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Updated at 12:29 AM

Author’s note: This is the second in a short series about summer trips.

Updated at 12:27 AM

My good friend, colleague and fellow columnist, Ken Garten, wrote an excellent column last week about Judge Scott O. Wright, a federal judge who recently passed away. Whether you loved him or you didn’t (and there were plenty who did not),...

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, “Who here doesn’t need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second chance.”

Updated Jul 22, 2016 at 11:52 AM

CLEVELAND — In modern politics, party conventions aren’t about selecting the nominee; voters take care of that through primaries and caucuses. The conventions are for firing up the party for the campaign ahead, and for reintroducing its candidate to...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Welcome to the 2016 Republican National Convention. It has been a lot of things, but it hasn’t been boring.If you starred in a soap opera or reality television show, you had a good shot at a speaking spot.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 12:17 AM

It’s just slowly slipping away.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 12:16 AM

Recently I wrote a column in which I addressed the question, “What’s this world coming to?”

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM

CLEVELAND — As Donald J. Trump made his exhilarating run through the Republican primaries, the last thing anyone would have predicted was that the culmination of his takeover of the GOP would be, well, boring.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:53 AM

CLEVELAND — On East Fourth Street, about as close as you can get to Quicken Loans Arena without security clearance, the loudest voices are talking about damnation and salvation.

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 11:42 AM

The military coup attempted in Turkey reinforces already strong anxiety about the Middle East.

Updated Jul 15, 2016 at 11:50 PM

Author’s note: This is the first in a short series about summer trips. There’s a happy ending, I promise.

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