'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

It's bad ... but 2016 is not 1968

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There are some things that Americans actually can agree upon. Whatever your political perspective, most folks would probably say the 2016 has... Read more

UPDATED: Very few words right now

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UPDATE: If yesterday was emotionally draining and heartbreaking, multiply that, not by 5, but by 1000 this morning. The lone sniper who cowardly... Read more

The public execution of No. 558

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No. 558 never had a chance. One moment, he'd been engaged in normal, if messy, human stuff. He was a 37-year-old father of five hustling to... Read more