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Rampell: Corporations are people. So what if people were corporations?

(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer July 24 at 8:18 PM “Checked the tax code,” wrote a friend who’s engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. “Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big US companies are...
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Ignatius: In Afghanistan and Iran, John Kerry brings some reasons for hope

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Pool/Reuters) By David Ignatius Opinion writer July 24 at 8:26 PM The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers — involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran — that avoided what...
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Teachers unions sacrifice high standards to evade accountability

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. (Damian Dovarganes/AP) By Hanna Skandera and Kevin Huffman July 24 at 8:35 PM Hanna Skandera heads the New Mexico Public Education Department. Kevin Huffman is the Tennessee commissioner of education. You can always...
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Krauthammer: The vacant presidency

By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer July 24 at 8:44 PM The president’s demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached from the world’s...
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Robinson: Israel is acting as if it is free of moral responsibilities.

Palestinian relatives mourn over Hamas’ green flag-draped bodies of eleven members of the Al Astal immediate and extended family, killed by an Israeli strike. (Hatem Ali/AP) By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer July 24 at 8:50 PM The civilian death toll in Gaza from...

VB board puts school improvement levy on ballot

VAN BUREN — Come November, Van Buren School District residents will have a chance to show support or vote down a $28.7 million school improvement levy. The Van Buren school board on Thursday night approved sending the 7-mill, 30-year tax to the Hancock County Board of Election...

Candidates speak at Democratic dinner

Two candidates spoke this evening at the Hancock County Democratic Party’s summer dinner. Ohio Supreme Court candidate Judge John O’Donnell and Congressional candidate Bob Fry outlined their platforms for area Democrats. O’Donnell said he would add independence to t...
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My Old Friend Dick Knotts

Milepost 855 From time to time, I’ve mentioned people that I have met in this great hobby. One of those people was certainly Dick Knotts who lived near Washington, DC. Dick was a great modeler and was active in the NMRA. When I was thumbing through some of those old NMRA...

Tammy

Gas is $4 a gallon? Thanks Obamacare! – Tammy Perhaps I should thank the critics who gave plenty of hate to the movie, “Tammy.” I had put off seeing this flick before finally traveling to the cinemas last weekend. I’ve enjoyed Melissa McCarthy and the...

‘A Life in Six Masterpieces’ provides insightful perspective on Michelangelo

By Travis Nichols July 23 at 11:13 PM MICHELANGELO A Life in Six Masterpieces By Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster. 432 pp. $29.95 dd/rc MICHELANGELO A Life in Six Masterpieces By Miles J. Unger Simon & Schuster. 432 pp. $29.95 In this enjoyable but curious biography, art...