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GOP says it’s midnight in America

July 26, 2016 In 1984, Hal Riney, a San Francisco advertising man, wrote and narrated “Morning in America,” which became the signature television commercial of Republican Ronald Reagan’s winning re-election... more »»

No unity, no victory

July 25, 2016 Conventions are usually pretty boring affairs, but this week’s Republican convention was anything but. Apparently, Donald Trump thinks that’s a good thing for the party he now leads. more »»

Donald Trump’s ‘other people’s money’ campaign vs. Clinton’s standard tactics

July 24, 2016 Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line with the modus operandi of his campaign. more »»

Please, donate the gift of life

July 24, 2016 Just recently, my wife, Sandy, and I were again given the opportunity to volunteer for the Run for Life 5-10k walk/run. more »»

A resuscitated GOP convention

July 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — The shaky facade of party unity that the Trump campaign has sought to construct at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland endured a stiff test Wednesday night when it risked th... more »»

RNC message: Be very afraid

July 23, 2016 My first up-close glimpse into the enduring power of political fearmongering came through a two-way mirror in 2006. more »»

You know what they say ...

July 22, 2016 CLEVELAND — Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much. This is especially so if you’re Melania Trump on opening night at the Republican National Convention. more »»

Notes from the convention hall

July 21, 2016 Inside the convention hall in the Quicken Loans Arena, the first day of the historic Republican National Convention started out slow, but once it got going, it really got going. more »»

Convention protests mesmerizing, meaningful

July 20, 2016 It was a long first day in Cleveland for our half of the 8-18 Media news team covering the Republican National Convention. We had walked all day in the blistering heat to get press passe. more »»

Another stepping-stone to oblivion

July 19, 2016 The first very first ‘’presidential’’ test in public for every nominee for the White House is the selection of a vice presidential running mate. more »»

No quick fixes possible for prejudice, bigotry

July 18, 2016 Americans are increasingly pessimistic about race relations, nearly eight years after many of us hoped we had ushered in a new, post-racial era with the election of the first African-American... more »»

Will national conventions change delegate selection rules — again?

July 17, 2016 When the Republican and Democratic national conventions gather in successive weeks in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively, one item on their plates will be reconsideration of their parties’... more »»

Unclear how long Sanders’ ‘revolution’ will actually last

July 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — In his long-awaited endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders’ words were adequate but the music was missing. more »»

FBI director Comey’s Clinton probe is deja vu all over again

July 17, 2016 When James Comey announced his decision not to recommend the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for the misuse of classified information, it was not his first investigation of Clinton that ended without... more »»

Prohibit guns on drones, protect peoples’ privacy

July 17, 2016 Flying guns might not be something you worried about on the way to work today, but lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Michigan House to make sure you never have to. more »»

‘Hootchy-kootchy’ at Fox News?

July 16, 2016 What to make of Gretchen Carlson’s suit against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes alleging sexual harassment? If Ailes did demand sex as a condition of her employment and Carlson can prove it, then she’... more »»

Ready or not, here comes Trump

July 15, 2016 For weeks now, many of us who live in Cleveland have been fielding questions about how safe we feel about the Republican National Convention’s coming to our city next week. more »»

Brown an honest broker of truth

July 14, 2016 NEW YORK — By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn’t mind seeing him play a larger national role. more »»

Race narrative rearing its ugly head

July 13, 2016 In just the last few days, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five non-African-American police officers were shot an... more »»

Post-Comey, Clinton still best choice

July 12, 2016 Even though Democrat Hillary Clinton continues to lead Republican Donald Trump in nearly all major public polls, the answer to one question in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll had t... more »»



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