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Connie Schultz
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Don’t Bother. They’re Here.

All these years — 61 and counting — and not once have I been associated with a mob. Until now.

October 14, 2018

Our Memories Are Long, Our Resolve Unshakable

So many of us women, so many men who love us — we knew this was coming.

October 5, 2018

A String Of Hope

Every morning in our home, one of the first things I see is a necklace I cherish but have never worn.

September 30, 2018
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Nothing Normal About Allegations Against Teenager Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist and professor, has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when he was 17, and she was 15.

September 21, 2018
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Geoffrey Owens Is A Real Somebody

Fox so-called News published the photos, too, with this headline: “‘Cosby Show’ actor Geoffrey Owens spotted bagging groceries at NJ Trader Joe’s.”

September 8, 2018

What I Want to Remember About John McCain

On May 14, 1973, two months after John McCain’s release from a North Vietnamese prison, U.S. News & World Report published his 43-page essay about what he had endured there.

September 2, 2018
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A Young Woman Dies, And Republicans See Only A Road To Victory

On the day she disappeared last month, Mollie Tibbetts had left her boyfriend’s home in a small town in Iowa to go for run.

August 23, 2018
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

It Doesn’t Matter What We Think Of Omarosa

Last December, Manigault Newman was fired by the White House. In the ensuing months, she summoned all of the lessons she learned from Trump during her time on “The Apprentice” and used them against him.

August 17, 2018

Good Golly, Ohio

There are 3,435 provisional ballots yet to be counted. If O’Connor and Balderson are less than half a percentage point apart, state law requires a recount.

August 9, 2018

Love For A Child Isn’t So Simple Anymore

“He’s been like that since I got him back,” his mother said. “He doesn’t want to talk to anyone.”

August 3, 2018
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The Real Reason Trump Hates Journalists So Deeply

“‘Thank you for your service, the First Amendment is so important right now.'”

July 26, 2018
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In Our Age Of Anxiety, A Restorative Pause

On Monday, the president of the United States sided with Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community. The world erupted. Here at home, prominent voices accused Trump of betrayal and even treason.

July 21, 2018
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Mr. Rogers And Parents At The Border

This is Donald Trump’s version of America, and we have yet to fully comprehend the impact of this trauma he has been willing to inflict on all of those innocent young children.

July 16, 2018
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After The Attack In Annapolis, The Anger Stage Of Grief

With dwindling resources and shrinking staffs, these journalists work harder than ever to reflect the depth and breadth of life unfolding around them.

July 5, 2018

Let’s Not Confuse Civility With Surrender

Before I sat down to write this column about what it means to be civil in today’s political climate, I took my dog for a walk through our neighborhood.

July 1, 2018
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A Teenager’s Visit To The Border — And The Mile That Changed Her

If she wanted to, 17-year-old Mary Grace Geise could pretend that what is happening to migrants at our southern border has nothing to do with her lucky life.

June 21, 2018
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After Border Cruelty, No More Excuses For Trump

So no, I am not interested in listening to why Trump “isn’t all bad,” and for the life of me, I can’t imagine how anyone still says that out loud.

June 15, 2018

Round Up The Parents; Lose The Children

Salma Sabala, who works at the nursery with her mother and sister, told WNWO-TV that undercover officers initially misled employees by showing up in their break room with boxes from Dunkin’ Donuts.

June 8, 2018
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We Already Knew This About Roseanne Barr

So no, I did not like Roseanne Barr’s show, ever. In its original form, the series gave educated, well-off Americans an excuse to cling to their stereotypes of us.

June 1, 2018

A Singular Mother

At the last minute, with an unfortunate combination of bad news and gratuitous drama, the divorced father was unable to attend his daughter’s wedding.

May 24, 2018

You, Too, Would Do This To Save The Life Of Your Child

Three decades later, Donald Trump nominated Sessions as U.S. attorney general, and the Republican Senate majority ushered him in.

May 12, 2018
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Well, Good For Michelle Wolf, Anyway

Things are happening at warp speed these days, and maybe you’ve already moved on from comedian Michelle Wolf’s performance at last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Alas, I haven’t. Not just yet. The annual dinner is that one night of the year when Washington journalists try to act as if it were perfectly normal […]

May 3, 2018

Tapes Reveal NFL Owners’ Mixed Emotions About Trump And Race

Trump was most likely referring to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started kneeling during the pregame national anthem. He did this to draw attention to racial oppression and inequality in the U.S., and he was soon joined by dozens of other players — most, but not all, of them black.

April 26, 2018
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Barbara Bush Was All That

I never thought Barbara Bush would remind me of my working-class mother, but there it is. When I read these two accounts, in the wake of Bush’s death this week at age 92, I thought of my mom and the way she openly marveled at how I, her college-educated firstborn, thrived in the throes of the feminist movement.

April 20, 2018
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) waits to meet India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (not pictured), before Modi speaks at a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber in Capitol Hill, Washington, U.S., June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Paul Ryan’s Family Legacy

It is just as true that putting family first can mean doing everything one can to oppose the continued harm this president is inflicting on families across the country. This requires one to define family as something bigger than the number of people living under your roof. One must also be willing to go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump in defense of other families.

April 14, 2018