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Published 22 hours ago
The cost of labor

Many communities across the country use so-called project labor agreements for public construction projects. Such agreements allow unions to negotiate wages and terms for workers before they are hired, and require contractors to hire workers through union hiring halls and to follow union rules. …

Published 22 hours ago
Kirk: Rand Paul

Published 22 hours ago
Stalling on reform
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President Obama’s compassionate effort last year to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was one of the most important achievements of his administration on immigration. The President’s program should have rolled out this year, but zealots who are determined to block any immigration reforms are fighting to ensure that his order will remain tied up in legal battles for …

Published 22 hours ago
UT coach deserves credit, not a critique
Letters to the Editor

Published 22 hours ago
Sometimes breastfeeding not viable option

In response to your May 27 story “Many hospitals drop free formula”: I was born with a cleft palate, and so was my son. I have read articles stating that a child who is breastfed for the first year develops a higher IQ and sense of security, and a closer bond with his or her mother, than children who are …

Published 22 hours ago
Postal Service improving; still needs help

Your May 26 story on Toledo City Council President Steven Steel’s demands that the U.S. Postal Service restore the sorting of Toledo’s outbound mail deserves broader context (“Councilman demands that USPS restore Toledo sorting facility”). …

Published 22 hours ago
Low poll numbers not necessarily bad
How do you solve a problem like George Pataki, or like Rick Santorum, or like Lindsey Graham? Or — more challenging still — how do you solve the problem that George Pataki, Rick Santorum, and Lindsey Graham have? …

6/1/2015 12:00 AM
The mysteries of English
Translator and guide Dalibor Kesic had been escorting American Ben Marsh around Bosnia-Herzegovina for weeks, and had become frustrated by his visitor’s use of unfamiliar and often baffling expressions. Finally — allow me to borrow here from that great American philosopher and conveyor of the enigmatic, Yogi Berra — Mr. Kesic came to a fork in the road. He …

6/1/2015 12:00 AM
Voter apathy

Turnout last month for a special election to fill the Toledo City Council seat previously held by Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson was abysmally low: Of more than 32,000 registered voters in District 4, only 4.4 percent — or 1,435 — actually exercised their franchise. …

6/1/2015 12:00 AM
A healthier world
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Global anti-poverty and public health advocates are pressing Congress to approve an urgently needed bill that would save millions of lives by ensuring that U.S. dollars allocated to child and maternal health around the world are effectively spent. Despite considerable progress, goals in reducing child mortality, established by the United States and its United Nations partners, aren’t being …

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