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Let’s say you are deciding between two models of Federal Reserve candidates. One has no fixed principles and embraces whatever is most politically expedient; the other has a blind commitment to a dangerously wrong set of beliefs.

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For many, summer is the literary season of lighter novels at the beach or pool. For me — exhausted by the quickening pace of President Trump’s moral and mental disintegration — escape takes the form of reading works of fiction that I have often read before. Encountering a new novel is usuall…

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At the end of June, I sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey about the continued rain in Ohio. I asked for clarification on the assistance process to help ease the uncertainty farmers are facing. I…

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A preview story in the Bryan Democrat, dated June 27, 1919, described the upcoming July 4, 1919, celebration as follows: “An elaborate display of fireworks has been ordered in honor of returned soldiers and sailors. The fireworks will be shown during the evening from a conspicuous place, eit…

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We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.”

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A northern summer, when it finally comes, arrives with the force of a miracle.

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Sometimes I don’t mind getting older. Actually, I often enjoy it. I appreciate the advantages of acquired wisdom, and in some ways I am more patient, especially with people who mean well but somehow miss the mark. I get that their hearts are in the right place, and that’s a good thing.

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Regarding “horse race” coverage of presidential primaries, the current Democratic contest quite resembles the Kentucky Derby. Coming out of the starting gate, there are at least twice as many entries as there ought to be. The majority have no realistic chance.

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One measure of the seriousness of a Democratic candidate for president is his or her understanding of the importance of religion in our common life. I am not talking here of the perfunctory bow toward personal, sectarian belief, which is neither qualifying nor disqualifying in a prospective …

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I was about 6 years old when I first set foot in Milo and Pauline Leu’s Sunday school class, in the basement of Stryker’s First Baptist Church. Images of that classroom remain so vivid I can close my eyes and be there whenever I want, and feel the warmth and love of Mr. and Mrs. Leu.

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Only the most partisan person would begrudge prayers for the president of the United States, but a recent visit by President Trump to the mega McLean Bible Church in Virginia has rubbed some congregants the wrong way.

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Is there any doubt that many Democrats agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says she wants to see President Trump “in prison”? After the Mueller report, House Democrats seem to believe almost unanimously that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. Their increasingly hea…

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This summer, for the seventh year in a row, my office is partnering with local Ohio companies and organizations to host manufacturing camps for elementary and middle schoolers across the state.

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One of the largest obstacles to the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election is the radicalism of the Democratic Party on the issue of abortion. By forcing Joe Biden to abandon his support for the Hyde Amendment — which currently prevents the funding of abortions through Medicaid — the ab…

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As the summer of 1944 neared the war was everywhere. Car tires and gasoline were scarce. For children the cardboard at the back of their school tablets became something to covet, material for inside their shoes to help plug the holes in the soles. Even then, a rainy day meant wet feet – and …

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Uber just filed its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company. Although the company lost $1 billion, investors may still do well because the losses appear to be declining.

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Everyone refers to our country as the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave,” but do we ever really think about what the phrase means? How did our country even get to this point? Who were the people that risked their lives for us to gain a safe place to live? Veterans helped our country be…

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Saying thank you to a veteran is important. Veterans always put our lives before theirs. They sacrifice so much for us, the least we can do is say thank you. Veterans are employed for at least two years for active duty, but they have an eight-year commitment. Also, the average time for a vet…

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Is the spectacle being conducted here in Iowa City, Iowa — with dozens of candidate visits each month, with political forums in village libraries, with house parties in rural crossroads and with meet-and-greet events in union halls — an endangered species?