From the daily archives: Friday, September 23, 2016

What a difference 100 years can make in the editorial life of a very conservative newspaper based in southwest Ohio. Until Friday, The Cincinnati Enquirer has only endorsed Republicans for President of the United States going back a century.

The last Democrat the Hamilton County paper endorsed was Woodrow Wilson, in 1916, a segregationist who went to the Oval Office after serving as President of Princeton University. But times and candidates change, as we all know too well, given who wants that position today and what the nation can expect in return for voting their candidate of choice into […]

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With the November election now just 47 days away, the decision Friday by a federal appeals court, ruling the state’s purge of eligible voters violates the National Voter Registration Act, arrives at a critical time, as the presidential contest between Democrats and Republicans is essentially a toss up race in the critical battleground State of Ohio.

The AP reported today on the decision involving The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the public advocacy group Demos, two groups that had challenged the state’s process for maintaining its voter rolls, claiming it illegally drops registered voters based on their failure […]

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For certain personal reasons, I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about and resolving what I can do to be better. How can I be more aware of others? How can I be more considerate? How can I be more thoughtful? What can I do to practice more kindness, listen more closely, live with more empathy, give others more love?

This has to do with the fleeting nature of time; the fact that life is fragile, precious and short, even to those who live a long time. It has to do with what David Foster Wallace called “the […]

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