Meyerson: The coming job apocalypse

As a general rule, more Americans work than do the citizens of other advanced economies. Since the late 1970s, when the number of women in the workforce ballooned, the share of Americans who either had jobs or were trying to get one was greater than the share of comparable...

Lane: Fixing one driver of inequality may hit close to home for some progressives

In the debate over economic inequality, most of the discussion is about new things the federal government should do to make the distribution of our society’s resources more even: raise the minimum wage, say, or impose higher tax rates on the rich. But what about getting...

Dionne: The pope’s message to the president

President Obama’s first salary as a community organizer was paid by a Catholic group, and his earliest social justice work was rooted in Catholic social doctrine. He identified with Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, then Chicago’s archbishop, whose consistent ethic of life...

President Obama’s foreign policy paradox

Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He writes a monthly foreign affairs column for The Post. Whether one likes President Obama’s conduct of foreign policy or not, the common assumption is that the administration is at least giving the American...

Ohio Ex-doctor Accused Of Distributing Painkillers

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a former doctor in northeastern Ohio of illegally distributing painkillers and pills to his patients. The FBI says those who were prescribed the pills included drug addicts and people who were never examined by the doctor. An...

Coyotes Recall Murphy From Portland

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Coyotes recalled defenseman Connor Murphy from Portland of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Murphy has a goal, seven assists and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games for the Coyotes this season. He has 11 assists and 46...

Coyotes Recall Murphy From Portland

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Coyotes recalled defenseman Connor Murphy from Portland of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Murphy has a goal, seven assists and 10 penalty minutes in 26 games for the Coyotes this season. He has 11 assists and 46...
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Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013

FILE – This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’ condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United...

Ohio Opposes Freedom For Ex-officer During Appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state opposes freedom for a former Akron police captain released after nearly 15 years in prison in Ohio for his ex-wife’s slaying. Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh says Douglas Prade has a strong motive to flee because of the...

Dozens Of Ohio State Students Report Mumps Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A dozen more Ohio State University students and one staff member have been added to the list of cases in a central Ohio mumps outbreak. Public health agencies for Columbus and surrounding Franklin County on Wednesday reported 82 total cases of the contagious...