Donald Sterling and the evolution of ‘banned for life’

But together, these few cases serve as a kind of mirror for our values over time. The reasons for these bans have shifted from the preservation of fair play to the enforcement of progressive ideals, so that if people get tossed today, it’s less likely because they cheated...
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Five myths about sanctions

Daniel W. Drezner, a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will begin blogging for The Post later this month. He is the author of “The Sanctions Paradox” and the forthcoming “The System Worked: How the World Stopped...

That honest conversation about race everyone wants? We can’t handle it.

Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press – That we are racist a little bit Even though we all know that it’s wrong Maybe it would help us get along. — “Avenue Q” God bless Donald Sterling. The octogenarian owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was caught on tape doing the one...

Review: ‘The Tyranny of Experts’ by William Easterly, on global development’s errors

In his provocative “The Tyranny of Experts,” he lays out a passionate, if fitful, argument against the conventional approach to economic development. In the realm of benevolent intervention, the standing rule has always been that you can walk into a poor country and, with enough...
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‘Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty,’ by Diane Keaton

A look at some of our favorite images from the past week. As the flag bearer for the necktie-and-bowler-hat style she pioneered in “Annie Hall” (1977), Keaton clearly knows that her appearance elicits strong opinions. (The Oscar-winner recalls the moment when she realized...
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‘Hitchcock’s Partner in Suspense: The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett’

HITCHCOCK’S PARTNER IN SUSPENSE The Life of Screenwriter Charles Bennett By Charles Bennett Edited by John Charles Bennett Univ. Press of Kentucky. 279 pp. $40 Not long ago, Turner Classic Movies showed “Curse of the Demon” (1957). In his introductory remarks, Robert...

Cooper Tire reports lower profits for first quarter of 2014

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s profit declined 19 percent from a year earlier to $45.4 million last quarter. Earnings amounted to 72 cents per share, down from 89 cents per share in the January-March quarter a year earlier. Sales declined 7.6 percent to $796.5 million. “Cooper is...

Van Buren man wanted for questioning about SUV crash

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in bringing in a Van Buren man for questioning. The sheriff’s office said 23-year-old Andre “L.D.” White is wanted for questioning about a car crash and a stolen vehicle. Early Thursday morning, a 2007...

Dorothy R. Clouse

Dorothy Rose Clouse, 91, of New Riegel and briefly the Good Shepherd Home, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014. She was born on March 7, 1923, in Wyandot County, to the late Frank and Clara (Reinhart) Lucius. On June 5, 1943, she married Firmin C. Clouse in Bascom...

Joyce E. Holman-Hayes

Joyce E. Holman-Hayes, 85, of Fostoria, passed away 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Independence House, Fostoria. She was born January 3, 1929 in Fostoria to the late Harley and Reba (Gibson) Mansfield. She married Lloyd Holman in 1947, they were married 25 years and he...