Bob Franken

Op-ed: Many sides

Finally President Donald Trump acknowledged in a statement that “Racism is evil,” and described the “KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” as “criminals... Read more

Op-ed: Misleading acrid acronyms

For those of us who thought that “acro- nym” was a city in Ohio, it is not. It’s an abbreviation formed from initials used to... Read more

Op-ed: Down in ‘fire and fury’ flames

Is it me, or does “Fire and Fury” sound like the name of a rock group? President Donald Trump apparently made up his own lyrics... Read more

Op-ed: Three little words

At the beginning of my reporting career, I covered a federal judge hearing a civil suit against National Guardsmen that made it to his court... Read more

Op-ed: Naming slights

Maybe Donald Trump needs help with his cognitive ability. That might explain his need to assign derogatory labels before recalling someone’s name. Perhaps that’s why... Read more

Op-ed: The Session obsession

This is a story that will have a happy ending, no matter what happens. And it will have an unhappy ending, no matter what happens.... Read more

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