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Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Licensing no remedy for 'fake news' 

A friend posed an intriguing question on Facebook the other week: Why not license the press and journalists? On first blush, the idea has merit.

From Hiram to the White House in 1881
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

From Hiram to the White House in 1881 

The nation will inaugurate Donald Trump as its 45th president Friday, continuing a peaceful transition of power that began with George Washington's inauguration in 1789.

Cinderella and the Cavs' healing power
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Cinderella and the Cavs' healing power  1

We all know that life has its ups and downs. I recently experienced an extreme "agony and ecstasy" cycle in 48 hours. The experience itself pales in significance to what I learned from it. The agony part began at about 6 p.m. on Dec.

By Kathy Baker Special To The Record-courier
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Empathy is key to dream of Dr. King 

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How close are we to achieving Dr. King's dream?

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Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Tackle redistricting 

Surely Ohio legislators can do the same thing for the state's congressional districts that they did for themselves in 2015 -- find a more nonpartisan method of redistricting in reaction to population changes.

The Intelligencer/wheeling News Register
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Kasich previews State of the State 

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich offered what was called a "looking ahead" speech a few days ago before an audience of business leaders near the Statehouse.

Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump should release taxes 

Dallas Morning News President-elect Donald Trump used his first news conference in months to bash both the press and the intelligence community, using ever-sharpening rhetoric, but he still managed to lay out plans to surrender direct control of his vast business empire, in an attempt to respond to concerns about conflicts of interest

Roosevelt grad leads Antarctic research
Jan 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Roosevelt grad leads Antarctic research 

Tatiana Rynearson, the daughter of Dick and Tamara Rynearson, in her capacity as Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, is undertaking a research project that to me seems as adventurous and exciting as it does the hard work it doubtless involves.

Jan 13, 2017 4:00 AM

'Good deal' with Russia wrong priority 

Donald Trump is right. (I've been waiting weeks for a chance to write that.) "Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing," the president-elect tweeted last weekend. "Only 'stupid' people, or fools, would think that it is bad!

By Doyle Mcmanus Los Angeles Times (tns)
Jan 13, 2017 4:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Landmark designation fitting for May 4 site 1

The events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State University, which saw the death of four students and nine others at the scene of antiwar protest, was a turning point in the Vietnam War era that brought the Kent campus international recognition.

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Jan 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Russian 'friends' first for Tillerson 

WASHINGTON -- In New York on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump dismissed as "crap" the intelligence reports suggesting Russia has compromising information on him. Trump knows this because, as he tweeted, Russia called it "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION.

Dana Milbank
Jan 12, 2017 4:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Trump vs. freedom of the press 5

It didn't take long for President-elect Donald Trump's disdain for the media -- or at least for any media source that questions or criticizes him -- to resurface Wednesday during his first news conference since the election, an event called ostensibly to unveil his plans to distance himself from his business empire.

Jan 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Streep's takedown flawed by arrogance 

Acclaimed actor Meryl Streep lit up social media during Sunday's Golden Globe awards in an explicitly political speech, where she harshly criticized President-elect Donald Trump without ever mentioning him by name.

By John L. Micek Cagle Cartoon Syndicate
Jan 12, 2017 4:00 AM

No question Russia targeted U.S. vote 

Dear President-elect Trump, Why on earth would you side with an anti-American, former KGB colonel over your own intelligence community? I know you say you have "tremendous respect for the work and service" done by this community, but much damage has been done.

By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer (tns)
Jan 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Zoning and foresight 

I don't usually write letters to the editor, but after reading a recent Sound Off item, I found the need to respond. A recent "complainer" who suggests that if the Rootstown zoning board wants buildings moved, development, green space, etc.

Jan 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Provocative policy 

Last week U.S. Army units began arriving in Germany for deployment in the seven NATO countries near Russia. With 6,000 additional troops will come 87 M1A1 tanks, 144 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, artillery, and aircraft.

Jan 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Becoming the best can't be cheap or easy 

Ferrari. What do you think about when you hear that name? The name conjures beautiful images to mind, right? The first few things I think of are the color red, the prancing horse, that sound, and decades of Formula One racing success. But, there's another reality, too.

Jan 11, 2017 4:00 AM

A playlist for Trump 

The Talladega College Marching Tornadoes will perform at the Inaugural Parade. The president of Talledaga College, founded by former slaves in Alabama, is Theodore Roosevelt High School alumnus Billy Hawkins.

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Jan 11, 2017 4:00 AM

'Rescue' appreciated 

We would like to very much commend the Portage County Sheriff's Department for their assistance in helping our grandson on the evening of Jan. 5. It was an icy, blustery night. Our grandson was packed and ready to return to college near Detroit when he accidentally locked his keys in his van.

Jan 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Skeptical colleagues confront Sessions 

Unless Senate Democrats can persuade a number of their Republican colleagues to join them, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is set to become the next Attorney General of the United States.