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Rotary goes recycling

MORGAN MANNS / the Review Times Rotary goes recycling John Irwin (back), Fostoria Rotary President and Kathy Stearns, Fostoria Rotary president-elect throw recyclables into a dumpster in the old Kroger parking lot. Fostoria Rotary Club is accepting cardboard, plastic, aluminum,...
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Editorial: Relisha Rudd disappeared because D.C.’s safety net failed

WHAT IS so disturbing about the events that led to the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd from a Washington homeless shelter is not that people didn’t care or take action. Rather it is that the action taken — thought to be reasonable and responsible — was insufficient...
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Editorial: FBI cleared in Florida shooting death, but questions remain

TEN MONTHS ago, an FBI special agent shot and killed Ibragim Todashev in the course of interrogating him about a Massachusetts triple murder possibly linked to the late Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspected mastermind of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. This week, the Justice...
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Editorial: NLRB calls a foul on the NCAA for the status of student-athletes

IT’S OFFICIAL, according to a preliminary ruling of the National Labor Relations Board: The college sports industry’s claim that it exists to serve student-athletes doesn’t hold, er, Gatorade. Teams are composed of full-time athletes who labor under highly...

Parker: Lighten up on the first lady

The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama. From criticism of her trip to China to a recent “tell-all” by former White House assistant press secretary Reid Cherlin in the New Republic...

Afghanistan’s election results will need a calm response from the U.S. and partners

Noah Coburn is a political anthropologist at Bennington College and the author of “Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan.” Ronald E. Neumann is president of the American Academy of Diplomacy and was U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007. U.S. strategic interests will be...

King: With April 1 elections, D.C.’s future hangs in the balance

Democrats voting in Tuesday’s D.C. primary have two questions to weigh: Which candidate should I support for mayor? And which candidate stands the best chance of winning in November? Until this year, the second question would have been moot because winning the party’s...

Marcus: The budgetary fix we’re in

The capital’s dysfunction has its unfortunate exceptions. Gridlock yields to interests powerful enough to trump habits of obstruction. The result is compromise of a peculiarly distasteful variety — bipartisanship in the form of can-kicking, budgetary obfuscation and...

Is American democracy headed to extinction?

Behind dysfunctional government, is democracy itself in decay? It took only 250 years for democracy to disintegrate in ancient Athens. A wholly new form of government was invented there in which the people ruled themselves. That constitution proved marvelously effective. Athens...

25 years after Exxon Valdez, we still haven’t learned to limit oil drilling

Frances Beinecke is president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. She was a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Twenty-five years ago this month, the Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound...