Woman shot in Fostoria

Fostoria police are investigating the shooting of a woman in Fostoria Wednesday night. According to scanner traffic, Wood County Sheriff’s Department reported receiving a 9-1-1 call  just before 11:30 p.m. in which the caller reported a break-in and the shooting of his...

Meyerson: The boost that comes from raising the minimum wage

The standard argument — really, the only argument — against raising the minimum wage is that it will lead to job loss. The argument is beloved by die-hard opponents of raising the wage because it provides them with a veneer, however flimsy, of concern about the welfare of the...

Dionne: The Grimes-McConnell bluegrass war

LOUISVILLE Anyone with a weak stomach and refined sensibilities should stay out of Kentucky for the next six months. From the mountains to the gentle bluegrass, this normally civilized state was transformed Tuesday night into the staging ground for a merciless war over everything...

Lane: The broken nature of the fixed-rate mortgage

Today’s subject is housing, and as part of my research I’ve been going through the U.S. Constitution, looking for the exact words that guarantee Americans access to a 30-year, fixed-rate home mortgage. I haven’t found the provision yet, but it must be in there...

Will: State campaign finance laws are on borrowed time

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, “10,000 campaign finance laws.” He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota’s chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm,...
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Editorial: The District’s sensible reforms pass constitutional muster, a federal judge rules

AFTER THE Supreme Court tossed out as unconstitutional the District’s ban on handguns, city officials were faced with a delicate task: how to protect the public from gun violence without running afoul of the constitutional right articulated in the court’s landmark...
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Editorial: Espionage indictments against China deliver a useful message

THE JUSTICE Department should be commended for taking action against alleged audacious economic espionage by China, targeting the United States. The indictments returned on Monday highlight in some detail what has been openly discussed for several years — that China, as a matter...
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Editorial: A rash of firings will not solve the problems at the VA

THE MEN and women who have served their country in uniform deserve better than delay or denial of the medical care they need and have earned. So it is crucial to get to the bottom of allegations of misconduct at the nation’s veterans hospitals. America’s veterans also...

Corcoran Gallery’s loss is shameful

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Children of farm workers should be in safe, supervised care, not in the fields

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