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5/27/2015 12:00 AM
Cops on trial
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A white Cleveland police officer was acquitted last weekend of criminal charges in the shooting deaths of two unarmed African-Americans. That outcome led to protests that resulted in 71 arrests, and should make any reforms mandated by the U.S. Justice Department even more urgent. This is all starting to sound awfully familiar. …

5/27/2015 12:00 AM
Addict didn’t deserve to die in jail
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5/26/2015 12:00 AM
Cities take the lead

Cities all over the country are taking America’s inadequate minimum wage into their own hands. Last week, Los Angeles became the latest city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, up from its current minimum of $9 and more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. The move will give a raise to nearly …

5/26/2015 12:00 AM
Second chance
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Gov. John Kasich has shown courage and compassion in expanding Medicaid and pursuing smart criminal-justice policies that save taxpayers money, improve public safety, and give people opportunities to turn their lives around. In ordering the removal of the convictions box from Ohio civil service job applications, Mr. Kasich has again shown a common-sense commitment to treating people fairly.…

5/26/2015 12:00 AM
How can we reconcile 2 views of ISIS?
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5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Memorial Day, in poetry
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
You still can find the Harvard Classics in homes across the country. In 51 handsome matching volumes, they set forth what in 1909 constituted the summit of erudition, “a liberal education,” according to Harvard University President Charles William Eliot, who oversaw the project, “to anyone who would read them with devotion, even if he could spare but 15 minutes …

5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Prevailing wage law a necessity
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5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Honor the fallen

Various American communities boast of being the birthplace of Memorial Day. Debates over the origin of today’s national event stem from the fact that placing flowers, flags, and memorials at the graves of fallen military service members is a practice as old as time. …

5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Escape clause

The Justice Department announced last week that four big banks agreed to plead guilty to illegal manipulation of the $5-trillion-a-day foreign currency trading market. The fines against the banks total only $5.6 billion — a laughable amount, considering what their misconduct cost consumers and what the banks make in profits each year. …

5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Don't frack public land
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Ohio House members took up a bill this year that would have opened public parks to oil and gas drilling, effectively circumventing Gov. John Kasich’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing on public land. Lawmakers amended the bill to exclude state parks and nature preserves from drilling, but did not exempt other public lands — state forests, Metropark systems, and other local …




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