Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Retirement reality
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A new survey of U.S. households by the Federal Reserve Board reveals startling facts about Americans’ financial security, or lack of it. Nearly a third of workers have no retirement savings at all. …

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Putting out fires
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Published 23 hours ago
Family values boost same-sex marriage acceptance
The movement of same-sex marriage from a fringe notion to accepted law was one of the swiftest progressions in American social history. The female vote, racial integration, the rights of the disabled — all took decades to win. In contrast, same-sex marriage won acceptance in a relative flash. …

Published 23 hours ago
Literary giant

Novelist E.L. Doctorow wrote such seminal American works as The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, and Billy Bathgate. He was, in the words of fellow novelist Don DeLillo, this nation’s greatest chronicler of “American possibility in which plain lives take on the cadences of history.” …

Published 23 hours ago
Saving blight money

One of the few good things to come out of the Great Recession was the Hardest Hit Fund. That account has set aside federal money to help states that were most affected by the downturn, including Ohio and Michigan, to save homes and deal with blight. …

Published 23 hours ago
Candidates should get pay docked
Letters to the Editor
I notice that many of the 2016 presidential candidates are employed by taxpayers, including the governor of Ohio (“Kasich adds his name to crowded GOP field,” July 22). As these people spend time on the campaign trail, and not on the state or federal business they were elected to do, their time away should be deducted from their pay.…

7/27/2015 12:00 AM
Increase vocabulary with a word each day
“Increase your vocabulary with a word each day. Each word you know makes a wise guy so ... here’s the word for today: ameliorate.” …

7/27/2015 12:00 AM
It’s hot and only going to get hotter
It’s hot here in our tiny village in northern Spain, as I write this. Very. …

7/27/2015 12:00 AM
Battling addiction
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State and local officials believe Ohio’s heroin and opioid epidemic, after years of exponential increases in fatal overdoses, may finally have hit a plateau. If so, innovative efforts by Lucas County and the administration of Gov. John Kasich deserve part of the credit. …

7/27/2015 12:00 AM
Regulating the new economy

Whatever the complaints of protectionist labor unions and politicians and old-world Luddites, the “gig economy” is here to stay. Services such as Uber and Lyft, smart-phone applications that match riders with local drivers, often at prices far below those of taxis, help millions of Americans to save money and enjoy a wider selection of products and services. …

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