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Ohio AG Appeals Federal Order On Gay Marriages

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials have appealed a federal judge’s order to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states. The state attorney general’s office filed a notice of appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday....

Kentucky Death-row Inmates Seek Sweat Lodge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three inmates on Kentucky’s death row want a sweat lodge, pow wow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars — requests the prison system has at least in part declined to fulfill. Now, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court...

Kentucky Death-row Inmates Seek Sweat Lodge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three inmates on Kentucky’s death row want a sweat lodge, pow wow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars — requests the prison system has at least in part declined to fulfill. Now, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court...

Why do we care about only some people’s tragedy?

Frank Strasburger, a retired Episcopal priest, is the co-founder of Princeton in Africa, an international fellowship organization. A capsized ship. The cowardly captain first to jump ship. Hundreds dead. I’m talking about the South Korean ferry, right? Or perhaps that...

Less Lady Gaga, more serious news

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After carving up Ukraine, where will Putin turn next?

Masha Gessen is a Russian American journalist and the author of “The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.” Vladimir Putin has consistently explained his intervention in Ukraine by citing his concern for the security of ethnic Russians, Russian speakers and...

Milbank: Ted Cruz, the reckless accuser

Sen. Ted Cruz, in a speech to fellow conservatives at the Federalist Society this week, provided detailed evidence of what the right calls the “lawlessness” of the Obama administration. The Texas Republican, in his latest McCar­thyesque flourish, said he had a list of “76...

Will: Wis. prosecutors abuse the law for partisan ends

U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene. Last Tuesday, Randa halted the corruption being committed by people pretending to...

Detroit’s clever and likely illegal art-for-pensions deal

David Skeel is a professor of bankruptcy law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The $816 million art-for-pensions deal that is designed to preserve the Detroit Institute of Arts collection is fascinating, imaginative and clever. But it’s almost certainly illegal....

Ky. Inmates Death-row Inmates Seek Sweat Lodge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three inmates on Kentucky’s death row want a sweat lodge, pow wow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars — requests the prison system has at least in part declined to fulfill. Now, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court...