New distribution center to share tax savings

McLane Co., which will open a grocery distribution center on Findlay’s north end in 2016, eventually employing 425, will benefit from two large tax breaks, state and city officials announced Tuesday. The business won a $3.6 million job creation tax credit from the state. McLane...
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Editorial: Larry Hogan for Maryland governor

MARYLAND’S MORIBUND Republican Party is holding a primary for governor next month, though voters might be excused for not noticing. Even compared with the lackluster Democratic contest, which has not set pulses galloping, the GOP race is a low-key affair, featuring...
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Editorial: Some in GOP would allow schools to opt out of nutritional standards for students’ lunches

THE FEDERAL government spends more than $10 billion a year on the National School Lunch Program, which serves more than 30 million students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For that, taxpayers should expect schools not to feed their children junk. That was the reasonable logic...
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Editorial: Martial law in Thailand is worrisome but offers an opportunity for accord

THAILAND’S MILITARY has staged at least 11 coups in the past 80 years, a record that has held the country back politically and economically. Whether its declaration Tuesday of martial law will add to that sorry score is not yet certain. In deploying troops, banning marches...

Ignatius: A Finland model for Ukraine?

After months of war fever over Ukraine, perhaps the biggest surprise is that citizens there will be voting to choose a new government in elections that observers predict will be free and fair in most areas. This electoral pathway for Ukraine seemed unlikely a few weeks ago, given...

Marcus: Shedding light on dark money

Big money is destined to remain part of U.S. politics, absent a legislative revolution or constitutional amendment. But there is a crucial difference between big money and secret money. Two differences, actually. Ruth Marcus An editorial writer specializing in politics, the...

The FIRST Act has two flaws that could limit future discoveries

David J. Skorton is the president of Cornell University. Congress soon will make an important set of decisions that could significantly impact our nation’s global technological and economic edge now and for years to come. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is...

Washington’s Metro is a subway all can ride

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Narendra Modi is the leader India needs

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Going around the FDA for access to experimental drugs will not help patients

Regarding the May 17 news article “In 3 states, dying patients will soon get the ‘right to try’ unproven drugs”: As one of the AIDS activists who pushed for early access to experimental drugs for HIV infection in the 1980s and 1990s, I am filled with sadness and fear at the...