3:04 PM Jan 9, 2012

The Plain Dealer's Brett Larkin says the latest version of the 9th District was drawn up to help Chris Redfern run for Congress. Redfern says that's false.

4:14 PM Dec 22, 2011

As we head into the Christmas season, a few reminders about the wealth of Christmas music on the Internet.

10:55 AM Dec 20, 2011

Earlier this year, I used this blog as a platform to endorse Newt Gingrich for president, arguing that Newt, among the GOP candidates, provides the best chance

1:14 PM Dec 15, 2011

An update to my recent book posts: former "first librarian" Laura Bush wants to recommend a book, and I want to recommend the best science fiction novel I read this year.

3:00 PM Dec 12, 2011

Composer Aaron Copland and Texas Gov. Rick Perry: together at last. That was the reaction of many people when they heard the governor's new political commercial, promising to stand up for Christians.


5:49 PM Dec 8, 2011

I borrowed an electronic book from the Sandusky Library the other day, and the experience was so easy I thought I'd talk about it here.

11:54 AM Dec 6, 2011

(Blogger's Note: I asked some of my favorite writers and several friends to contribute to this look back at books they read, and recommend, in 2011. In the end, I had to stop asking people for contributions and go ahead and publish, but please add your own recommendations in the comments.)

10:28 AM Dec 1, 2011

The air likely will be better, but Saturday's meeting of the Erie County Democratic Party otherwise will resemble the smoke-filled rooms of yore.

3:24 PM Nov 29, 2011

By now, unless you're smarter than me and you've given up following politics, you've heard about Congress' latest dismal failure. The fabled "Supercommittee," which was supposed to figure out a way to deal with the nation's budget mess, finished work without getting anything done.

12:46 PM Nov 28, 2011

My last blog post discussed two books, The Great Stagnation and Race Against the Machine, which seek to explain why America's economy doesn't seem to be working well for most people.

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