About the Author
Connie Schultz, a biweekly columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Creators Syndicate, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2005. Her other awards include the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award, the National Headliners Award, the James Batten Medal, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for social-justice reporting. Her narrative series “The Burden of Innocence,” which chronicled the life of a man wrongly incarcerated for rape, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Connie Schultz is married to Ohio’s senior senator, Sherrod Brown, and has two children and two stepchildren.