For the last several years, Ohio has wrestled with how to control a heroin epidemic that has decimated families and left scores of children orphaned.
The (toledo) Blade
Russia's secret deployment of a new cruise missile in violation of a 1987 agreement with the United States calls into question the whole value of making deals with President Vladimir Putin, particularly if they involve selling off pieces of America's relationship with its European allies.
President Donald Trump vowed that repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, would be one of his first orders of business. He still believes the ACA is "a disaster," but admits now that getting rid of it won't be as easy as he believed.
WASHINGTON -- OPM. Other people's money. After inheriting a fortune, Donald Trump used OPM to build a huge real estate empire. And now he wants to run the country that way. Unless Republicans stop him.
By Ann Mcfeatters Tribune News Service (tns)
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I want to express my appreciation to all who attended the King Kennedy Center event to recognize my donation of historical documents to the Kent State University Libraries.
It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Much has been written about the glaring contradictions between the uber-nationalist views of President Trump and those of the foreign policy team he's appointed.
By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer (tns)
Slowly, and against the odds, the Trump administration is inching toward a more coherent foreign policy in Western Europe. President Donald Trump is, as usual, sending wildly mixed signals. He has said NATO -- the North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- is obsolete.
The Kansas City Star
Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have not yet called for the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate Russian interference in our nation's election last November, but we hope they do.
Comparisons between President Donald Trump and Adolph Hitler often strike me as far-fetched, overwrought and occasionally, semi-hysterical. But it's worth noting that Hitler did not become Hitler overnight. Evil can afford to take its time.
By John M. Crisp Tribune News Service (tns)
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To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again.
Thirty days into his presidency and 100 days past his long-shot victory, Donald Trump has done little to justify the hopes of those who supported him, but has done a tremendous amount to validate the fears of those who opposed him.
Newsday (long Island, N.y.)
Gov. John Kasich's proposed state budget includes two measures that would directly affect teachers as well as school boards. While we can't disagree with Kasich's desire to forge closer ties between schools and local business communities, both raise questions.
WASHINGTON -- Over the past week, we have seen two responses from the Trump administration to the spike in anti-Semitism that has accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power. One was presidential: moving and admirable. The other was by the president.
Thanks to the initiative of Senior Class president Will Kulis, the support of Kent Rotary, and the willing hands of those serving on Student Council, nearly 70 classrooms at Theodore Roosevelt High School will soon have U.S. flags made in America.
The past decade has proven to be transformational for the city of Kent, which has seen not only major change in its downtown business district but an upsurge in residential development, mostly tied to the student housing market.
COLUMBUS -- Hang around the Statehouse long enough and you'll hear certain phrases repeated over and over again. Like "slippery slope.
In these contentious times, it's almost forgivable to view Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a moderate voice of reason in the Republican Party, especially compared to the chucklehead in the executive office.
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Is this my lot in life for the next four (or more) years? The night Donald Trump won the White House, I strapped in for an expected journey of defending his administration when I wished, and criticizing it when warranted, following the pattern I had set during the campaign.
By Mark Davis The Dallas Morning News
When "three immense loads of immigrants" passed through downtown Kent on the Baltimore Ohio Railroad on May 4, 1903, the Kent Courier considered that news worthy of a front-page mention. "The number of foreigners who packed the coaches is estimated at 2,500," the newspaper reported.