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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. When I heard that Hillary Clinton had selected Pennsylvania Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, it shocked me. I wasn’t shocked because Sen. Kaine is a bad choice. He is a great choice. I was shocked because the two least popular major party candidates in history...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 11:13 AM

I got a call last week from my old friend Bubba back home. For maybe the first time ever, instead of beginning with a monolog of his latest woes, he asked what I’ve been up to. “Work, mostly,” I said. This is what...

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...

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:26 PM

I’m not sure if my little bride was visited by an angel of the Lord before she got me my first ever riding mower for Father’s Day this year, but it sure has been a godsend, as, for the past month or so, my grass has required cutting...

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:23 PM

I had something of an epiphany this week. It came slowly, and as a result of several things. Starting with reporting from the Republican National Convention. I wasn't able to watch, being out of town most of the week for one thing or...

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...

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...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 10:59 AM

I am getting ready to board my last plane home, from New York to Kansas City. The last 10 days in Spain and France have been amazing. Despite the beautiful sights and unique culture, I am excited to be nearly home. Vacation with my...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Welcome to the 2016 Republican National Convention. It has been a lot of things, but it hasn’t been boring. If you starred in a soap opera or reality television show, you had a good shot at a speaking spot. Of...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 6:27 PM

“Otis Crater was late for the fanciers’ organizational meeting at the Cherokee Lounge for good reason. He had just stabbed a U-Totem attendant following a discussion of the economic impact of a five-cent price...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

CLEVELAND — As Donald J. Trump made his exhilarating run through the Republican primaries, the last thing anyone would have predicted was that the culmination of his takeover of the GOP would be, well, boring. People expected...

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