Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:47:58 -0800 Connie Schultz from Creators Syndicate 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> f56e5790806315be33a8a4ca626d9044 Are We Still Pretending Donald Trump Isn't Lying? for 09/13/2018 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On the day after his inauguration, Donald Trump gave a speech at CIA headquarters. He lied about the number of people attending his inauguration, claiming the crowd was far larger than it was. He also lied about the media, falsely accusing journalists of manufacturing his feud with the intelligence community. Earlier that month, Trump had compared U.S. intelligence agencies to Nazi Germany. </p> <p>I remember this well because of the hand-wringing coverage of it, particularly from my beloved NPR. "It's probably not true," Mary Louise Kelly said about his blaming the media. "In that same speech out of the CIA this weekend, Trump also falsely inflated the size of the crowd at his inauguration."<p>Updated: Thu Sep 13, 2018</p> 1be9f602036696f0ec4c4f58c216084f Geoffrey Owens Is a Real Somebody for 09/05/2018 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>He was minding his own business (his employer's business, more to the point), doing what he was hired to do at Trader Joe's in Clifton, New Jersey &#8212; checking out customers without fuss or fanfare, bagging their groceries, sending them off with a soft "Have a nice day."</p> <p>One of those customers was certain that she recognized him. She looked up past celebrity photos of him to make sure it was he and then snapped her own photos.</p> <p>A British tabloid published her photos under this headline: "From learning lines to serving the long line! The Cosby Show star Geoffrey Owens is spotted working as a cashier at Trader Joe's in New Jersey."<p>Updated: Thu Sep 06, 2018</p> 7a3ce527663dc0cf18dd1c9ca20b9c73 What I Want to Remember About John McCain for 08/29/2018 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On May 14, 1973, two months after John McCain's release from a North Vietnamese prison, U.S. News & World Report published his 43-page essay about what he had endured there.</p> <p>His narrative of his 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war &#8212; the torture, the starvation, the intermittent waves of doubt that he would survive &#8212; is unsparing and harrowing, and it's void of hyperbole.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 29, 2018</p> 824968c7562d484cd9a0688ce9345ad2 A Young Woman Dies, and Republicans See Only a Road to Victory for 08/22/2018 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>On the day she disappeared last month, Mollie Tibbetts had left her boyfriend's home in a small town in Iowa to go for a run.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 22, 2018</p> 87096617003d8072c929456b442da225 It Doesn't Matter What We Think of Omarosa for 08/15/2018 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In June 2016, Omarosa Manigault Newman made this prediction about her boss, presidential candidate Donald Trump:</p> <p>"Every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump. It's everyone who's ever doubted Donald, whoever disagreed, whoever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe."</p> <p>Yes, she said that.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 15, 2018</p> dfaed372e3c00273807f6c57625700d3 Good Golly, Ohio for 08/08/2018 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Golly, the political landscape of Ohio is confounding.</p> <p>I say that as a lifelong Ohioan who knows that's about as true as a presidential tweet. I'm going to give it a go anyway and see how long I can keep it up, as that's the current national narrative about my home state.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 08, 2018</p> 75c0a5fc27c2a9cbbafb00f4b7af4fca Love for a Child Isn't So Simple Anymore for 08/01/2018 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, you walked off that plane with the biggest smile on your face. Your hug was stronger and taller than last time, proof of a growth spurt in the past six months that just stretched on forever, I swear.</p> <p>Before the airline official would allow you to leave with me, I had to show ID to prove my relationship to you and then sign the forms. That's what we do for unaccompanied minors, to keep them safe and secure. Not always, though. Sometimes in this country, we treat unaccompanied minors as suspects, as criminals, instead of the survivors they are trying to be. As I signed the form for your release, I thought about them, too.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 01, 2018</p> a02ac0688ecca64811e1a235788f6286 Trump Hates Journalists but Not for the Reason He Claims for 07/26/2018 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, CNN Washington correspondent Ryan Nobles tweeted about a random encounter with a member of the public: "This rarely happens so I thought it was worth documenting. Gentleman stops me at the hotel where the press are staging covering POTUS &#8212; asks if I'm part of the press corps. I say yes &#8212; he replies</p> <p>"'Thank you for your service, the First Amendment is so important right now.'"<p>Updated: Thu Jul 26, 2018</p>