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David C. DeWitt

David C. DeWitt

Ohio Capital Journal Editor David C. DeWitt is an award-winning journalist with over 15 years experience covering Ohio politics and policy. He has worked for the National Journal, The New York Observer, The Athens NEWS and Plunderbund.com covering topics such as education, health care, crime and courts, poverty, government, business, labor, energy, environment and social issues. His work has also appeared in Government Executive, the Columbus Dispatch, Girlfriends magazine, Bleacher Report and the Ashtabula Star Beacon, among others.

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A Republic, if we can keep it: Now is not the time for despair, but renewed and relentless action

By: - July 4, 2022

Most of us have heard the tale: As Benjamin Franklin walked out of Independence Hall after the Constitutional Convention in 1787, someone shouted out, “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin is said to have responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” This Independence Day, many Americans feel betrayed and […]

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David C. DeWitt: Remembering lessons from my grandfather after losing him to COVID-19

By: - December 15, 2020

Last week, I drove up to Ashtabula to deliver a remembrance of my grandpa after he passed from complications due to COVID-19 on Nov. 29. His funeral mass was only be attended by some members of my immediate family. I wasn’t able to get close to them, as I wasn’t yet out of the isolation […]

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Column: End HIV stigma and discrimination, and then we can end HIV

By: - February 21, 2020

It’s a weird word to use, but in many ways I’m lucky — lucky because I only had to watch one friend die as his HIV progressed to AIDS. It was the early 2000s, and I was still a teenager. I wasn’t out yet. I was so angry when Billy died because I didn’t understand. […]