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Updated May 29, 2015 at 7:03 AM

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, convened a hearing on “Protecting the Constitutional Right to Counsel for Indigents Charged with Misdemeanors.” The hearing revealed that courts nationwide routinely violate the constitutional rights of millions of Americans by not providing legal counsel to them when criminally accused of a misdemeanor.The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused...

Posted May 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

A pilot program to test taxing motorists by the mile launching July 1 could prove to be the solution to building and maintaining roads even as gasoline consumption drops. The program has its pros and cons, but some alternative to the traditional...

Posted May 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Columnist is wrongIn a column by Andrew Bacevich of the Los Angeles Times (May 16) Bacevich applauds Obama for befriending Iran and defriending Saudi Arabia and Israel. He sees that as a coup for Obama that will resolve...

Posted May 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The sexy story this week is about the regulation and possible expiration of the nefarious USA Patriot Act, which was brought into law in 2001 after the worst terrorist attacks in the history of the nation. New provisions would require law...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 7:56 AM

“Individual ambition serves the common good,” wrote Adam Smith, masterful 18th century analyst of emerging industrial capitalism. Freer trade reflects collective coordination of national ambition.Just before the...

Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

This whodunit turned out to have a somewhat existential dénouement: nobodydunit.Some readers of the May edition of the Sneak Preview were distressed to read that, supposedly, longtime member of the local theater community Deb Note had...

Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Longtime Ashland coffee lovers are lamenting the closing of the Beanery, the local fixture that was ahead of its time when it opened 43 years ago but behind the curve at the end. We won't second-guess Allann Bros.' corporate move to close what...

Posted May 26, 2015 at 11:01 PM

The trains are back, and that's good news. It's also a good opportunity for a refresher course on giving rolling freight trains the respect they deserve, meaning stop, look, listen and do not try to beat an oncoming train.The trains seen...

Updated May 26, 2015 at 9:31 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Ireland approving gay marriage.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 8:14 AM

The headline said, “Antarctic ice shelf ‘will be gone’ by 2020.” In the text of the article it tells us that an ice shelf roughly 15 times the size of Manhattan Island that has existed for 10,000 years is...

Posted May 25, 2015 at 11:01 PM

City councilors read a slew of agenda item commentaries, master plans, budget reports, contracts, planning documents, etc. Being an unabashed policy wonk, I find most of the content interesting, and I've certainly learned a lot over the past...

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