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Updated May 4, 2016 at 12:01 PM

The days when global oil production was symbolized by Arab states are gone, and important contemporary events confirm a new reality. In mid-April, governments of major oil producing nations failed to achieve agreement on cutting back their production.

Updated May 4, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Americans are a study in contradiction.We balk at Grandparents Day in September or Sweetest Day in October, calling them “Hallmark Holidays” — just another excuse for florists and card shops to take our money.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Carl Bernstein is a legend.

Updated May 2, 2016 at 1:17 PM

There’s nothing political about the birth of a child. The desire of parents to be with their new baby, to give it the attention it needs and to bond as a family in those first weeks is pretty universal. Likewise, when a parent is dying, a...

Updated May 2, 2016 at 11:46 AM

Enjoy a rare gift of being fully present. Walk a labyrinth.

Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 1:13 PM

April 24-30 is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 5:31 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 12:19 PM

President Barack Obama’s visit to Britain, including a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 10:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the university’s food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 12:36 PM

I’m getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:06 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But today’s conversation about marijuana is more complicated than you’d think, especially compared to the...

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