Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:28:03 -0800 Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate 79bb74c8293072247586943c908ac249 'Nobody Likes to See Us as Kids' for 02/13/2019 Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Most of us are more than one thing, but sometimes one thing happens that changes us forever.</p> <p>David Hogg, a survivor of last year's Valentine's Day massacre in Parkland, Florida, comes to mind.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 13, 2019</p> 829d6c1c4af2d65e1b8ac86e1b92a718 Betrayed in Virginia for 02/06/2019 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>First, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he wasn't sure which of the two people in the 1984 "clearly racist and offensive" photo on his yearbook page was he.</p> <p>Was he the grinning white guy wearing blackface?<p>Updated: Wed Feb 06, 2019</p> 4add857a4701f49eaa18d8201bdc2156 Our Time Is Here for 01/30/2019 Wed, 30 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Have you ever had a moment when you didn't know whom you needed to hear until someone in front of you started to speak?</p> <p>There's no mistaking when that happens. You're doing whatever it is you think you're supposed to do, getting through the day with as little drama as possible. Out of nowhere, a person you barely know or have never even met starts stringing together words in a way that lifts you out of one place and sets you down somewhere else.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 30, 2019</p> eef54e68dc4677e9cf1c150e1917be1d A Childhood Home Isn't for Everyone for 01/23/2019 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>First, I saw the photo. Why, I wondered, was my youngest sister texting a picture of a yellow Kobelco excavator perched on a mountain of dirt and splintered wood?</p> <p>I read her message and felt my own patch of earth shift: "Saying good-bye to 1225."<p>Updated: Wed Jan 23, 2019</p> 406e8d2580cf39474c77a170d51800e3 Rep. White Supremacist for 01/16/2019 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In May 2012, at a town hall, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs.</p> <p>"You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we've got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet. ... We got the vigor from the planet to come to America."<p>Updated: Wed Jan 16, 2019</p> f5076e3d3c037deb594bcdc00f9f2abc Nurturing Womanly Ambition for 01/09/2019 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A few days before my mother died, at age 62, she sat tethered to oxygen in her crowded hospital room and expressed two regrets about her life.</p> <p>"If I had it to do over, I'd dye my hair red," she said, "and I would own cats."<p>Updated: Wed Jan 09, 2019</p> b38ae17e48f578b45b0e0245589449c8 Sister, Teacher for 01/02/2019 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last month, I drove an hour east of Cleveland to Ashtabula, Ohio, where I grew up and where my youngest sister, Toni, is a high school English teacher. Once a week, she also teaches a "career enrichment" class for eighth-graders, which is why I was there.</p> <p>Our old high school is long gone, having merged with our rival school across town to become Lakeside High School. The campus includes middle and elementary schools. The buildings bear no resemblance to the run-down schools of my childhood. The shiny floors and vibrant hallways, however, tell only part of the story of these students' lives.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 02, 2019</p> 6480ce6678bcaf76202eff23bae56c4d A Christmas Story for 12/19/2018 Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>"I'm a good Christian. If I become president, we're going to be saying 'merry Christmas' at every store." &#8212; Donald Trump, December 2015</p> <p><i> In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. ... Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem ... to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. &#8212; Luke 2:1, 4-7 (New Revised Standard Version) </i></p> <p>"A total of 2,551 migrant children were taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of whom were separated under the 'zero tolerance' policy that called for the prosecution of all immigrants crossing the border illegally." &#8212; NBC News, July 2018<p>Updated: Thu Dec 20, 2018</p> 3836ceb1456764ab4dde9e22ae560001 A Woman's Life, Illustrated for 12/12/2018 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><i> "Trump wants her to be speaker. It's perfect for him." &#8212; Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., of #FiveWhiteGuys fame, disparaging Nancy Pelosi in early November </i></p> <p>She looks so poised, so harmless, this 78-year-old grandmother with the soft voice, the easy smile. Such a smart strategy for the most powerful woman in America. So many have underestimated her &#8212; at their peril, pretty much always.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 12, 2018</p> a389172dd751f1b6d47bd90561404547 Michelle and Sheryl and That Itty-Bitty Swearword for 12/05/2018 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>Fifteen days after her memoirs went on sale, Michelle Obama's "Becoming" became &#8212; I love saying those two words together &#8212; the biggest-selling book of 2018.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 05, 2018</p> 535a4a5efa85938d5cf7c578ecccf1df A Lesbian Kiss, a Parade of Trauma for 11/28/2018 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Well, it was just the sweetest thing.</p> <p>It happened during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. All these happy cast members of the Broadway musical "The Prom" were dancing and singing, when &#8212; three minutes and 15 seconds into the performance &#8212; two of the actresses kissed.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 28, 2018</p> 81e35bb913005578d610fdc4983fefe2 As Autumn Reminds Us, It's Time to Shed What Isn't Working for 11/21/2018 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The wind is howling its way around our house, an invisible beast shaking all but the most stubborn autumn leaves to the ground, which has a slight dusting of snow.</p> <p>The end of my favorite time of year is coming to a close, and I am lucky to resist the attendant call of melancholy. "You were born happy," my mother used to tell me. Nearly two decades after her death, I finally understand the hint of envy in her voice.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 21, 2018</p> e34948f4640da6a603caafa11e18a06c There's No Laugh Line in a Lynching for 11/14/2018 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Earlier this year, on April 26, a new museum dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy opened in Montgomery, Alabama.</p> <p>At the heart of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is an exhibit that demands we come to terms with our country's history of lynching thousands of black people in the Jim Crow South.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 14, 2018</p> 6e32f241254396b48dde26cb92a8deab Could This Be Our Millennial Moment? for 10/31/2018 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Every student who knocks on my office door on Kent State's campus has likely noticed the illustrated bumper sticker affixed right above the door handle. </p> <p>The drawing depicts an older white man of a certain age wearing a suit and glasses and holding a lit pipe. He looks to be of an earlier era. "Mad Men," maybe, or "Father Knows Best." <p>Updated: Mon Nov 05, 2018</p> f9f277ecae25220169ba588be7b25e50 Again, We Fight for the Vote for 10/25/2018 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Coretta Scott King saw this coming.</p> <p>"Struggle is a never-ending process," she wrote a year after her husband, Martin, was killed. "Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation."<p>Updated: Thu Oct 25, 2018</p> 76585efaef7da6f1ffc206f92656248d Divorce's Demons for 10/17/2018 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For many years, right before Thanksgiving, I wrote about children caught in the crossfire between divorced and separated parents in the holiday season.</p> <p>I changed the timing in response to emails and calls from parents and grandparents, as well as divorce lawyers and the judges who oversee these family disputes. The common grievance: If we wait until Thanksgiving to talk about cherishing our children more than our grudges, we're too late. War has already been declared, and battles have been engaged. Too many kids' Halloweens are in ruins.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 17, 2018</p> 9a5470b7025dff6a1ebf466294475838 Don't Bother. They're Here for 10/10/2018 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>All these years &#8212; 61 and counting &#8212; and not once have I been associated with a mob.</p> <p>Until now.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 10, 2018</p> 9f17c1ab966bc6ac48eabcc7b5952e93 Our Memories Are Long, Our Resolve Unshakable for 10/03/2018 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It was only a matter of time.</p> <p>So many of us women, so many men who love us &#8212; we knew this was coming.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 03, 2018</p> 83d75014da1e4f409d59e62dc7c4b8c7 A String of Hope for 09/27/2018 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Every morning in our home, one of the first things I see is a necklace I cherish but have never worn. It is too delicate for that, too meaningful &#8212; 264 reminders of what a woman can do when she dares to hope. </p> <p>Between 1942 and 1945, the United States government forced about 120,000 people into internment camps on American soil. Their only crime was to be Japanese-Americans during World War II. They lost their homes and their jobs, and virtually all of their material possessions. They were ripped from their lives and herded into nearly a dozen camps, with no idea how long they would be imprisoned or if they would ever again be free. <p>Updated: Thu Sep 27, 2018</p> 92df0659581a01ea9687042a88235a66 Nothing Normal About Allegations Against Teenager Kavanaugh for 09/20/2018 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Tuesday evening, I was scrolling Twitter for news updates when I came upon this post by Emma Thatcher:</p> <p>"Hello, female high school student here. I would just like to say that the emergence of this whole 'teenage boys should get a pass because they're not mature enough to understand consent' narrative is probably one of the most unsettling things I have ever witnessed." </p> <p>She was referring, of course, to recent attempts to simultaneously excuse and demonize all teenage boys to salvage the reputation of one man, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. <p>Updated: Thu Sep 20, 2018</p>