about it there or below, and thanks to the editorial page editors for selecting this important content. At a public meeting in Oakland, California, early in 2014, an analyst with the city’s…