Bertram de Souza

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Weekly Sunday columns from Vindicator writer Bertram de Souza.


Opinion: Mahoning Valley Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. was riding high. His election victories were landslides; most area politicians feared him; his national reputation kept growing because of his profane (rather than profound) one-minute speeches on the floor of the House; and his war with The Vindicator was reaching new heights.

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Angry on any given Sunday

Opinion: The tiger is dead, and I can now get off. It has been a hellish ride for 34 years – just as the late

Unsolved mystery: Oakhill scandal

Opinion: Editor’s Note: As the days dwindle down to the Aug. 31 closing of The Vindicator, this writer has

Trump hears echoes of 2016

Opinion: When self-made billionaire Michael Bloomberg of New York decided not to run for president in 2020,

Unsolved mystery: Archaic courts

Opinion: More than 30 years ago, one of the leading criminal lawyers in the Mahoning Valley came up with a brazen proposal regarding the criminal justice system: Get rid of all the courts in Mahoning County below the Common Pleas level and create a metropolitan court featuring seven full-time judgeships.

Unsolved mystery: GM’s betrayal

Opinion: When did General Motors first decide to end production of the highly successful Chevrolet Cruze and

Y’town Plan survives assault

Opinion: Hey, Jackie Adair, “troll” this. Or better yet, let’s play a kid’s game – something you and your