Winners and Losers

Ups to Antioch and The Drop, down with Boehner and Bronson


ANTIOCH COLLEGE: Financially troubled Antioch College in Yellow Springs is getting a new lease on life. The campus, closed since last year, is being bought by a group of alumni for $6 million. The group plans to reopen the school in about two years as an independent college unrelated to Antioch’s campuses in Los Angeles, Seattle, Santa Barbara, Calif., and New Hampshire.


JOHN BOEHNER:The easy-to-lampoon congressman from West Chester is better known for his overly shellacked hairstyle and his “policy proposals” that are always skimpy on the details. Republican Boehner sunk to a new low last week, however, when he called the Democrat-backed climate-change bill “a piece of shit” in an interview. Here’s a pile for you, Boehner.


DROP INN CENTER: There are a lot of misconceptions about the Drop Inn Center homeless shelter in Over-the-Rhine. Now the Drop Inn is getting some valuable help in relating its mission to the world. Strata-G Communications marketing group recently redesigned the shelter’s Web site ( for free, to help it better explain its purpose.


PETER BRONSON: The arch-conservative Enquirer columnist regularly distorts facts to fit his hard-right agenda. But when Bronson criticized U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on his blog, he relied on an outright lie. Bronson posted a photo of Franken wearing a diaper and holding a stuffed animal while writing, “there must be some great ads to be made from Franken’s clips and quips.” Except the pic is a known fake, doctored in 2004 by the state GOP. Do a little research, Pete.

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