Cutting emissions in Virginia

January 29 at 5:07 PM The Jan. 26 editorial “Cut emissions the cheaper, smarter way” espoused the Republican cap-and-trade plan to let “market forces” reduce carbon emissions in Virginia. This proposal is pure pseudoscience. Power companies are monopolies; there are no “market...

Drones’ dangers

January 29 at 5:08 PM Regarding the Jan. 27 front-page article “Drone exposes gap in security”: Drones have violated White House airspace at least four times in six months. This sums up the dangers of recreational drones. One of the most secure areas in the world can be easily...

An organized opposition campaign

January 29 at 5:09 PM Eric Wang’s Jan. 25 Local Opinions commentary, “The cost of a political opinion,” characterized William V. Jones III, the founder of the group “Two. Is. Enough. D.C.,” as a concerned citizen who merely made an anti-marijuana Web site and participated...
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Zakaria: Will Washington allow the pursuit of positive foreign policy?

President Barack Obama, second from right, first lady Michelle Obama, left, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee pose for photographers in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (Carolyn Kaster/AP) By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer...
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Joshua Meservey: Ni­ger­ian refugees fleeing Boko Haram are a crisis in the making

Men on camels cross the water as a woman washes clothes in Lake Chad in Ngouboua, January 19, 2015. Refugees fleeing attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram continued to cross the border into neighbouring Chad on Monday. (Stringer/Reuters) By Joshua Meservey January 29 at...

Blizzard Buddies

We gotta get out of this placeIf it’s the last thing we ever doWe gotta get out of this place’cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you – Eric Burdon and the Animals As a blizzard targeted the East Coast earlier this week, there were tales of people...

Mardi Gras Extravaganza tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Mardi Gras Extravaganza. The foundation’s yearly fundraising effort is slated for Feb. 13 at the Meadowbrook Park Historic Redwood Ballroom in Bascom from 6-11 p.m. General admission tickets...
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Ignatius: The lesson from Yemen

Houthi fighters ride a truck to attend the funeral of a fellow fighter in Sanaa January 27, 2015. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government quit on last Thursday in a confrontation with Houthi militiamen. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters) By David Ignatius Opinion...
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Marcus: The debt: Mission unaccomplished

By Ruth Marcus Columnist January 27 at 7:40 PM Oh, the debt. Yawn. How passe. How 2009. Once, President Obama held a summit on fiscal responsibility (2009). Once, he gave an entire speech devoted to the subject (2011). Once, his State of the Union addresses (2010, 2011, 2013)...

Mr. Obama’s confidence comes too late

January 27 at 5:38 PM Regarding Dana Milbank’s Jan. 25 Sunday Opinion column, “A cocky Obama is here to stay”: Our economy is good but not much different from two months ago. If President Obama’s swagger is justified, as I believe it is, where was it when it might...