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Updated Aug 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM

How can everything turn out so right when everything seemed so wrong? The Rio Olympics had two strikes against it before it even started. The venues were not ready, the bay was tainted with all manner of vile substances, and even the dorm rooms for athletes were not fully furnished. To add to the series of problems a portion of the Russian Olympic Team was banned from the games because of drug use in the weeks before the opening ceremonies.

Updated Aug 8, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Let’s not talk about the presidential campaign, which is devolving into a mudfight that’s only likely to get worse. Let’s talk about something the candidates would all be talking about, if our politics weren’t so weird: Our kids and their kids.

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 12:57 PM

The party conventions have come and gone, cementing the state of the presidential race rather than changing it. The Democrats left Philadelphia mostly united, with advantages in money and organization, but limited enthusiasm for their candidate. The...

Updated Aug 1, 2016 at 10:35 AM

The year was 1992.

Updated Jul 29, 2016 at 10:11 AM

The death penalty just became a whole lot more interesting with Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate. By selecting Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton chose one of the few Democratic governors who, like her husband Bill...

Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 4:00 PM

I’m so old, I read George Orwell’s “1984” in 1984.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Sustained North Korea threats, and nuclear weapon and missile tests, have led the Obama administration and Prime Minister Park Geun-hye’s government of South Korea to agree to deploy the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defense)...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Have you ever had an idea that was a really good idea, but when you finally came up with the idea, it was too late to make it become a reality?I know I have. I did just this week.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Donald Trump joined a very short list Thursday night. There aren’t many people who can say that they have been named a candidate for President of the United States by one of the country’s two major parties.That is a rare honor.

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...

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