How Rahm Bombed

On October 5, 2010, in Articles, by John Wellington Ennis

Where Karl Rove was “The Architect,” Rahm was more like the shady Chicago contractor you can’t get on the phone. He chose to intimidate those around him and the base he could take for granted, avoided fights with those provoking a fight, and cut favorable deals for the ones he should have been fighting.

A Race Against Big Money

On September 28, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Surya Yalamanchili — or simply, “Chili” — showed me how he has managed a streamlined campaign depending on individual donors while proving his moxie as a public servant by running his own show.

The Man Who Could Unseat John Boehner

On September 7, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Even in an Ohio that has been among the hardest hit by the economy, John Boehner has not let job insecurity threaten his tireless devotion to protect the rights of Wall Street executives and lobbyists.

White Man’s Burden: A History of Nationalism from Leonard Zeskind

On July 26, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

To ask Zeskind about the presence of the white nationalist voice today, he is obliged to provide an historical context for the part of America that has been innately intolerant.

Ohio Underdog: Surya Yalamanchili Wins Primary for U.S. House

On May 6, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

In a race that drew national attention in its closing days over allegations of race-baiting and conspiracies, the winner of the Democratic Primary for U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District is political newcomer Surya Yalamanchili.

Ohio Candidate Rebukes Keith Olbermann for Calling Him World’s Worst Person

On May 3, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

In this exclusive sit-down interview for The Huffington Post, David Krikorian takes the opportunity to respond to Keith Olbermann for naming Krikorian the “Worst Person in the World,” as well as hit back at those who had singled him out, particularly Ohio party leaders.

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt’s Contenders

On April 30, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Ohio has long been romanticized as a microcosm of America and a bellwether for national politics. Yet primary elections are a pivotal point in our democratic process, and it often goes ignored by the media and the public, even on the local level.

On the Ohio Campaign Trail: Jennifer Brunner’s Drive for U.S. Senate

On April 21, 2010, in Articles, Films in Production, by John Wellington Ennis

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner took the time to speak to me as she embarked on the maiden voyage of her “Courage Express” — a school bus with a shiny makeover, a modest alternative to the rock star-quality campaign tour bus that typically rents for two grand a week.