Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

April 19, 2016

While residential towers scale the Columbus skyline, they’re clamoring for the bottom in another respect.  Columbus maintains a generous property tax abatement on downtown condominiums and apartments, which reduces the taxes paid on property value for residents in targeted areas.  Designed to rejuvenate the downtown district, these tax breaks canRead More

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

Shaping the Skyline: Property Taxes and Urban Revitalization

April 19, 2016

While residential towers scale the Columbus skyline, they’re clamoring for the bottom in another respect.  Columbus maintains a generous property tax abatement on downtown condominiums and apartments, which reduces the taxes paid on property value for residents in targeted areas.  Designed to rejuvenate the downtown district, these tax breaks canRead More

The Echo Chamber: How and Why the Media Stretches the Truth

The Echo Chamber: How and Why the Media Stretches the Truth

July 29, 2016

“Good morning, it’s Monday and I’m here…,” “Hello friends, it’s Monday and I’m on the floor of the Republican National Convention.” Momentarily rattled, I checked my watch to confirm that it was still just Sunday afternoon. It seemed to be a theme that would pop up again and again: changingRead More

Rehabilitation: A Commentary on Rape Culture

Rehabilitation: A Commentary on Rape Culture

June 7, 2016

On January 18, 2015, two passerbys caught Brock Turner on top of a woman behind a dumpster near the Stanford University campus. In March of this year, Brock Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Two months later, the defendant was sentenced to six months in countyRead More