How Trump's Cleveland reality show body-slammed America

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CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga River didn’t catch fire. The American apocalypse forgot to break out in the streets. Whatever you expected... Read more

Diversity hits the wall at the RNC

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CLEVELAND – Here’s a news flash for Donald Trump, the thousands of GOP delegates, the Bikers for Trump and all the other anti-immigrant-protection-barrier... Read more

At 7:12 p.m., America changed forever

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CLEVELAND – The “Q” – the basketball arena where LeBron James and the Cavaliers inspired a civic frenzy just five short... Read more

'Paranoid style' is height of fashion in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND – If you’ve been around politics for a while, you’ve seen them on the farthest edge of any big political shindig... Read more

Trump, Tamir, and America's cycle of violence

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CLEVELAND -- I was standing in the shade of the gazebo where Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy with an Airsoft gun, was gunned down by a Cleveland... Read more

A stunned, frazzled America slouches toward Cleveland

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It's time to toast the pomp and pageantry of the modern political convention -- the red, white and blue bunting, the eye-popping balloon drops... Read more

The scandal of American universities goes way beyond Temple

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The worst kept secret in America is that the entire system of higher education -- the supposed cornerstone of the future growth of the nation's... Read more

U.S. must atone for its original sins: Slavery, guns

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It was just seven days ago -- even if it feels like seven years ago -- that the United States of America celebrated its 240th birthday. There... Read more