Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:55:37 -0700 Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate 80b926754a83d65c67bfc6c3586c300d We Know What We Must Do for 08/16/2017 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <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> <p>This was a momentous event in our family.<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> 9aff42419160ad704457329a33f3afce Cheer, Cheer for the Protesters of Notre Dame for 05/24/2017 Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Before we get into the debate here over whether it's appropriate for graduating college students to protest their commencement speakers, I want to share my own observation about a growing trend in parental manners at these events.</p> <p>In recent years, I've delivered a dozen or so commencement addresses and attended at least a dozen more for family and friends. With one exception, because of a scheduling snafu, I've sat through the entire ceremony. Increasingly, I have to remind myself to keep my jaw closed as I sit there onstage and watch one family after another bail as soon as their graduate walks across the stage.<p>Updated: Wed May 24, 2017</p> af0f7d7c9f9f188cf3aec4d5c4fedbdc Strange Fruit, 2017 for 05/17/2017 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Please, somebody tell these boys it's 2017.</p> <p>Last weekend, several dozen white people, most of them male and all of them loud, swarmed Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest a City Council vote to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.<p>Updated: Wed May 17, 2017</p> 3f7ba4a95cb78865b8fb5b44af1a8726 #Russia for 05/10/2017 Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Trump administration is foundering at breakneck speed these days, and it can feel overwhelming just trying to keep up.</p> <p>#Russia<p>Updated: Wed May 10, 2017</p> 5777a7b53db0bb6958e3702761cd8cb3 His Name Was Jordan Edwards for 05/03/2017 Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Another black boy was killed by police, this time in Texas.</p> <p>His name was Jordan Edwards.<p>Updated: Wed May 03, 2017</p> 32ef3542b7f24f610304e05a1f5c02fe For Hope, Stick With Millennials for 04/26/2017 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On college campuses across America, spring semester is coming to an end. This can be an emotional time, I've discovered, for those of us who relish the company of these millennials.</p> <p>No one warned me about this.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 26, 2017</p> 4ddf353bc734809d333f67447d15f687 O'Reilly's Ouster Is No Victory for Women for 04/19/2017 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Bill O'Reilly is finally out at Fox.</p> <p>But let's not kid ourselves about the reason.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 19, 2017</p> 590f0a18a191fb099135e0877f2f47fb Sean Spicer's Regret Is Not Enough for 04/12/2017 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It started in 1939.</p> <p>Nazi Germany launched its euthanasia program, using poison gas to kill people whose only crime was to be mentally ill or physically disabled. They were unworthy of life, the Nazis had determined.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 12, 2017</p> fa6d6a899380e50d7c05aff0f862856d Really, O'Reilly for 04/05/2017 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>It's hard to give the complete list of companies pulling their ads right now from Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News Channel, because the number keeps growing.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 05, 2017</p> 1f751f12b2347aeaa24c1c1184996a0d Dear Trump Supporters: Maybe You Try to Understand Us for 03/23/2017 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The windowsill over my kitchen sink is an altar of sorts, full of small framed photos of our grandchildren and other mementos to keep me grateful. </p> <p>The square ceramic tile leaning against the window started out with the painted names of our immediate family. It has since flowered to include the names of additional loved ones etched in various colors of Sharpie. <p>Updated: Thu Mar 23, 2017</p>