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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey. Syria's main rebel units, known together as the Free Syrian Army, regrouped in December under a unified rebel command called the Supreme Military Council, following promises of more military assistance once a central council was in place. The Western-backed council is headed by Gen. Salim Idriss, who defected from the Syrian army, and a 30-member group of senior officers. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
A week has passed since Republican lawmakers delayed implementation of much-needed rules for evaluating sponsors of charter schools. They did so through the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The hope was that by now, John Kasich would have taken charge, the governor making plain his determination to issue an emergency rule.