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4/16/2015 12:00 AM
Religious freedom, tolerance co-exist

In his April 2 op-ed column, “Our 1st freedom — religion — is still of 1st importance,” John G. Malcolm argues that “religious intolerance is rampant” in many parts of the world, and that America is following that trend. He also asserts that First Amendment religious freedom ought to trump all other constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, including civil rights …

4/16/2015 12:00 AM
Fracking on public land — not parks — OK

Your March 29 editorial “No fracking on public land” missed the mark about a recently passed House bill, which at its core is about respecting a landowner’s right to develop the natural resources on his or her land and streamlining the permitting process to do so. …

4/16/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio must rethink fossil-fuel investment

Ohio’s government isn’t going to give any meaningful help to the state or nation in trying to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Legislation that aids the fracking boom to extract oil and natural gas from shale deposits is just one instance of Ohio’s unwillingness to divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean energy sources. …

4/16/2015 12:00 AM
Insurers in good position to weigh dog risk

Although Ohio law is no longer breed-specific in definng vicious dogs, your April 9 editorial “Behavior, not breed” neglected to mention that municipalities across the state may impose such laws. …

4/16/2015 12:30 AM
Kirk: Hot tub time machine

4/15/2015 12:00 AM
Flawed law on offenders

No state requires convicted murderers who have served their sentences to stay away from certain places or to register their phone and email addresses with police departments. Nor does any state maintain a public registry that allows everyone to look up where these former inmates live. …

4/15/2015 12:00 AM
Tattooed warriors

A year after it tightened its policy on tattoos, the U.S. Army has nimbly backtracked. Soldiers are still prohibited from having tattoos above the neckline, but there will be no limit on the number or size of tattoos hidden by a uniform. …

4/15/2015 12:00 AM
Assault on public safety

In Ohio and elsewhere, residents already have an alarmingly easy time getting permission to carry a gun in public. But some state House members think Ohio’s standards still aren’t permissive enough. A bill they support would allow virtually any Ohioan to carry a gun, without a permit or training. …

4/15/2015 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: Hillary visits Chipotle

4/15/2015 12:00 AM
Income inequality hurts workers
Letters to the Editor
I was exasperated by George F. Will’s March 28 op-ed column, “How income inequality benefits us all.” His assertions smack of Ronald Reagan’s trickle-down economics, which 30 years later still find many hard-working Americans waiting for the benefits of that misguided theory. …

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