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Carter named commissioner president

James F. Carter of Grand Rapids will serve as president of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for calendar year 2014. Commissioner Doris I. Herringshaw of Liberty Township will serve as vice-president. The board will continue conducting regular meetings on Tuesday and...

Book review: ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’ an unflattering portrait of Fox News chief Ailes

In anticipation of the release of Gabriel Sherman’s book on Fox News chief Roger Ailes, the network issued a preemptive statement dismissing the author’s findings. It read, in part, “While we have not read the book, the only reality here is that Gabe was not provided...

Editorial: A W.Va. spill reveals outdated chemical safety laws

WHY DID West Virginia officials have to order 300,000 people to give up tap water in and around Charleston, the state capital, for days? In part because they didn’t know the health risks associated with 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, the chemical that spilled from riverside...

Editorial: Congress should let diplomacy on Iran nuclear program play out

NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS with Iran are proving as difficult as skeptics expected following a preliminary agreement in November. Though President Obama announced the accord in a national television address on Nov. 23, only this weekend was a plan for implementing the interim agreement...

Marcus: Gates and Christie: Two shades of loyalty

Loyalty is a quality that requires careful calibration. Too much can be dangerous; too little, demoralizing. Differing conceptions of loyalty, and differing choices of where to act along the loyalty spectrum, form the thread that links two main stories of the moment: the furor...

Parker: To defeat poverty, look to marriage

As we evaluate the efficacy of the War on Poverty, a single, unquantifiable factor stubbornly demands attention: luck. When it comes to the fortunes of the rich and the misfortunes of the poor, we recognize the role that luck plays. Some are born lucky — either through natural...

Milbank: With al-Qaeda, what’s in a name?

Warning: Al-Qaeda may be seeking franchise opportunities at a location near you. Osama bin Laden has been dead for almost three years, but people seem to be spotting his terrorist organization everywhere. Al-Qaeda in Iraq just took Fallujah. Republican leaders remain convinced...

Meyerson: Free trade and the loss of U.S. jobs

When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address this month, he will surely highlight the issue of growing economic inequality and argue for such remedies as raising the minimum wage. He may also put in a plug for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade...

New school-discipline guidelines could encourage more disruptive behavior

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For Christie, it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up

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