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The school year is underway across our state, and over and over I hear the same thing from parents, students, teachers, and community leaders: people feel like they’ve been abandoned. And they’re right.

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History was made on August 19 when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) accepted the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nomination. She is the first major party, national ticket nominee to support reparations for black Americans to compensate for the historical injustices of slavery and segregation. …

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Last month marked a momentous breakthrough in our efforts to safeguard our public lands when President Trump signed into law my Restore Our Parks Act — bipartisan legislation that will protect and conserve our national parks for generations to come. I have worked for years to get this import…

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Where do cowboys come from? In my family’s case, they came from a farm in Ohio. My cousins Del and Dana were raised on that farm but had an itch to go to rodeo school out in Texas. And in due time they became cowboys, the real kind, cowpokes who fix fences, brand cattle, and sleep soundly in…

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When I started to write this perspective, I was not sure which adjective to use; Unproductive or Nonproductive. After some research, I’m electing to use Non-productive as it better reflects the ‘noise’ we encounter daily via the televised news media.

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Facing a fierce public outcry, the U.S. Postal Service is “suspending” its sudden cost-cutting moves — tossing out high-speed sorting machines, uprooting collection boxes, reducing Post Office hours and eliminating carrier overtime — that have slowed mail delivery and threatened the on-time …

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Over 40 years, my family grew a small butcher shop into a leading food manufacturer in America, specializing in culinary kettle cooked product that provides jobs and services to Ohioans and people across the country. Now, as a small business owner, I know firsthand the ups and downs that com…

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“When you see something that is not right, when you see something that is not fair, that is not just, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something. You cannot be quiet.”

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One of my biggest hopes in regards to the ongoing pandemic is that it will force Americans to embrace a more sustainable, holistic lifestyle.

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A teacher (I can’t recall which one or I would name them) once gave my classmates and me a piece of advice that stuck with me: In a stressful situation, imagine the worst thing that could possibly happen, consider how you would react to that, and stop worrying in the meantime.

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The United States is home to the best universities and research institutes in the world. Our research institutes have played a central role in making the United States the most advanced, innovative and prosperous nation in the world.

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To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated, levying charges back and forth, and tempers were rising. It was starting to look like we might just go off the rails. Then one member stood up, a…

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The simple news clip caught me totally by surprise. In an instant I was back in my senior year of college, on my feet and pumping my fists in joy over that incredible, wonderful, improbable 1980 Olympics victory of the U. S. hockey team over Russia.

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I read with much sadness the report of the Bryan City Council meeting. After reading about the proposal of the DORA project, I could not help but compare this proposal to by-gone days:

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They’ve been called the snowflake generation. Some leaders say Millennials and Generation Zs are adverse to hard work. I disagree, strongly. My team and I regularly work with organizations brimming with young people on fire for work. They difference is, younger generations want meaningful wo…

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Starting next week, green card applicants can be denied green cards partly on the basis that they are applying for green cards.

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Plenty of people who say they support Donald Trump do so with this caveat: I may not like the way he says something but look at what he’s done. Problem is, when you take a closer look at what Trump has done to hurt the livelihoods and healthcare of his base that argument quickly falls apart.

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Right now, many Ohioans are struggling to make ends meet. Even people with supposedly-middle-class jobs don’t feel stable. Wages have barely budged, and the cost of everything is up – higher education, health care, child care, and – critically — housing. We are in the midst of an affordable …