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Will: Thin skins and legislative prayer

After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional “God save the United States and this honorable court,” the Supreme Court ruled that the Upstate New York town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment’s prohibition of “establishment of religion” by opening its board...

Dionne: The Supreme Court fails the empathy test

To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you. This act...

Meyerson: Business interests increasingly conflict with national interests

It’s all well and good that Ukraine wants to retain its independence, but business is business. The Western democracies may be divided on how best to deter Russia from taking over the Ukrainian east, but the multinational corporations of every nation seem to have come to...

Arlington’s pub crawls are just another community event

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Supreme Court breaks faith with the separation of church and state

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Monica Lewinsky still doesn’t understand that she is a victim

Regarding the May 7 Style article “Rewriting her own story”: There is no such thing as a consensual relationship between a White House intern and the president of the United States. Period. This is not a subtle point, and it is troubling that, after all these years, Monica...
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Editorial: D.C.’s bad mental-health report card

FOR THE third year in a row, an assessment of children’s mental health in the District of Columbia has found the city lacking in its ability to reach and help those most in need. It’s long been apparent that this failure affects not only children with problems and...
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Editorial: U.S. sanctions against Venezuela could break the nation’s free fall

AS VENEZUELA plummets toward economic and social chaos, the successors to Hugo Chávez are flailing in all directions. Some of their actions have the ring of pragmatism : With inflation nearing 60 percent and 30 percent of basic goods in shortage, the government recently modified...
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Editorial: Pfizer’s offer to buy AstraZeneca shows that the U.S. needs corporate tax reform

THE HOT read among policy wonks these days is “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” by French economist Thomas Piketty. He warns of a long-term trend toward ever-concentrated wealth and urges a global wealth tax to prevent it. While that might be a bad idea even if it were...

Man sentenced for voyeurism in Findlay

A Pemberville man was sentenced to 30 days in a work release program for photographing women at an area tanning salon. Casey Miller, 27, pleaded no contest and was found guilty this afternoon in Findlay Municipal Court to six counts of voyeurism, a second-degree misdemeanor....