Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:47:35 -0700 Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate 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> 9b07622a52259ceece2f3a6a6b794a08 Let's Not Mirror Trump for 07/20/2017 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In early 2006, the City Club of Cleveland invited President George W. Bush to speak.</p> <p>At the time, this invitation was a controversial one, as the Iraq War was becoming increasingly unpopular and plenty of Americans blamed Bush for having relied on false intelligence to wage it. Some liberals here in Cleveland grumbled: Why give Bush another chance to promote lies about this war? <p>Updated: Thu Jul 20, 2017</p> 64be3752cb4dd33b200a62615062fc50 Guiding Children in the Age of Trump for 07/12/2017 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>"You could be president some day."</p> <p>As recently as last year, this is what we told America's children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential. <p>Updated: Wed Jul 12, 2017</p> bb5c93fe14680781aa1b8bb180586539 No Recess for the American Public for 06/28/2017 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On Tuesday, public outrage forced the Republicans to postpone their vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.</p> <p>Two hours later, I stood with a loved one in an emergency room in small-town Ohio and got an earful from the nurse taking care of him. <p>Updated: Wed Jun 28, 2017</p> 558c192335a22fd87dc5034436ae785a Run, Woman, Run for 06/21/2017 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>After Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race, there were a few days there when it looked as if a lot of women would be done with politics.</p> <p>If we couldn't elect the most qualified person ever to run for president, what was the point, right?<p>Updated: Wed Jun 21, 2017</p> 8a034785c8d48f6cb01b3bcfc3b627c9 A Gunman Shoots, and We Become a Family for 06/14/2017 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As the wife of a U.S. senator, I work hard to keep separate my marriage and my career as a newspaper columnist.</p> <p>Normally, I mention my husband, Sherrod Brown, only when the disclosure is necessary or I am writing a personal essay that has nothing to do with politics.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 14, 2017</p> d2994f212ecd340dab69afe56a0234e7 Poor Eric Trump for 06/07/2017 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This week, the president's second-eldest son went on national television and dropped all pretense of what we knew had never happened anyway.</p> <p>Instead of weaving yet another magical tale about how the brothers Trump are now rulers of the family empire and keeping it totally separate from Daddy's day job, Eric instead vented his simmering rage against the Democrats. He did this in a rant to Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 07, 2017</p> 81c28174a6f74572cf70c6451d0207b3 Perhaps You Remember Tamir Rice for 05/31/2017 Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Well, that's it then.</p> <p>That's it for Tamir Rice.<p>Updated: Wed May 31, 2017</p>