David DeWitt/Ohio Capital Journal

David DeWitt/Ohio Capital Journal

David DeWitt is the editor-in-chief of the Ohio Capital Journal, a sister publication of the Arizona Mirror and a member of the States Newsroom network of local news organizations. He has more than 15 years experience covering Ohio government, politics and policy, including education, health care, crime and courts, poverty, state and local government, business, labor, energy, environment, and social issues.


Happy Pride Month. Creepy, bully Republican lawmakers are fixated on assaulting our community.

By: - June 1, 2023

Happy Pride Month, America, where LGBTQ+ people are under constant assault by bully Republican lawmakers who are weirdly obsessed with our community, especially the transgender members of it. Transgender people — especially transgender people of color — have been leading the activist charge toward LGBTQ+ human rights and equality since the beginning, literally throwing the […]


LGBTQ kids need protection from bullies and violence, not adults targeting and bullying them too

By: - February 3, 2023

I grew up in a struggling, post-industrial Ohio town in the 1990s where ignorance and intolerance often reigned. I stood up to bullies my whole life, and when put under physical threat, I fought them. No bully can intimidate me, and so even though I was definitely a weird kid, I was also funnier, smarter, […]


Economic inequality keeps getting worse, along with America’s toxic, corrupt politics

By: - September 30, 2022

The most reliable economic fact for nearly 50 years is that American wealth and income inequality continues to explode. Alongside that we’ve seen rampant corruption and the toxic debasement of our politics. Meanwhile, hard-working American families continue to suffer enormous hardship from poverty wages; childhood and family hunger; limited access to basic personal needs, transportation, […]


We have the tools to build an extraordinary civilization. We ought to use them.

By: - April 29, 2022

Too often, sharing the news feels like being a messenger of madness. Every day, foundational democratic institutions suffer sustained assault while a corrupt, extremist right-wing tyranny over politics and policy reigns in state capitals across the nation. As important as it is to chronicle the “first draft of history” by finding the facts and holding […]