The other lessons of college

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Quality day care is worth the investment

Regarding the April 10 news article “Math 101 for new parents”: The “solution” to prohibitive day-care costs for some mothers is to stay home. But in single-parent families in which the mother is the only breadwinner, as well as in low-income two-parent families, that’s not...

Samuelson: The idleness trap

If you know someone among the long-term unemployed — a category that includes workers who have been jobless at least six months, but in many cases much longer — you understand what a frustrating and demoralizing experience it is, especially for mid-career professionals and...

Dionne: A program conservatives should love

We are at a point at which we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie. Don’t laugh. If we can agree on anything across our philosophical divides, surely we can support efforts to promote voluntary service by our fellow citizens and to...

Central African Republic needs immediate help

Ban Ki-moon is secretary general of the United Nations. I have had many unforgettable welcome receptions at airports around the world. But nothing could have prepared me for my arrival last week in Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. More than 70,000 people...

Diehl: The United States’ Middle East peace process paradox

The Middle East “peace process” can look like an endless loop of diplomatic failures that leave Israelis and Palestinians stuck in in­trac­table conflict. So as the latest round of U.S.-sponsored negotiation teeters on the brink, it’s worth pointing out that during the...
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Editorial: Let’s get rape evidence off the shelves and start solving crimes

ALL NATASHA S. Alexenko wanted to do after she was raped at gunpoint by an unknown assailant in 1993 was take a shower. But feeling a responsibility to help police solve the crime, she submitted to an exhaustive four-hour physical exam. Never did she imagine that the rape kit —...
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Editorial: Heartbleed portends larger security threats

TENS OF MILLIONS of Americans have been affected by the theft of their personal information in the digital age. In a recent major data breach at Target stores, numbers and names were taken from about 40 million customers, and many millions more suffered compromises in other...
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Even More on the FFW&W and a Correction…

Milepost 821 I received some feed-back about a recent post that I did concerning the Findlay, Fort Wayne & Western Railroad that I wanted to share with the rest of those of you who lend me your ear every once in a while. First, the picture above shows the FFW&W station...