Maureen O’Connor: Make your judicial vote count

Maureen O’Connor: Make your judicial vote count

As the voting patterns were analyzed after the Nov. 6, 2012 general election, one thing became clear: a lot of Cuyahoga County voters who cast a ballo...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Lori Borgman: An FUV (that’s right) can drive a young dad to grief

Lori Borgman: An FUV (that’s right) can drive a young dad to grief

Our son and his wife just bought their first FUV. No, that’s not a typo. According to our son, an FUV is a Family Utility Vehicle. It looks like...

September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 2015. |  


George Will: A mission to reform lives behind bars

George Will: A mission to reform lives behind bars

CLEVELAND — About a mile from where the Cleveland Indians test their fans’ patience, there is a facility that expresses Ohio’s attem...

September 17th, 2015 |  



Chris Erskine: Boys need bubble wrap, not a ‘cage’ of masculinity

Chris Erskine: Boys need bubble wrap, not a ‘cage’ of masculinity

Boys. We should raise them like eagles but keep a net handy for when they fall from the sky while trying to reach the moon.Lord, the young can be lous...

September 16th, 2015 |  


David Lightman: GOP debate: Another Trump show or will a new star emerge?

David Lightman: GOP debate: Another Trump show or will a new star emerge?

Can anyone stop Donald Trump? Or at least get tough with the Republican front-runner?Tonight’s Republican debate is a crucial test for the party...

September 16th, 2015 |  


John Grindrod: Slang, the playfulness of the language

John Grindrod: Slang, the playfulness of the language

One thing I’ve always found patently unfair about the language that fascinates me is that somehow slang got lumped in with profanity when it com...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


George Skelton: Reagan would be amused and troubled by this GOP field

George Skelton: Reagan would be amused and troubled by this GOP field

The Republican presidential candidates will debate at the Ronald Reagan library Wednesday, and you can’t help but wonder what the Gipper would t...

September 14th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Jerry Zezima: When the bough breaks, a storm of adjustments

Jerry Zezima: When the bough breaks, a storm of adjustments

When I bought my house, which the bank owns but kindly allows me to pay for, I was thrilled to have a big yard with lots of beautiful trees. Apparentl...

September 14th, 2015 updated: September 14th, 2015. |  


Jim Penman: We need to increase birth rate

Jim Penman: We need to increase birth rate

The low birth rates in Western countries mean that our aging population must rely on immigrants to maintain itself. This in turn has caused enormous u...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: Niece, aunt get their kicks running around

Jim Krumel: Niece, aunt get their kicks running around

Eight years ago, at the age of 11, Kayla Parlette was known as one of the chunky kids at Columbus Grove Elementary School.Confidence. She had little.S...

September 13th, 2015 |