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Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM

I’m so old, I read George Orwell’s “1984” in 1984.I also saw Apple’s “1984” ad where a woman dressed as like Hooters waitress smashed the screen of a huge monitor setting the masses free from boring old computers made by “Big Brother” which was a thinly veiled attack on Microsoft.Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton made history. She became the first woman to ever be nominated as a major party presidential candidate.

Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 3:27 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...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:52 PM

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) and her chief of staff have been charged with multiple fraud and other federal offenses in a grand jury indictment unsealed after a federal investigation into a fraudulent charity with ties to the congresswoman,...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:50 PM

Donald Trump’s acceptance at the Republican Convention on Thursday was not only the longest in over forty years. It was the scariest. “Dark as a coal mine,” wrote one blogger. This wasn’t Reagan’s...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 4:50 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 11:25 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 1:04 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 12:52 PM

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...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 11:14 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 20, 2016 at 3:08 PM

The Libertarian Party has been around since 1971 but it's usually a footnote in American politics. Its candidates have been little known, save a few gasps of mini-popularity such as Ron Paul, the party’s 1988 presidential...

Updated Jul 20, 2016 at 1:56 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.

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