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Updated Jul 30, 2016 at 12:54 AM

Now that the DNC four-day, multi-network infomercial is mercifully finished, the memory of the RNC version grows a bit dim, except for nominee Donald John Trump’s speech that ripped the wallpaper off the Quicken Loans Arena. According to him, life in America today is dark, dangerous, dismal, dystopian, full of doom and the only light on the horizon is coming from the blinding white teeth of the "Blue Collar Billionaire" himself.

Updated Jul 30, 2016 at 12:52 AM

The Republican National Convention was, despite conservative objections to the contrary, a dark affair. But to say that is not to be critical. To say that is to be practical, clear-eyed and observant.

Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 10:11 AM

The death penalty just became a whole lot more interesting with Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate. By selecting Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton chose one of the few Democratic governors who, like her husband Bill...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM

I’m so old, I read George Orwell’s “1984” in 1984.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Should I adjust the asset allocation in my 401(k) to take my husband's investments into account?'

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Sustained North Korea threats, and nuclear weapon and missile tests, have led the Obama administration and Prime Minister Park Geun-hye’s government of South Korea to agree to deploy the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defense)...

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 9:56 AM

Referred to originally as the “new wagon bridge,” the Franklin Street span would replace Old Tooth Picks, the old wagon and foot bridge built in 1848. With the first pilings driven in 1906 by the Marsh Bridge Company of Des Moines, Iowa,...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Have you ever had an idea that was a really good idea, but when you finally came up with the idea, it was too late to make it become a reality?I know I have. I did just this week.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Donald Trump joined a very short list Thursday night. There aren’t many people who can say that they have been named a candidate for President of the United States by one of the country’s two major parties.That is a rare honor.

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, “Who here doesn’t need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second chance.”

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM

CLEVELAND — In modern politics, party conventions aren’t about selecting the nominee; voters take care of that through primaries and caucuses. The conventions are for firing up the party for the campaign ahead, and for reintroducing its candidate to...

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