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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Connie Schultz

Connie Schultz is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicated. Schultz won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. She has also published two books: Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths -- a collection of her previously published columns -- and ...and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man, which chronicled her experiences on the campaign trail with her husband, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.

Ruby Bridges, Rockwell, DeVos

This Is ‘The Problem We All Live With’

On the morning of Nov. 14, 1960, the marshals drove Ruby and her mother to her new school, just five blocks from her home. Two of the men walked in front her, and two behind. Four years later, this historic moment appeared on the cover of Look magazine, in a painting by Norman Rockwell titled “The Problem We All Live With.”

February 18, 2017
Time Travelers

Dear Time Travelers: Welcome To 2017

I first noticed this influx of visitors from the past — men, mostly — shortly after the election. Filling my email inbox. Trolling my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Offering one unsolicited directive after another about how women should be conducting themselves. Lately, I’m wondering whether time travel isn’t contagious. Spreads like a syndrome maybe.

February 10, 2017
Children, Protests, Women's March

What Do We Tell Our Children?

Trump has been behaving, in word and deed, in ways that most of us raise our children to understand are unacceptable. How do we explain this to our children? Well, we tell them what we’ve always told them. We do not lie. We do not bully. We do not hate. Because we are Americans, and this is our country to save.

February 2, 2017
Liar in chief, Trump

There Are No Alternative Facts, It’s Called Lying

Every time I hear another lie come out of Trump’s mouth — about his inauguration crowd (smaller than Barack Obama’s and the Women’s March), voter fraud (it didn’t exist), the media’s accusing him of attacking the intelligence community (he compared them to the Nazis) — I feel as if I’m back in junior high school trying to break up with the boy my mother warned me wasn’t stable.

January 27, 2017
Obama, Malia

Obama Gave His Daughter A Kindle And Filled It With Books

Our president gave his teenage daughter a Kindle, and he filled it with books. That small yet enormous detail brings it home. There is no replacing this president, and what comes next is sinking in. The distance between what was and what will be seems so vast.

January 19, 2017
The press post-mortem, CNN

A Call For Activists For Journalism

Still, journalists get squeamish at the notion of being activists for anything, for obvious reasons. But that’s what we need to be now. We must let our readers and viewers know how we do what we do and why it matters. It’s clear that the angriest of Trump supporters feel emboldened by his election and his behavior ever since.

January 12, 2017
An anti-Trump demonstrator protests outside the venue where Republican U.S. Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Anaheim, California U.S. May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

We Are Not The Enemy

Mr. Trump, we are not the enemy. We are patriots, in all our forms. We are committed to championing what already made America great, which includes our First Amendment rights to pursue the truth and say what’s on our minds. We will challenge you as president, as true patriots often do.

January 5, 2017
Cleveland, Obama

Here We Are, On The Brink Of What Comes Next

Too often since Election Day, I’ve been one of the despondent millions openly bemoaning what 2016 has wrought and wanting it over. But for now, for just this moment, let’s celebrate that here we are, you and I, on the brink of another year. May we cherish those who keep us human and acknowledge our incredible luck that we’re still here.

December 29, 2016

Hope Starts With Christmas

Character is revealed not by who we are when things are going our way but in the people we become when everything seems to be going wrong. Never have I been more worried about the future of our country, but I’m no quitter.

December 24, 2016
Abortion

Another Day, Another Abortion Restriction

Right-wing extremists who support laws such as this are driven by an insatiable desire to shame women. Most of these legislators are men whose maleness exempts them from ever knowing what it feels like to have no control over their bodies or their daily lives.

December 15, 2016
News

A Perfect Holiday Gift: Subscribe To The News

Democracy cannot thrive without journalists who hold accountable those elected to protect it. Let’s invest in the future of journalism, while we still can.

December 8, 2016
Flag burning protected under First Amendment

One Amendment, Five Freedoms

What a thing of beauty, our First Amendment. Think about it: In only 45 words, it lays out five constitutional rights. It’s pure poetry.

December 1, 2016

Thanksgiving Starts With Gratitude

Like millions of other Americans, I am worried about the future of our country under President Donald Trump. I have felt overwhelmed at times, but I am grateful to be tethered to this world. I am loyal to life, still.

November 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton at debate

Sexism? Misogyny? That’s So Last Week

The new narrative is that we — including people of color and women — must understand the anger of the white working class. It’s the economy, insist their shiny new defenders. I cherish my working class roots, but I caution against romanticizing them.

November 17, 2016
Media normalizing Trump

No, Let’s Not Congratulate Him

Trump stands for so much of what we’d dared to hope was behind us as a country. Bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia. This new job title will not change who he is. Don’t ask us to congratulate him. Not today. Not this week. Not ever, probably.

November 10, 2016
Trump supporters use bullying tactics to scare people at the polls

What A Surprise: Trumpsters As Bullies

Has Trump inspired grown men to bully women like me? Sure. And don’t they look silly? Glad you can see us, boys. On Election Day, you’re going to hear us, too.

November 3, 2016
Children divorce halloween

For Children, A Holiday From Divorce

For too many children of divorce, this is the season for worry and heartbreak as people who are supposed to be parents surrender all claims to the honor.

October 27, 2016
Michelle Obama speaks out against Trump's comments

And Then Michelle Obama Showed Up

Michelle Obama is the face and the voice of the new political spouse. She’s using all of her power to help other women lay claim to their own, and she is going to help elect the first woman to be president of the United States.

October 21, 2016
Donald Trump supporters at a rally in Nevada

Stop Trying To Understand Trump Supporters

For months now, I’ve been trying to understand our fellow Americans who support Trump, the champion of racism, xenophobia and misogyny. I’m done trying to understand them.

October 19, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with his workers after he landed on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Donald Trump Sees Working Class Chumps

Trump is a bloviating billionaire who built his riches on the backs of mistreated employees. Now he is masquerading as a presidential candidate who cares about the people I come from.

October 5, 2016

The Cincinnati Enquirer Endorses Hillary, And Other Miracles

The last time The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed a Democrat for president was in 1916, when Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election during World War I.

September 29, 2016
clinton won first debate

Hillary Clinton, Everywoman

Women across America are full of stories about female family members who powered through illness to take care of their families and keep their jobs. So often, their stories are autobiographical, because this is one tradition that dies hard.

September 16, 2016

Trump Speaks, Children Listen

Earlier this summer, I was walking through the Miami airport with my 8-year-old grandson when I looked around and noticed I suddenly wasn’t. I saw him a few feet away, walked over, and looked up to see a familiar CNN clip of Donald Trump’s interview with Jake Tapper.

August 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton - martyr of the year

Voting Like a Woman

“We women have moved on, you see, and one of the things we left behind is men like Donald Trump.” Sometimes it’s true that women think alike. Because every time Donald Trump makes such statements about women, millions of us look at him and think the same thing: Oh, I know you.

August 4, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton points at President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S., July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

That Hillary

My mother was no different from so many women you think you know. They’re full of dreams and other secrets they keep to themselves out of modesty and a certainty that no one would care anyway. But this week, because of Hillary Clinton, their stories are seeping out.

July 29, 2016