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Bill Lucey
Former News Researcher
Interests: Reading, blogging, listening to history lectures (Great Courses) from the Teaching Co.
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November 8, 2016 will be the day that will live in infamy. When it first sunk in on Election Night that my worst fears were becoming a stinging reality: that Donald Trump, stunningly, was on the verge of capturing the U.S. presidency, I immediately took to Facebook to write that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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Source: New Yorker Archives So what's the moral of the story we take away from the bruising 2016 Presidential Election? If you degrade women (including referring to them as pigs, slobs and dogs), mock reporters with a disability, compare Mexican immigrants to rapists, call for a total and complete shutdown... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Cleveland Indians' prized foot soldiers in their usher uniforms outside of Progressive Field ready for battle. From Left to Right: Bill Voit, Peter Miksa, Lou Valazquez, Mike Routa, Rigoberto (``Rigo'') Reveron and Pablo Senquiz. The sun will still come up tomorrow. Those were the sage words Plain Dealer sports copy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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With the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs splitting the first two games of the 112th World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, the series now moves to the Windy City for the next three games, beginning Friday. So, as we anxiously await the critical Game 3 at Wrigley Field (winner... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Neither snow nor rain, nor miniature drones, a bloody pinkie, or a depleted starting pitching rotation, can stop the 2016 Cleveland Indians. Amazingly, the journey continues. The Indians are back in the World Series for the first time since 1997. As they anxiously await the 112th World Series at Progressive... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Paul Hoynes high heater took everyone by surprise. The award winning veteran baseball writer for Cleveland.com is getting walloped by readers (and at least two members of the Cleveland Indians) for writing after the Tribe's 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday that their post-season is over before it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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“The Book Hunters” — Collier’s magazine, 1909 He lacks the required temperament, he’s too erratic, a loose cannon, a walking time bomb, he lacks integrity and exhibits time and again poor judgment. These are just some, but certainly not all, of the character deficiencies attributed to Donald Trump, the Republican... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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The Alf Landon Bandwagon in front of Public Hall at the 1936 GOP Convention in Cleveland. Cleveland Public Library Photo This month, (July 18-21) the Republicans will be rolling into downtown Cleveland. It's really not much of a surprise that the city of Cleveland was selected to host the Republican... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Block Island RI is considered a ``reader's paradise.'' Photo Credit: The Inn at BlockIsland The Mark Twain House-The Billiard Room, possibly the first ``Man Cave.'' Photo Credit: John Groo/The Mark Twain House & Museum With the official start of summer (June 20) less than a month away, many are making... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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A man walks amid the ruins after the explosion of an atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Photo Credit: AP File. Candles are lit around the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan Photo Credit: CNN.COM On Tuesday (May 10), the White House announced that President Obama is... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, for all intents and purposes, having locked up their nominations of their respective parties, they can now set their eyes on the big prize: winning the presidency. Whoever wins the whole enchilada in November will be inaugurated as the 45th U.S. President. And though... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee won a Pulitzer on Monday for Editorial Cartooning. Illustration Credit: Sacramento Bee In this the 100th year of awarding Pulitzer Prizes, the 2016 winners were announced at 3 p.m. eastern time on Monday via live-stream on pulitzer.org. The official announcement was made by Mike... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Senator Bernie Sanders after he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Donald Trump announces his run for presidency at the Trump Tower Atrium in Manhattan on June 16, 2015. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier However, it turns out,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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The clock is ticking. Do you have your NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket filled out? I hope you're felling lucky; you're going to need it. There are 68 teams and 9.2 quintillion possible bracket combinations. A Footnote: If you were to count one digit per second, it would take you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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In case you're not aware of it, Pope Francis’s book: ``The Name of God is Mercy'' has been translated into English and is available in U.S libraries and bookstores. http://goo.gl/aI0efl It's a light and breezy book; and I thought it a wonderful way to celebrate the Lenten season, especially with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands at the start of their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York Sept. 29, 2015. Photo Credit: Reuters New York Daily News front page dated January 2, 1959. *** In July, 2015, Washington and Havana... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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With the clock ticking; six Republican candidates are still alive and kicking. In less than five days, Saturday, February 20, Republicans will cast their votes in the South Carolina primary, The Democrats hold their primary in the Palmetto state on February 27th. From the looks of the latest polling data,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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With the big game just days away, when the AFC champion Denver Broncos play host to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, I put together a tip sheet for Sunday’s Super Bowl. I hope you find it helpful. A Footnote: Because of concerns over using just ``L'' to designate Super... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Getty Images The third Democratic presidential debate Saturday evening at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, featured a few hard right uppercuts, some fancy footwork, and punishing blows, but in the end, the debate was more about what unites Democrats rather than what divides them. As Vermont Senator... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Tashfeen Malik, right, and Syed Farook, the San Bernardino attackers expressed support for martyrdom using "private direct messages" according to FBI Director James Comey. Photo Credit: FBI The Kansas City Royals win their first World Series in 30 years. Photo Credit: CNN Finally, it’s happening, at long last. 2015 is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Bittersweet! That was the immediate thought of long-time Washington Post staffer Sally Quinn (Washington Post columnist) when asked to reflect on the final day in the Washington Post newsroom on Wednesday. If you were to pop your head into the door of the Washington Post at 1150 15th St. NW... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Demonstrators rally outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct to protest police brutality, on Nov. 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Jim Mone Chicago police Officers Michael Modzelewski, left, and John Conneely speak to reporters Sept. 29, 2015, about their role in helping save an 11-month-old shooting victim. (Brian Nguyen /... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Bill Clinton, then the Arkansas attorney general, announces his candidacy for governor in 1978 as his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, looks on. Photo Credit: Associated Press Hillary Rodham Clinton for President Hillary Clinton made history in 1993 in becoming the first wife of a U.S. President to preserve her maiden... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: The Des Moines Register During the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday, there was plenty of fireworks and face-to-face combat to satisfy even the tepid of political junkies. Clearly, the biggest explosion of the night centered on Hillary Clinton’s perceived cozy ties to Wall Street https://goo.gl/lDt6hK .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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During the fourth Republican debate on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the presidential contenders’ stats, facts, and spirited attacks came thick and fast. So much so that it became tough, at times, to know what was true, false, or highly exaggerated. Two issues, in particular, which popped up during the debate-caught... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at DailyNewsGems