Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:18:41 -0800 Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate 5bf5daef3c9820ded752378e73384d8e Time Magazine Gets It Right: We've Changed for 12/06/2017 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It's that sleeved elbow in the Time cover photo &#8212; the one attached to an unidentified woman sitting to the right &#8212; that magnifies the message.</p> <p>Five elegant women &#8212; actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, Visa lobbyist Adama Iwu and Mexican agricultural worker Isabel Pascual &#8212; are pictured on the cover in all of their fierce glory.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 06, 2017</p> 22647a20f4626db51f99e6cd0bc9b537 Our Caribbean Families Are Your Fellow Americans for 11/30/2017 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>About a month after Hurricane Maria, I stopped at a UPS store to ask if it was still offering a discounted rate to ship supplies to St. Croix. </p> <p>The young manager shook her head even as she answered yes. <p>Updated: Thu Nov 30, 2017</p> 1bc16743a8a36d9ce8aa6b810295c771 'Tis Never the Season for Revenge Parenting for 11/22/2017 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Ever have one of those moments when you hear a song and it sums up exactly how you're feeling?</p> <p>It's as if someone, somewhere out there, heard the call of your heart and set it to music. Maybe for just a second or two, you think, "Yes, that, exactly that." And then you remind yourself to breathe.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 22, 2017</p> 766667e915245d2324b0ab1a60dede84 Our Country Turns to You, Alabama for 11/15/2017 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Like so many women in recent days, I've discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.</p> <p>My freshman portrait in my high school yearbook is smaller than most "forever" postage stamps. What a skinny, wide-eyed scaredy-cat I was back then. You could fit everything I knew about the world in one of the cups of my starter bra.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 15, 2017</p> ceb202dee7b418ac8f7e417d3f78fbec She Took On the Bully, and She Won for 11/08/2017 Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last January, John Carman returned from Donald Trump's inauguration apparently so puffed up that he decided to make fun of the much larger crowd at the Women's March the next day.</p> <p>This, in itself, is not news. There are plenty of men in America who would rather mock women than try to understand them. Carman, however, is one of nine elected members of Atlantic County's freeholder board in New Jersey.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 08, 2017</p> eca6d492c74d57fbf87803219a9ca488 Once Falsely Incarcerated, Now a Police Academy Graduate for 11/01/2017 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the fall of 2001, Michael Green walked out of prison after serving 13 years for a crime he did not commit.</p> <p>The story of his wrongful conviction is, in its particulars, an all-too-familiar one in America. He was accused by a white woman who had never seen a black man until she came to the Cleveland Clinic for cancer treatment. Michael had worked at the clinic for a short time, so police used his ID photo in lineups. Eventually, the woman, who had never before seen Michael Green, identified him as her rapist.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 01, 2017</p> a41c3bb4a6812d1b9e395cdb8e76149e Yes, It's Bad Out There, but You're Not Alone for 10/25/2017 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The young cashier smiled as she requested my driver's license to prove I was old enough to buy cabernet in Columbus, Ohio. I complied and thanked her for making my day.</p> <p>Something shoved against me, hard, and I teetered. I looked down at the grocery cart pressed against my hip and then at the man who had just pushed it there.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 25, 2017</p> e17f9d75f578a8ce0a61fa828c58fb6f 'He Didn't Even Remember His Name' for 10/18/2017 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>His name was La David T. Johnson.</p> <p>His wife's name is Myeshia Johnson.</p> <p>The congresswoman from Florida is Frederica Wilson.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 19, 2017</p> a5ac09f558c980f9e0dd4e88da820b75 This Dark Legacy of Harvey Weinstein Is Far From Over for 10/11/2017 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Here we are again, America, forced to face ourselves and wincing at our reflection.</p> <p>We now know, through reporting by The New York Times and The New Yorker, that Harvey Weinstein &#8212; one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and a big-time Democratic donor &#8212; bullied, demeaned and sexually assaulted women for decades. He also reportedly threatened to destroy their lives if they told anyone.</p> <p>Let's not play fast and loose with the "we" here. Most of us didn't know, but many &#8212; lots of those who worked with Weinstein, as well as others &#8212; surely did. For years and years, they knew. This is the classic, dangerous narrative of a powerful man licensed to be as free with his assaults as with his threats. Virtually nobody who could have stopped him did.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 11, 2017</p> cfa081f001ae285cc23e531afceec020 Such Empty Thoughts and Prayers for 10/04/2017 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>No matter how great one's faith in God, after yet another massacre of innocent people, it's impossible to believe that prayer alone is going to save us from ourselves.</p> <p>We're living and grieving this essential truth, no matter how many times we try to tell ourselves and anyone who will listen that with God, all things are possible. The older I get the more that sounds like blame, not credit. <span class="column--highlighted-text">I've always thought of God as a partner who expects us to do our part, which involves a whole lot more than singing, chanting or fingering the rosary and then thanking him for listening.</span><p>Updated: Wed Oct 04, 2017</p> ee15f4c9831a19e5c891ddf954c57e8d 'It Never Ends' for 09/27/2017 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Before I started attending Kent State in the fall of 1975, I was a kid living in small-town Ashtabula, Ohio, on the northern edge of a county by the same name, which had lost 26 servicemen in the Vietnam War. Our state total was 3,094, ranking us fifth in casualties.</p> <p>I don't remember seeing a single anti-war protest growing up that wasn't framed by the console of our TV. We were a working-class town full of boys with no college deferments whose first flights would be to Vietnam. By the late 1960s, it seemed you couldn't drive in any direction from our house without passing the home of a boy who had gone to Vietnam. My mother was on perennial casserole duty in those years, delivering a warm dish to one of three types of gatherings: a send-off, a homecoming or a wake.</p> <p>Nobody in our house was going to protest the war. Like most of the adults in our town, my parents would have seen that as an unforgivable act of betrayal.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 27, 2017</p> 7921dc09d2af832a2ddb0648102f0343 All Is Not Forgiven, Sean Spicer for 09/20/2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On his first full day as president, Donald Trump showed up at the CIA, described journalists as "among the most dishonest human beings on earth" and accused them of making up stuff about him.</p> <p>He blamed journalists for a perceived rift between him and the intelligence agencies &#8212; failing to mention that earlier that same month, he had compared the intelligence community to Nazis.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 20, 2017</p> 691f704feaf4eb79cf7bbc7c6518d555 All Rise, or Not, for the United States of Football for 09/13/2017 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Once again, we've got a lot going on in my hometown of Cleveland that's attracting national attention.</p> <p>Even as I write on this Wednesday afternoon, the background noise of my television is making me dare to believe that our baseball team is about to make American League history by winning its 21st consecutive victory.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 13, 2017</p> f530bf527e44580fc9143087a8f07de6 Remember When You, Too, Were a Dreamer? for 09/06/2017 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Do you remember when you were 6 years old?</p> <p>Try, please.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 06, 2017</p> 51e0ec7954ef3541322a503f5bdb6b54 There Is No Pardoning Joe Arpaio for 08/30/2017 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Nearly 10 years before Donald Trump pardoned him, Joe Arpaio made clear his racism, in a most public way.</p> <p>In an appearance on CNN, the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff grinned after host Lou Dobbs asked him how he felt about being compared to the Ku Klux Klan.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 30, 2017</p> ea55abd84c530f43879171ef671514f1 What Do We Make of Us? for 08/23/2017 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p><p>Updated: Wed Aug 23, 2017</p> 80b926754a83d65c67bfc6c3586c300d We Know What We Must Do for 08/16/2017 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>In 1997, my 9-year-old daughter met Miep Gies, the Gentile friend who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the small attic apartment in Amsterdam until they were caught and murdered by the Nazis.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 16, 2017</p> 4e81e8d1f7186b688a6766f3c5e39a32 Owning My Age for 08/09/2017 Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last month, I turned 60, and just like that, I swear, something changed in me.</p> <p>It was as if my guardian angel reached into my soul and flipped a switch without warning. What a character, that one &#8212; a tall and wiry number with wild hair and a smoker's hack. I'm not complaining. Let's just say I really get it when George Bailey first lays eyes on his guardian angel, Clarence, and says, "Well, you look about the kind of angel I'd get."<p>Updated: Wed Aug 09, 2017</p> 5123012efc45249f5340c278c549e155 Forced to Choose, a US Veteran Gives Up on America for 08/02/2017 Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>PAINESVILLE, Ohio &#8212; So many small moments at a rally for immigrants in this northeast Ohio drove home the growing magnitude of the community's loss.</p> <p>Children born in America, some of them mere toddlers, held up handmade signs pleading to keep their parents with them. They want to preserve what matters most to them &#8212; "family," we white people like to call it, at least when referring to our own.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 02, 2017</p> 6cfcffb31e24718ad1ad59cd54b8e6be A Jamboree of Teachable Moments for 07/26/2017 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Every time I share my concerns about Donald Trump's impact on America's children, a certain percentage of readers assure me that no child is paying attention to what our president says.</p> <p>I hope we can now all agree to put that magical thinking to rest in the wake of Trump's spectacle of a speech to 24,000 boys attending the Boy Scout jamboree in West Virginia.<p>Updated: Wed Jul 26, 2017</p>