Fostoria police seek subject in armed robbery

Fostoria Police were investigating an armed robbery reported Thursday night at an East Lytle Street convenience store. According to the clerk of Circle K South, 551 E. Lytle St., a white male wearing a dark red ski mask brandished a handgun around 9:20 p.m. and demanded money,...

Robinson: My Brother’s Keeper: A helping hand for young men of color

“My Brother’s Keeper” has a much nicer ring than “stop and frisk.” It also promises to be a more effective, less self-defeating way to address the interlocking social and economic crises afflicting young men of color. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that President...

Gerson: Republicans deal with a tea party hangover

The evidence accumulates that the Republican Party is sobering up — cotton-mouthed and slightly disoriented — from its recent ideological bender. The tone of some rhetoric on the far right — no mercy to enemies, no enemies to the right — was pressed to an abhorrent extreme by Ted...

Zakaria: America plays its role in a changing world right

As America navigates a changing world, the people who seem to be having the greatest difficulty with the adjustment are the country’s pundits. Over the past few weeks, a new conventional wisdom has congealed on the op-ed pages: The United States is in retreat, and this is...

Krauthammer: Putin’s Ukraine gambit

Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the...

Lane: A credit to the tax code that’s worth increasing

Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but if there’s any point on which they should still see eye to eye it might be the federal earned-income tax credit. This cash supplement to wages, delivered in the form of a tax refund, was created during the...

Editorial: Haiti must end its de facto moratorium on democracy

NEARLY THREE years into his term, Haitian President Michel Martelly has yet to hold parliamentary or local elections. Endless negotiations with a fractured political opposition amid an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and recrimination have produced tentative progress, for which...

Editorial: Paying the price for Detroit’s fiscal irresponsibility

DETROIT’S BANKRUPTCY is so catastrophic, and its causes so local, that it is tempting to say that the Motor City’s downfall has few lessons for state and other local governments. It’s hard to imagine a combination of deindustrialization and population loss more...

Editorial: Virginia’s ethics bill won’t rein in Richmond’s common excesses

IN 2012, Quality Archery Designs, a Virginia-based e-commerce firm that sells hunting gizmos, presented then-Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) with a gift he described on disclosure forms as “tools,” valued at $309. The same year, the Virginia Wine Wholesalers...

Review: ‘William Wells Brown’ captures a former slave’s literary achievements

Frederick Douglass, the slave who secured his freedom and became a prolific writer, a vociferous abolitionist and a staunch supporter of women’s rights, is the most recognized African American man of the 19th century. Yet William Wells Brown, whose life, career and activism...