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Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Fourth branch testing Trump

One effect of the Trump administration: We're getting an excellent (albeit unfortunate) education in the dangers and confusions caused by a historically weak president. Today's example: the rapidly multiplying obvious differences between POTUS and the executive branch departments and agencies.

By Jonathan Bernstein Bloomberg View (tns)
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Don't fund Ohio drug fight by cutting cities

The fact that Ohio is in the middle of an opioid addiction crisis is not in dispute. With thousands of residents dying from these drugs every year, the epidemic has reached everywhere from urban cores to rural farm towns.

The Associated Press
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Want to be green? Work at home

Expanding mass-transit systems is a pillar of green and "new urbanist" thinking, but with few exceptions, the idea of ever-larger numbers of people commuting into an urban core ignores a major shift in the labor economy: More people are working from home.

By Joel Kotkin Los Angeles Times
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

The rights of sex offenders do exist

After years of panicked and excessively punitive lawmaking against sex offenders, cooler heads are beginning to prevail. The U.S.

Los Angeles Times (tns)
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Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

An overdue end to Pelosi's era

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.

Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Senate's health bill really a tax cut for rich 1

President Donald Trump made headlines Thursday when he tweeted that he doesn't have any tapes to document what he said to former FBI Director James Comey.

Newsday (tns)
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Whatever happened to repeal, replace? 3

There might be something funnier than congressional Democrats complaining about the Republican Obamacare "fix" being drafted in secret, but offhand we can't think of what. Obamacare itself, don't forget, was crafted in private. And would that complicated monstrosity mean for Americans?

The News-sentinel (fort Wayne, Ind.) (tns)
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio's fracking taxes debated again

COLUMBUS -- It wouldn't be a biennial budget debate without a little final talk of raising taxes on oil and gas produced via horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

10 years later, the iPhone owns us

Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature "Sermon on the Mount" style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity.

By Virginia Heffernan Los Angeles Times (tns)
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Global warming in the classroom

There is a bubbling controversy about how to teach "manmade global warming" in the classroom. Is it a scientific certainty about which there can be no dispute? Or is it a theory about which people with differing viewpoints can have a legitimate debate?

The News-sentinel (fort Wayne, Ind.) (tns)
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Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

Air traffic control reform long overdue

The U.S. air traffic control system has fallen woefully behind most of the rest of the world, but we may finally be on the cusp of a promising reform decades in the making.

The Orange County Register (tns)
Jun 26, 2017 4:00 AM

GOP health plans will worsen opioid scourge

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio -- It's true. This feels like the center of the opioid crisis in America. But so do West Virginia and Maryland and Massachusetts and hamlets with such names as Pleasantville, Welch and Delray Beach.

By Ann Mcfeatters Tribune News Service
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

An open letter to Vladimir Putin

Dear President Putin: There is no doubt that you control American politics and, in fact, you are now in control of the White House and the present and future state of democracy in the United States.

By Gloria Johns Tribune News Service
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Editorial: Zoning fights impact entire community 2

Democracy can be messy sometimes, especially when backyard concerns unite neighbors in opposition to development plans and put city leaders in the middle of tough choices.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Congress should look in the mirror

Congress is spending a fortune in time and money. Investigating the Russian involvement in our presidential election. The lines were long and the voting was heavy. But I did not see one Russian in line voting.

Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Gun control is fine except for not working

Whenever there is a shooting, liberals have an answer that is not an answer, namely the charade of more gun control.

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service (tns)
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Yes: Autonomous vehicles will improve safety

Visitors to the General Motors Futurama pavilion at the New York World's Fair of 1939 saw something quite amazing: an automated highway system. It was a dazzling display of thousands of cars and trucks operating without driver assistance, allowing for maximum traffic flow and efficiency.

By William H. Noack Tribune News Service
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Become active to resist Trump 2

One of the United States' greatest global achievements was joining 194 other nations of the world in agreeing to try to reduce carbon emissions in order to slow the warming of the earth's climate.

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David Dix: Kent couple witnessed baseball shooting
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

David Dix: Kent couple witnessed baseball shooting

A former Kent resident and graduate of Roosevelt High School, Ben Childers, witnessed the shootings in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded five, including a congressman, a lobbyist, a congressional aide, and two Capitol Police officers, when they were gathered to practice baseball to prepare for th

David E. Dix
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

No: Americans will always seek open road

Self-driving cars will kill the precious thrill of the open road while hurting large segments of our economy. When killjoys and bureaucrats get their way, we give up the things that make our lives rich and fun. We're approaching that now with these pod-like vehicles.

By Whitt Flora Tribune News Service