Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Other Side of Brain Drain

I was sitting at home in New York City reading my Wall Street Journal when I came across an article about Terra Botanical Gin, a high-end boutique libation from a company called Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington, Indiana. After Googling the name, I found the gin was also recently reviewed in the New York Times. I’m an Indiana native who went to school in Bloomington, and I wondered how a microdistillery in a Midwestern college town managed to grab this kind of top-tier media placement.

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Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How to Save a Dying Suburb

East Cleveland, a suburb contiguous to Cleveland, Ohio, has lost 36.7 percent of its population just since 2000. Its population is 93 percent black and its poverty rate is 42.6 percent. The city is classified as fiscally distressed by the state of Ohio. Its budget has fallen from $16 to $10 million in about six years, and nearly half the city’s workforce was laid off during that time. In 2016, the city petitioned the state to be allowed to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.  Last winter, the state d…