Traditionally Republican Cincinnati Enquirer endorses Clinton over Trump

In a break with its long tradition of endorsing Republicans, The Cincinnati Enquirer has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. The Enquirer published its endorsement on September 23, 2016. Acknowledging this year’s break from its staunchly Republican past, the editorial board said:       The Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for almost a century – a tradition this…

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Diaper Banks: How Congressional disdain for poor people makes them necessary

I’m sad to report that it’s Diaper Need Awareness Week here in St. Louis, and across the country–a program promoted by the National Diaper Bank Network. It’s sad, of course, because it’s necessary. And it’s necessary because low-income people can’t afford to buy enough diapers for their infants and toddlers. And they can’t afford diapers,…


Please stop calling the 2016 election unprecedented: It’s what Trump supporters want to hear

I’ve been thinking about that word—unprecedented. It’s become a buzzword in the 2016 election. Reporters and newsreaders generally frequently use it, but it is most apt regarding the latest outrageous statement by Donald Trump or his spokesliars. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” say reporters. Or, “This is a campaign like no other in our…

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