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Samoas, Thin Mints and business ethics

Kelly Richmond Pope, founder of Helios Digital Learning, teaches forensic accounting at DePaul University. Crisp Thin Mints, peanut butter Tagalongs and coconutty Samoas are everywhere — it must be Girl Scout Cookie season. (Pete Gamlen for The Washington Post) More from Outlook...

Prep basketball games

Boys: Port Clinton 72, Fostoria 52; Girls: Old Fort 39, St. Wendelin 25

Why the economy isn’t doomed

Zachary A. Goldfarb covers the White House and economic policy for The Washington Post. The case for economic doom is easy. Whether it’s liberals worried about widening inequality and middle-class struggles, conservatives saying we’ve lost the war on poverty and are...

Editorial: Open the door to the Kurds

AS BLOODSHED in Iraq and Syria has steadily escalated, the importance to the United States of one regional ally has been growing. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, which controls an autonomous enclave bordering Iran, Turkey and Syria, is democratic, secular,...

Editorial: D.C. tax reform proposal merits a close look

A FAIR and efficient tax system raises necessary revenue by applying the lowest possible rates on the broadest possible base. That’s a lot easier said than done, as the many disappointed reformers who have tackled, say, the U.S. tax code over the years can attest. The...

Editorial: Same-sex marriage gains momentum, thanks to the courts

WHAT IS rapidly becoming a cavalcade of federal judges has been unable to find any legal, constitutional, rational or moral basis for upholding state bans on same-sex marriage. Taking their cues both from the Supreme Court, which last year ordered the federal government to...

More on J.J. Young, the Ohio Valley Railroad Photographer

Milepost 802 Back in January of 2009, I wrote about a display in Wheeling, West Virginia, of photos taken by John J. Young Jr. (Milepost 184). John was the unofficial railroad photographer in the Ohio Valley and it is believed he took as many as 20,000 railroad related pictures...

SW tops Tigers by six

By MATT NYE sports writer ATTICA — St. Wendelin overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and defeated Seneca East 63-57 Friday night in Midland Athletic League play. Seneca East built a 50-43 lead with 5:30 left in the fourth quarter, but the Mohawks responded...

SW girls bounce Lakota

KANSAS — Allie Rutter scored 11 points to help St. Wendelin beat host Lakota 33-23 Friday night in Midland Athletic League action. The victory was the 13th straight for the Mohawks (16-4 overall, 6-3 MAL). The Raiders fell to 4-14 and 1-8. Mackenzie McAfee compiled nine...

New Riegel girls lose two games

New Riegel’s junior high girls basketball teams dropped a pair of games to North Baltimore, falling 28-17 in the eighth-grade contest and 33-14 in the seventh-grade meeting. Lauren Theis and Tiffany Hemminger each had four points for New Riegel’s eighth-graders, with...