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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 »»

Iovi ed bovi: Teflon Hillary standard apparent in non-indictment decision

July 11, 2016 There is a classic Latin epigram about double standards that resounds in the aftermath of the FBI’s surrender this week to the corruptocracy: “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s non-indictment may not help her in campaign

July 10, 2016 Unindicted co-conspirator: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the emails ca. more »»

Who or what is responsible for starting war against Islam?

July 10, 2016 Carnage in the Middle East has become mundane lately, but the most recent attacks by ISIL on Muslim holy sites during a holy month grotesquely charring Muslim bodies breaking their Muslim holy fast... more »»

Great Britain, Blair painfully revisit decision to invade Iraq

July 10, 2016 WASHNGTON — As if our British brethren aren’t experiencing enough angst over leaving the European Union, they’re now being confronted with looking back at their leaders’ decision 13 years ago to... more »»

Volkswagen, Flint speak to major regulatory deficiencies

July 10, 2016 The Flint water crisis and the Volkswagen emissions scandal point pretty clearly to the dangers of one dynamic: the rhetorical broadsides against the government regulatory community, and the rush to... more »»



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