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Monday, September 25, 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.

Spicer, Press

All Is Not Forgiven, Sean Spicer

On his first full day as president, Donald Trump showed up at the CIA, described journalists as “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” and accused them of making up stuff about him. He blamed journalists for a perceived rift between him and the intelligence agencies — failing to mention that earlier that same month, he had compared the intelligence community to Nazis. Trump also said journalists had deliberately underreported the size of his inauguration crowd. Why, 1.5 million people showed up, he brayed.

September 22, 2017
Andrew Hawkins of the Cleveland Browns makes a catch on November 30, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York

All Rise, Or Not, For The United States Of Football

This column isn’t about baseball. It’s about Cleveland Browns football players, the national anthem and a police union president who has a habit of making us sound like a town of time travelers who just arrived with a thud from somewhere in the 1950s.

September 16, 2017
Lifestyle, Entertainment, Teens, Smartphones, Techonolgy, Internet,Pew Survey

Remember When You, Too, Were A Dreamer?

Did you move around much as a child? Was one of your parents in the military, or did one work for a company that transferred employees with abandon? You were just getting used to your new school, your new friends, your new neighborhood and — boom — you had to leave. But if at least one of your parents was with you, you could tell yourself you would be OK. Or not. Some parents are scary.

September 7, 2017

There Is No Pardoning Joe Arpaio

In this perilous time for our country, I feel the need to keep reminding people that our words reveal us. When President Trump says “some very fine people” marched with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who inflicted their hate on Charlottesville, Virginia, it’s clear which side he’s on. When Joe Arpaio says it’s “an honor” to be lumped with the KKK, there’s no doubt how he feels about the people this hate group targets.

September 5, 2017
trump

Let’s Not Mirror Trump

This week the City Club has stirred up things again by inviting Corey Lewandowski, a former campaign manager for Donald Trump. He is not a president, but he influences our current one. He is also, in my view, a full-time troll.

July 22, 2017
Senate Health Bill

No Recess For The American Public

Two hours later, I stood with a loved one in an emergency room in small-town Ohio and got an earful from the nurse taking care of him. The nurse, with more than 20 years in the profession, had spent the workday running nonstop and hadn’t heard the news. When I told her, she was relieved — and outraged.

June 29, 2017
woman

Run, Woman, Run

“What I’m seeing this year are women who aren’t waiting to be asked,” Walsh said. “You know that line, ‘If we aren’t at the table, we’re on the menu’? Well, a lot of women feel they’re on the chopping block. What they care about is in jeopardy, and they’re not sitting on the sidelines anymore.”

June 23, 2017

A Gunman Shoots, And We Become A Family

This has been increasingly true since Jan. 8, 2011, when a gunman shot then-Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head and killed six others in a supermarket parking lot. All congressional spouses, as we’re often called, can tell you where they were when they first heard about that tragedy.

June 15, 2017
Trump family values: Outraged calls flood House Oversight Committee phone lines over conflicts of interest

Poor Eric Trump

Instead of weaving yet another magical tale about how the brothers Trump are now rulers of the family empire and keeping it totally separate from Daddy’s day job, Eric instead vented his simmering rage against the Democrats. He did this in a rant to Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity.

June 8, 2017
Jun 9, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Tadar Muhammad (right) and Jeremy Brustein (left) demonstrate in support of Tamir Rice outside of Quicken Loans Arena prior to game three of the NBA Finals. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps You Remember Tamir Rice

On Tuesday, Cleveland police announced that Timothy Loehmann, the officer who pulled the trigger within seconds of his arrival, has been fired. Not for killing Tamir. That wasn’t even mentioned. He was fired for lying on his job application with Cleveland police.

June 2, 2017

Cheer, Cheer For The Protesters Of Notre Dame

As protester Bryan Ricketts told CNN, after explaining how Pence’s homophobia has affected him as a gay man, many graduates at Notre Dame have been directly targeted by other policies — for example, those students and their families who are undocumented and who risked deportation to celebrate this milestone in their lives.

May 25, 2017
Democratic, healthy, resistance

Strange Fruit, 2017

Last weekend, several dozen white people, most of them male and all of them loud, swarmed Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest a City Council vote to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Similar protests have cropped up in New Orleans, where three statues commemorating the Confederacy were removed in recent weeks.

May 18, 2017
#Russia

#Russia

Chances are that no matter when you are reading this column, more has already been discovered about Comey’s firing. Just as surely, it’s bound to make us feel even worse about this Den of Disaster, formerly known as the White House — where, by the way, less than 24 hours after Comey was fired, Trump (presumably still president of the United States) met with #Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

May 11, 2017
Jordan Edwards

His Name Was Jordan Edwards

I wanted to start with these details about Jordan, because how else can we even try to comprehend his loss? I am writing from the city of Cleveland, where less than three years ago, another black boy, 12-year-old Tamir Rice, was shot and killed by police. If I learned anything from the immediate coverage after his death, it’s that we must emphasize early that this boy — this black boy — did not deserve to die. Jordan Edwards spent his last conscious moments in a car driven by his 16-year-old brother in another Dallas suburb.

May 5, 2017

For Hope, Stick With Millennials

These are the students filling my life these days. It’s my privilege to help them learn in whatever way I can. Sometimes I also remind them that there was a time when I was one of them, right down to the multiple jobs to make it through. However, I went to school with the help of low-interest student loans, government grants and the occasional scholarship. I graduated with barely $2,000 of debt.

April 27, 2017
Jorge Ramos Bill O'Reilly The O'Reilly Factor

O’Reilly’s Ouster Is No Victory For Women

I heard the news of O’Reilly’s dismissal just minutes after finishing up a day of teaching journalism at Kent State, where so many young women have shared personal stories about rape or sexual harassment. Their experiences sound so similar to those of my generation of women. So many of us believed back then that it would be different by now. So many of us were wrong. As one young rape survivor said to me the day after the election, “My country just told me that what happened to me doesn’t matter.”

April 20, 2017
Sean Spicer, Press Secretary

Sean Spicer’s Regret Is Not Enough

On the first day of Passover, Spicer attempted to cast Syria’s Bashar Assad, who recently used sarin gas on his own citizens, as more evil than Hitler. He did this by misrepresenting the Holocaust. “We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer said during a press briefing. “You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”

April 13, 2017
O'Reilly

Why Are Major Advertisers Dumping O’Reilly — But Sticking With Fox?

While many companies claim to be offended by the allegations of sexual harassment against Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly — for which Fox has paid big settlements — they’re still cool with the network that continues to enable him.

April 8, 2017
Trump voters

Dear Trump Voters: Now, Maybe You Try To Understand Us

I don’t want to coddle Trump voters, in the thin hope that this will coax out your regret for electing the most dangerous man to ever inhabit the White House. This would do nothing to mitigate the harm Trump is daily inflicting on this country.

March 23, 2017
Trump, Benghazi, Yemen Raid

Rush-SHA, Rush-SHA, Rush-SHA

House Intelligence Committee chair Nunes said he had seen no proof — not even Republican-style proof, which often starts as a shared quote from a Fox News morning show and escalates into a hearing by noon — that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump’s phones in Trump Tower.

March 16, 2017
Women Trump protests

For Women, What Comes Next?

It’s thrilling to see the throngs of women marching in the streets of America for the women of America. But one of the challenges of showing support for women in America is how to do this without excluding most of the women in America who need it most.

March 9, 2017
Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood: Quality Health Care For All Women

Off I went to Planned Parenthood, which accepted my insurance and treated me as if I were not invisible. They’re dangerous that way, those people, insisting on seeing us for who we are and filling us with ideas of how we still matter. I can see why right-wingers get alarmed.

March 2, 2017
Immigrants

New Rules, Same Humans

No matter how much undocumented immigrants pay in taxes and Social Security, and regardless of what they contribute to their communities, they are now more vulnerable than ever before. Something as simple as failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign can lead to one person’s deportation and the devastation of an entire family.

February 24, 2017
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