It’s fitting that in Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened—a postmortem about her failed 2016 bid for the presidency—she gives the title “Country Roads” to a chapter about West Virginia.
First he came for the cast of Hamilton, but I did not speak out, for I am not in the cast of Hamilton. Then he came for Meryl Streep, but I did not speak out, for I am not certified national treasure Meryl Streep.
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Anna Clark, editor of Belt's A Detroit Anthology, has some [...]
“This is the Johnny Manziel of conventions.” That quip has been ringing in my head, a very Cleveland one-liner shared by a friend a few days before I set off to spend a week at the Republican National Convention.
The scene in Public Square was downright idyllic in the hours before the RNC began. As Belt editor Martha Bayne and I lounged on a picnic table in the shade Sunday afternoon, I watched happy kids playing in the new fountains.
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) prides itself on being the [...]
For the RNC, the California delegation is staying at the Kalahari Resort and Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio, 62 miles from Quicken Loans Arena, also known as the Q, where the convention will be held.
Flint’s water crisis has become an alarm bell that’s ringing across the country, especially in the Midwest. Now that the poisoning of a Michigan city has become national news, the press and public are looking for lessons.
The police officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice may have escaped criminal charges, but the prosecutor who made that recommendation to the grand jury hasn't gotten off at all.