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BEING REASONABLE: Judicial activism broadens government authority

blog_nate

Did you hear about that recent case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court involving a broad overreach of authoritarian power?

I can’t believe the justices required even a full minute to consider the merits of the case. The proper decision should be obvious.

Inherent to this case is whether or not the government and/or any one of its departments can tell citizens what to do. It seems to me provisions contained within the Constitution prohibit such a clear overreach of power — subjecting American residents to the government’s will and stripping them of any semblance of personal autonomy.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012

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Why ask Y? Should hermaphrodites play in women’s sports?

blog_reuben

This year’s NCAA women’s basketball tournament and 40-0 undefeated run by Baylor University has raised some gender-transcending questions in a gender-based sport.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012

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County’s best interest should be first in auditor pick

blog_nate

Recent upheaval in the Logan County Auditor’s Office is truly unfortunate.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012

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Discrimination still acceptable in Springfield

blog_nate

In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Springfield city commission voted against amending its human rights code, which would have added sexual orientation to the city’s list of attributes requiring anti-discrimination protection.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012

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Kiosks OK for clients but don’t take it too far

blog_reuben

Defending kiosks at the Logan County Department of Job and Family Services, really?

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The vice president and the zoo animals

blog_tj

Some of the staff and I had the opportunity last week to attend the Ohio Newspaper Association’s annual convention at the Polaris Hilton in Columbus.

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The truth about cats and dogs

A caption penned by my mom in a photo album from my preschool years describes me pretty well: “Cats are my favorite!”

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012

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Just Saying: Passing on and passing time

blog_miriam

It doesn’t seem possible 2011 is coming to an end. Wasn’t it just last year we all were concerned about Y2000 and coming up with Plan B for when all things electronic crashed and burned as the digits flipped from 1999 to 2000?

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