11:49 AM Aug 3, 2011

The race for the Republican nomination for the party's 2012 presidential candidate is under way. I'm not a Republican, but I have a favorite candidate, anyway: Newt Gingrich.

2:29 PM Jul 20, 2011

I have library cards for several northern Ohio public libraries, I belong to a local book discussion group, I help judge a prize for science fiction novels and I write a blog devoted to an American writer with a cult following. I'm a pretty serious reader.

5:52 PM Jul 18, 2011

The new Woody Allen movie, "Midnight in Paris," is an unexpected hit. It's a movie I enjoyed more than any other movie I've been in the last few months.

2:15 PM Jul 14, 2011

I keep running into trailers for "Moneyball," the new Brad Pitt movie about Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics.

3:40 PM Jul 12, 2011

Remember Rich Iott? He was the Republican candidate for the U.S. House's 9th District (which includes Erie and Ottawa counties), running against the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Sandusky.

11:08 AM Jul 5, 2011

Jane Scott, the remarkable rock critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer born in 1919 who covered rock music for the PD well into her 80s, had died at age 92. Her death is making national news -- I heard a report about it on NPR today.

12:57 AM Jun 25, 2011

(UPDATED WITH AUDIO INTERVIEW) The Ohio House voted Wednesday to approve a bill that applies rules in the Great Lakes Compact to Ohio.

1:33 PM Jun 21, 2011

Taxpayers in Congressman Bob Latta's district, which includes Huron, Sandusky and Seneca counties, may be getting lots of extra representation when they send him to Washington. When he's working in his office in the U.S.

5:35 PM Jun 20, 2011

Connie Schultz had a good column in the PD the other day, entitled, "Now, can we get over LeBron James?"

4:22 PM Jun 16, 2011

It's time for the Cleveland Plain Dealer to admit that its PolitiFact feature is a waste of space. The paper should just get rid of it, and use the space on the front of its Metro section for more articles.

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