Red meat gets bloody: The Bill Cunningham brouhaha continues, as Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters takes responsibility for booking Cunningham as the warm-up act for Sen. John McCain's Cincinnati appearance Tuesday. Deters tells The Enquirer he agreed with everything Cunningham said, though McCain denounced the comments strongly after his rally.
The Enquirer's front-page story today picks up the theme I discussed yesterday — that Cunningham embodies the conservative base of the Republican Party that already feels alienated from McCain and that McCain's harsh reaction to Cunningham's "red meat" comments will only further alienate right wingers. Sen. Mike DeWine, McCain's Ohio campaign chairman, basically said conservatives have nowhere to go with their November vote besides McCain and doesn't seem worried.
Name game: Speaking of Barack Hussein Obama, Salon has a good feature on Semitic names in American history.
Art for Change: Local artists and musicians host an event in Over-the-Rhine tonight to create one-of-a-kind "Obama for President" yard signs.
Learn about climate change: Also tonight, Imago hosts a free screening of the documentary Marching for Action on Climate Change.
— John Fox