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Mar 15, 2017 4:00 AM

A president who believes he's infallible 

WASHINGTON -- It is becoming increasingly apparent that Donald Trump bluffed his way through the presidential campaign. He really didn't have a clue what it would take to run the country.

By Dan K. Thomasson Tribune News Service (tns)
Mar 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Kurds say U.S. still has a role in Iraq 

SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq -- There's no better place than Iraqi Kurdistan to understand the tortured relationship between Iraq and the United States, and why the two countries are still bound together. It is a relationship forged with blood, betrayal, and hope.

By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer (tns)
Mar 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Turnaround Flashes get ticket to Big Dance 

So it's on to Sacramento and a confrontation Friday evening at 9 with the UCLA Bruins, the No. 3 seed versus Kent State's Golden Flashes, the No. 14 seed, but the way Kent State has been playing, don't count them out. What a turnaround!

Mar 14, 2017 4:00 AM

For Field's future 

On May 2, I will visit my polling place and vote "Yes" for the Field school levy. I will vote with my heart. My three sons, ages 11, 7, and 4, will compel my "Yes" vote.

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Mar 14, 2017 4:00 AM

Is Trumpcare what populism looks like? 

The battle in Congress over how to replace former President Obama's healthcare law is about much more than health insurance. It's the first legislative skirmish in a larger struggle over what Trumpism, Donald Trump's presidential agenda, will turn out to be in practice.

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

A solid choice for a challenging mission 

Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who reportedly has accepted an offer to be the Trump administration's envoy to Russia, would be an impressive choice for a sensitive assignment that will pose unique challenges.

Mar 13, 2017 4:00 AM

A revised travel ban 

The President's new executive order on travel into the country is much more carefully crafted than the one from January. And it's more likely to be defensible in court.

The Blade (toledo)
Mar 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Korean missile crisis may confront Trump 

To back up Defense Secretary "Mad Dog" Mattis' warning last month, that the U.S. "remains steadfast in its commitment" to its allies, President Donald Trump is sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to Korea. Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S.

Mar 13, 2017 4:00 AM

Stick up for free speech, America 

Charles Murray, someone who makes his living by thinking and appreciates its grandeur as a guiding force, recently had a firsthand encounter with a mob of college students insisting instead that fury should rule the day.

By Jay Ambrose Tribune News Service (tns)
Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Time for term limits on Supreme Court 

The U.S. Supreme Court decides some of the most important and difficult issues that our country faces: abortion rights, affirmative action, the death penalty, the fate of Obamacare, who won the presidential election of 2000 and more.

By Alan B. Morrison The Dallas Morning News
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Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

PORTAGE PATHWAYS: Kent proposed as college site in 1865

Kent State University owes its existence in large part to the generosity of William Stewart Kent, whose offer of his 50-acre farm east of town helped seal the deal with the state to locate it there in 1910.

By Roger J. Di Paolo | Record-courier Editor
Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

A master of misdirection at work 

Misdirection, as any beginning magician can attest, is the art of making viewers focus their attention on one area while another action necessary to the successful completion of the trick occurs somewhere else. It's a tool our magician-in-chief Donald Trump has learned to use quite well.

Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Memo to Kasich: Job shadow a teacher 

The proposal in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's budget to require teachers to shadow someone in business for their license to be renewed is well-intentioned. It wants to connect those in the teaching world with the so-called real world in which the vocational needs of business keep changing.

Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

Back to the future at the Statehouse 

COLUMBUS -- I could say something about Yogi Berra and "deja vu all over again," but that would be too easy, so I won't mention it.

ALONG THE WAY: Trexler Rubber Co. flourishes in Ravenna
Mar 12, 2017 4:00 AM

ALONG THE WAY: Trexler Rubber Co. flourishes in Ravenna

A three-generation manufacturing business that flourishes unpretentiously on North Diamond Street in Ravenna, Trexler Rubber Co.

By David Dix
Mar 10, 2017 4:00 AM

Zoning to preserve rural areas wise move 

Shalersville Township residents are proud of the rural character of their community and they want to preserve it. The township is moving forward with zoning regulations -- the first of their kind in Portage County -- aimed at ensuring that future development is sensitive to its rural nature.

Mar 10, 2017 4:00 AM

Tweets raise an unspoken question  2

Saturday's sun hadn't risen above the Atlantic horizon on March 4, yet President Donald Trump was up and apoplectic at his Mar-a-Lago estate. So at 6:35 a.m., he sent the first of four historically bizarre, rapid-fire Twitter postings: "Terrible!

By Martin Schram Tribune News Service (tns)
RC Looking Back 1949
Mar 10, 2017 4:00 AM

RC Looking Back 1949 

Kent was designated as "The Tree City" in 1949 in recognition of the Davey Tree Expert Co. Following City Council's action, Davey Tree employees joined city officials in erecting signs bearing the city's new nickname. From left, are Kent Mayor Frank Dangler, Davey Tree President Martin L.

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Mar 10, 2017 4:00 AM

Ben Carson denies ugly truth of slavery  2

When I listened to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson compare immigration to slavery, I was transported back to the year 2000, when, as a young reporter, I stood on the sands of Busua Beach in Ghana.

By Solomon Jones Philadelphia Daily News
Mar 9, 2017 4:00 AM

Creating fake news on the left 

Last fall, as Native American protesters gathered at Standing Rock to stop the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline, several of my friends "checked in" at the protest on Facebook. They were nowhere near South Dakota.

By Ann Friedman Los Angeles Times