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Doug Clifton: Cleveland needs more than LeBron to restore its greatness

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I heard the first crack when a friend of mine called 15 years ago. He knew I was considering a move from my job as executive editor of the Miami Herald, a job I’d held for eight years. “I have some good news and some bad news,” he said. “A top editor’s job has opened in one of the Newhouse papers. The bad news is that it’s in Cleveland.” The memory of that conversation came roaring back as the LeBron…

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If ever an agency needed limitless oversight, it’s the Department of Children and Families

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If an agency is under fire for failing to live up to its statutory responsibility, it can respond in one of two ways. It can take immediate steps to fix the problem and swing the doors wide to public oversight to make sure it won’t happen again. Or it can do what the Florida Department of Children and Families did as evidenced by the Miami Herald’s front page Friday. That is, make it exponentially harder to check up on the…

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