• Cleveland wins at last

    There are a number of ways one can drive from Warren, Ohio, to Cleveland, and their merits are debated endlessly among the North Eastern Ohio folks (“NEOs we are called these days) from the Mahoning Valley. I have always favored taking Route 422. Others prefer the turnpike, a contrarian few…

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  • GOP’s Cleveland Message to Trump: You’re Fired

    by Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy In less than a month, the GOP will choose its nominee in Cleveland, a city reveling in its first major sports championship since 1964. Until the Cleveland Browns season begins, Cleveland is for winners. Donald Trump has promised to make America great again, but…

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  • Responsible citizens have to choose

    It is a binary choice — that is obvious at least to every active duty member of the American military. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be their commander in chief. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will select the secretary of defense. Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump…

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  • When it comes to the Clintons, always follow the money

    To former President Bill Clinton's and former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's long, long list of scandal, impropriety and simple embarrassment add two new entries: the curious cases of Rajiv Fernando and Laureate University. Fernando appears to be a simple Clinton enthusiast who raised and contributed large sums…

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  • Ghosting for Donald, The Trump Tower Chats, No. 1

    The setting: Donald Trump's Office, Trump Tower. Monday, June 6, 2016. 4 PM EST. Donald Trump is seated behind his desk. A single camera feeds the shot to all networks that want to carry it. They all want to carry it. “Good afternoon. I, of course, am Donald Trump, and…

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  • How Obama’s Lawlessness Fuels Trump’s

    by Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy As the Obama presidency draws to a close, it's clear the president will more conspicuously ignore our constitutional system and instead rely exclusively on raw executive authority to radically change the country and cement his legacy as the radical-in-chief. That this approach further erodes…

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  • How Trump can quiet conservative angst

    With 23 weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump — the unlikeliest, most unconventional nominee of a major party in modern times — faces two challenges. The first is to rally the 30 percent of the GOP faithful who remain at least reluctant to rally to his banner; the second is…

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  • Will you find a new voice?

    The following is a condensed version of the commencement address I delivered on May 14 at Ashland University. It is a high honor to be invited to your big day. My belief is that almost everyone who has walked across a stage and received a degree, whether high school, college…

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  • Three paths forward for the GOP

    In early 2015 I scheduled our annual listener cruise for the first two weeks of May 2016. I assumed the GOP nomination process would be over by then. When the pre-primary debate season seemed to point to an open convention, I told myself I would only be away for the…

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  • Brokering a convention, part VI

    Cleveland's Terminal Tower was still beaming off the display of red, white and blue Rock & Roll Convention of an elephant-opposite-a-guitar logo as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan seated themselves in the studios of Lake Effect Media on the 40th floor of Cleveland's…

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