A convergence of racial and religious groups set the stage for the viral moment. “I stepped in between to pray,” Nathan Phillips said on Sunday.
Connie SchultzAgain, I object to this wording. Trump has not just “made inflammatory comments about Mexicans and Muslims.” His language and behavior are racist, and wearing MAGA hats signals approval of this bigotry.
The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it's far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball.
Connie SchultzAll this hyperventilating over @AOC sure stirs up memories for many women. I’m reminded of the elected official who, angry about my columns, said in a staff meeting, “Sherrod Brown needs to control his wife.” Leaked to me within the hour. Made my week.
Connie SchultzI kept copying excerpts to share. This one. No, this. Wait, this sentence...this phrase...this moment. Over and over. @tommytomlinson is such a talented writer. He is also one of the most decent men I know. This essay is a song of the soul.
Airline pilots are very worried about the government shutdown.
Connie Schultz“I am writing to urge you to take the necessary steps to immediately end the shutdown of government agencies that is adversely affecting the safety, security & efficiency of our national airspace system.” Cpt. Joe DePete, president of Air Line Pilots Assoc
Republicans used to force government closures in the name of fiscal restraint. Now they’re digging in for the sake of the profligate wall.
Connie Schultz“The wall is a proposed boondoggle to rival Alaska’s Bridge to Nowhere. It would go head-to-head with Trump University as a monument to wasteful spending. It would also serve as a monument to the transformation of Republican ideology.” - Charles J. Sykes
The beloved independent shop with 18 miles of books says that landmark status for its building could be a death blow.
Connie Schultz“The richest man in America, who’s a direct competitor, has just been handed $3 billion in subsidies. I’m not asking for money or a tax rebate. Just leave me alone.”
Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of @strandbookstore
Dozens of possible 2020 Democratic candidates are mulling, weighing, considering, wondering. Here is a guide to how they are communicating a desire to run without announcing it outright.
Connie SchultzAlternative view of why potential candidate says, “WE are thinking about it”: Spouse is crucial to decision, as presidential run is an earthquake in a family. Also, this is what you do when your spouse is a partner, not a prop. You can trust my reporting.
Princeton University historian Kevin Kruse offers lessons in how to push back against the lies of the far right.
Connie SchultzLove this: “I'm a white straight man, a full professor at an Ivy League university—I catch 1 percent of the crap that is thrown at other scholars out there. I have the security to do this. I have no excuse not to do this....” -- @KevinMKruse
Though his re-election to the United States Senate is not even officially certified, Sherrod Brown, the senior and Democratic senator from Ohio has let it ...
Connie SchultzSherrod howled with laughter when I read this headline to him this morning, confirming yet again that I married the right guy. As I assured him on our first date, I don't trust charm. I do trust Sherrod, who is incredibly kind. toledoblade.com/opinion/editor… via @toledonews
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Authorities are investigating after a woman and a man were found dead Monday at a Wood County trailer park where cleveland.com culture reporter Nikki Delamotte was reported missing.Investigators have not released the...
Connie SchultzThe sound of grieving voices grows louder and louder here in Cleveland. There was no one like @nikkidelamotte — as a journalist who loved the people of this city, and as a spirit who walked among us.
Of all the Democrats who could play a part in the looming drama of the next presidential campaign, the raspy, rumpled Ohio populist emerged from Election Day with the most to brag about.
Connie Schultz“Brown keeps winning in Ohio because he has spent his entire career obsessing, first & foremost, over the concerns of workers.
“Not just white workers, the way Trump did in ‘16. All workers.”
Disclosure: I’m married to that “raspy, rumpled populist.”