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First, a few words to those individuals who tried to sabotage Sunday's Ironman.

For-profit colleges can't get no respect, at least not from employers. Which suggests that maybe they should be getting less generous taxpayer subsidies, too.

  • Sept. 30th, 2014  |
  • By Catherine Rampell
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Infant mortality is a critical problem in our community. In fact, Hamilton County has a higher infant mortality rate than many underdeveloped countries.

  • Sept. 30th, 2014  |
  • By Maya Thirkill and Maya Johnson
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During the last few weeks "domestic violence" has been a headline-grabbing topic, mostly because of the off-the-field brutality of angry, highly-paid professional athletes.

  • Sept. 29th, 2014  |
  • By Robin Smith
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ISTANBUL — It may not be as revealing as “Mein Kampf” or “The Communist Manifesto.” But people looking for insight into the extremist strategy that inflames the fighters of the Islamic State might begin with a book chillingly titled “The Management of Savagery.”

  • Sept. 29th, 2014  |
  • By David Ignatius
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WASHINGTON — Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

  • Sept. 29th, 2014  |
  • By Kathleen Parker
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When I was in school in the late 1970s, a college dorm room was like a flea-bag motel.

I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today.

  • Sept. 28th, 2014  |
  • By Roger Smith
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WASHINGTON — Late, hesitant and reluctant as he is, President Obama has begun effecting a workable strategy against the Islamic State.

  • Sept. 28th, 2014  |
  • By Charles Krauthammer
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An 18-year-old female pitcher named Jackie Mitchell famously struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at Engel Stadium in 1931. Labeled a publicity stunt, the event also marked the beginning of Jackie's baseball career.

  • Sept. 28th, 2014  |
  • By Janna Jahn
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WASHINGTON — Christian conservatives are often the subject of study by academics, who seem to find their culture as foreign as that of Borneo tribesmen. And this is a particularly interesting time for brave social scientists to put on their pith helmets and head to Wheaton, Ill., Colorado Springs or unexplored regions of the South. They will find a community under external and internal cultural stress.

  • Sept. 27th, 2014  |
  • By Michael Gerson
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As someone whose heart leans to the Left, I claim to be against sexism, mass incarceration and drone strikes that kill children in faraway places. I try to advocate for gay rights, racial justice and nonviolence, for the poor and marginalized, for the least of these.

As a young woman, Dana Lise Shavin's body weight was like a warm day in August -- highs in the mid- to upper-90s.

WASHINGTON -- Think of the children.

  • Sept. 25th, 2014  |
  • By Catherine Rampell
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I'm trying to look on the bright side of what passed for debate over another doomed effort to secure U.S. interests by embarking on the fruitless pursuit, cultivation and empowerment of Islamic "moderates," this time in Syria.

  • Sept. 25th, 2014  |
  • By Diana West
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At last count, more than 54,000 men, women and children in Hamilton County — enough people to fill AT&T Field more than eight times — were food insecure, a wonky term for this heartache: There’s not enough money to put enough food on the table.

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