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Apology does not cut it

July 14, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology last week. more »»

It’s our kind of county

July 13, 2014 Reading The New York Times Magazine’s study rating of Columbiana County as one of the hardest places to live is enough to make any resident depressed. more »»

The president’s top priority

July 12, 2014 President Barack Obama was in Texas this week, according to the White House. Was he taking a look at a major humanitarian crisis in that state and Arizona? No. more »»

Very cruel and unusual

July 11, 2014 Feeding the thousands of inmates at Ohio prisons is a big, demanding job. Getting it right all the time may be impossible. more »»

Mission not accomplished

July 10, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace last weej. more »»

Criminals in test scandal should not get off easy

July 9, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin restoring... more »»

The $2 billion question

July 7, 2014 A flood of thousands of Central American children who managed, sometimes alone, to sneak across the allegedly secure border between the U.S. more »»

Make this a safe, happy birthday celebration

July 4, 2014 Americans literally get a bang from the holiday we’re celebrating today. Even though it is illegal to detonate them in Ohio, fireworks will be booming and banging throughout the day and nigh. more »»

Just call them terrorists

July 3, 2014 Boko Haram, in Nigeria, uses tactics such as surrounding churches, then burning them down to kill all insid. more »»

Scattershot diplomacy

July 1, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipment. more »»

Uniform guidelines needed for court-appointed guardians

June 30, 2014 Children without family members to safeguard their interests, along with some elderly and disabled people, sometimes need court-appointed guardians. more »»

A long look at election law

June 27, 2014 Throughout the world, politics in America has the reputation of being something of a free-for-all in which candidates and their supporters trade charges and. more »»

Another probe of the IRS

June 25, 2014 Members of Congress investigating Internal Revenue Service harassment of conservative organizations got quite a shock They had asked for email messages to and from Lois Lerner, the former head of th... more »»

Do not count on Iran

June 24, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

Keep Americans abroad safe

June 21, 2014 ­Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

Evil is evil at any age

June 19, 2014 Many of the juveniles in corrections centers indeed are children who made unwise decisions and should not be treated as hardened criminal. more »»

Avoid making the same mistake twice

June 18, 2014 Iraq, where nearly 4,500 Americans died in what appears to have been a futile attempt to change the very culture of that violence-torn region, may be about to fall to a radically militant Islamic... more »»

Deal with the real threat

June 17, 2014 President Barack Obama has provided an example of why little meaningful action is being taken to reduce violence such as that at an Oregon school this wee. more »»

Cracks in the system

June 14, 2014 Nearly all the mass murders that have occurred in the United States during recent years have been committed by deeply disturbed people who “fell through the cracks” of laws intended to keep them fro... more »»

Giving up on work

June 13, 2014 Some young Americans unable to find jobs after they graduate from college, simply stay on campus, working toward advanced degrees. more »»

 
 
 

 

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