Cleveland is feeling a mix of emotions this week after the discovery and rescue of three young women who were kidnapped 9, 10, and 11 years ago and held captive in a residential home for years. The community is celebrating their safe return, but there are also questions and alarm. Connie Schultz, syndicated columnist and Cleveland resident, says the community is reeling.
Tomorrow is the big day: Super Tuesday, when ten states will hold simultaneous primary elections. There are over 400 delegates at stake on the busiest day of the of the election campaign, enough to tip the political scales in any candidate's favor. But what's interesting is that each campaign has their eyes set on the 66 delegates that come from Ohio. That's because the Buckeye State is one of the most crucial states in this, or any, Republican primary election. Coincidence or not, no Republican has ever won the presidential nomination without first winning in Ohio.
The Occupy Wall Street protest is still growing, and it's caught on in other cities across the country. Meanwhile, last week in Alabama the strictest anti-immigration bill in the country was again challenged by the Department of Justice. California passed a state Dream Act — the most lenient immigration bill legislation in the country. And, corporations will begin announcing their quarterly earnings results this week, which may briefly distract investors from the still-faltering European economy. Plus, The Washington Post and Bloomberg News are sponsoring a Republican debate on Tuesday night.
Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at The Cleveland ...