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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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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 …

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The older you get, the more the immutable laws of nature are revealed to you. Monday afternoon immersed me in a hands-on tutorial of one such law: The difficulty involved in working on a ladder is directly proportional to your age.

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A great tsunami of events have been hitting the newspaper business. It isn’t hard to figure out that the growth of the internet and the slow death of smaller retail businesses has lead to a steady decline in newspaper stability.

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The new year is a time to look back on the accomplishments of 2019 and look forward into the new year. Reflecting back on 2019, I’m really proud of the work my team and I have done in Congress to help Ohioans and their families.

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The words passion and purpose are often used somewhat interchangeably. It might surprise you to learn, purpose and passion are two distinctly different things. And one is significantly more effective for driving performance than the other.

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Let me get this straight: Kamala Harris and Julián Castro are out of the presidential race, while Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer are still in? And there may not be a single person of color onstage at the last debate before actual voting begins with the Iowa caucuses? And this is the Democrati…

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A machete-wielding man’s attack on American Jews in New York on the seventh night of Hanukkah last month was yet another chilling reminder that a wave of hateful anti-Semitism still infects our country.

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Most Ohioans can get access to a steady, fast internet connection at work or home. Unfortunately, for Ohioans living outside our big urban areas, broadband access can be hard to come by. This lack of access creates problems every day.

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If we fail to support our print media through subscriptions and advertising, we have a great deal to lose as individuals, as a community and as a nation. The loss of local in-depth coverage sets the stage for my concern. Hopefully the following will explain my rationale.

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It was never about protecting the border, rule of law or the U.S. economy. (Or) “illegal” immigration, for that matter.

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It is easy to give thanks when things are going well. It is harder to do so when life has dealt us difficult, demanding and depressing situations. But just as a smooth sea never made a good sailor, the most genuine expressions of thankfulness are created in the crucible of adversity.

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On Friday morning as I rummaged through the so-called “news” cluttering the junk drawer of my mind, I received a text from a friend on a more important topic.

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The Supreme Court conducted yet another review this week of President Trump’s attempts to end the undocumented immigrant program aimed at letting young people known as “Dreamers” stay in the U.S.

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She loved the idea of the job. She loved the idea of the company. But from day one, she struggled to stay excited. One day she realized, the best part of this job is telling people I have it.

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I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time, and we, too, found ourselves divided. “Our country is full,” he quoted President Trump, who said this back in April. Let’s improve the country with the people we already have, my fr…

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Winter has settled in early once again, and with a vengeance at that.

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What’s the difference between a habit and a rule? I had a recent experience with some teenagers that illustrates why habits are more powerful.

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For far too long, prescription pain medication, heroin, and fentanyl have broken families apart and devastated communities in Ohio. In 2017, our opioid overdose death rate was almost three times the national average, with nearly a dozen Ohioans dying from these dangerous drugs every day surp…

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More than half of our country’s states protect people who are engaging in their First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech from becoming targets of meritless lawsuits. Our democracy depends on encouraging public dialogue about community issues. Citizens should be allowed to show up at a loca…

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Today we will answer the question: May a president ask a foreign country to investigate corruption if it serves his “personal, political” interests?

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Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town ... For those of us old enough to remember those days, National Newspaper Week 2019 could be one big, fat elegiac nostalgia trip.

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Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment.

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This week — Oct. 6-12 — is National Newspaper Week. It’s the 79th annual celebration that recognizes the service of newspapers and their employees across North America, and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers.

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There’s a common thread that stretches forward from Donald Trump’s financial scandals of the 1980s to his damning phone call with the president of Ukraine.

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It’s September, which means back to school for many across West Central and Northwest Ohio. Best wishes to our students--I hope you have a challenging but successful school year. In our nation’s capital, September means representatives are returning to D.C. from several weeks of time in our …

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They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy.