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A counterproductive tax credit

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An absolute exemption from First Amendment protections

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When the clueless conduct foreign relations

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Use Nazi art to immunize us against propaganda

Regarding Linda Offit’s Feb. 28 letter, “Destroy Nazi propaganda”: The 456 pieces of Nazi art being stored by the U.S. government should not be destroyed. Some of these pieces may be good art (let our National Gallery judge), but all constitute examples of effective, evil...

What is to be done? Putin’s aggression in Ukraine needs a response

Zbigniew Brzezinski was national security adviser from 1977 to 1981. Regarding the Russian aggression against Ukraine, much depends on what Vladi­mir Putin does next. But what Putin does depends on not only his calculation of the likely NATO (and especially the U.S.) response but...
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Book World review: ‘The Adventures of Henry Thoreau,’ by Michael Sims

When Henry David Thoreau died at age 44, he remained an enigma even to those who knew him best. Was he a crank or a prophet? Had he frittered away his time and talents, or had he crafted an exemplary life and enduring art? Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau’s most devoted mentor...

Cooper to invest $140 million in Miss. plant

Mississippi officials are supporting tax breaks to modernize Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s plant in Tupelo, while state officials mull a contribution. The Lee County (Miss.) Board of Supervisors has approved a plan to cut property taxes for 10 years, which could save the...

Misreading Putin, and history

One hundred years after a spark in Central Europe ignited a conflagration from which the world has not yet recovered and from which Europe will never recover, armed forces have crossed an international border in Central Europe, eliciting this analysis from Secretary of State John...

Husted announces election board appointments

Two members of the Hancock County Board of Elections have been reappointed by Secretary of State Jon Husted. Elizabeth Candler, a Democrat, and P. Richard Larick, a Republican, have been appointed to additional two-year terms. Ohio law requires bipartisan representation on each...

Thiessen: Obama’s weakness emboldens Putin

When President Obama declared Friday that “there will be costs” for any Russian intervention in Ukraine, you could hear the laughter emanating from the Kremlin — followed by the sound of Russian military vehicles roaring into Crimea and seizing control of the peninsula. “Costs?”...