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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 7:41 AM

Republicans hailed the budget resolutions released this week by the House and Senate as a blueprint for addressing the urgent problem of what to do for the poor and middle class once they become rich.“When was the last time you read a budget that was so focused on the needs of the less affluent?” said Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, the House budget chairman, pointing out that in the House proposal at least two-thirds of the $5 trillion in cuts over 10 years would come...

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 6:44 AM

A Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with murder in the death of a man who sped away after the officer noticed he had an expired inspection sticker on his vehicle. When the officer caught up with the man he attempted to flee on...

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

One of the issues that make Americans squirm in their chairs of late is the ongoing ethical debate surrounding the use of military drones.In the grand tradition of bizarre industrial naming rituals, the most popular drone in the U.S. fleet...

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 7:38 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.The passing of...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The good news about Hannah Thomas-Garner in the Tidings on March 9 included one line that was chilling: “Of the 28 runaway reports in Ashland in 2014 ... this one got the most attention.”Hannah didn’t come downstairs...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 11:01 PM

For Regina Ayers, who likes knowing more about what goes on in the City Council:I really listen when citizens speak during public input. I listen because...

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM

ISIL/ISIS, a cohort of zealots, a caliphate — to borrow their word — of men who have banded together in northern Iraq and Syria beneath a black banner with white letters (the Shahada) that implicitly promises violent jihad against...

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 6:56 PM

This letter is in regard to my daughter, Hannah "Moose" Thomas-Garner. I know there are some conflicting feelings about her and the time since Nov. 29. There was a lot of activity due to her choices in the past, and now that she has returned home...

Updated Mar 21, 2015 at 12:25 AM

Deborah and I still receive expensively-produced appeals from the Wounded Warrior Project. It calls to mind a subject that interests me: the roles and effectiveness of philanthropy.I’ve long been involved in private giving, both as...

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 5:55 PM

About 15 years ago in Winter Haven, Florida, Thomas Roe Oldt, a columnist for the local paper, The Ledger, wrote about the quick and unlikely arrest of two teenagers accused of murder.The teens apparently bragged about the killing.

Posted Mar 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Last week, 47 GOP senators, led by the fledgling Tom Cotton of Arkansas, wrote a letter to Iran. In that letter, they pledged that they would overturn any deal that was made as a result of the current Iranian nuclear negotiations with the United...

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