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Life on welfare isn’t what most people think it is

When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments and other government help – they often have stereotypes and...

Ohio’s punitive student debt collection hurting thousands trying to advance their...

My daughter Hannah has been a full-time student at Ohio State University since 2016. She took classes each summer to be able to graduate...

Race is a big factor in Ohio police killings

According to CNN, police shot and killed about 1,000 people in the United States in 2018. Compare this to Germany, where police shot and...

2020 uprisings, unprecedented in scope, join a long river of struggle...

The river was the metaphor that best captured “the long, continuous movement” of the black freedom struggle for theologian, historian and civil rights activist...

Beware of politicians writing columns in newspapers

Early in my career as a newspaper editor, I felt ambivalent about the subject of public officials submitting opinion columns. Over time, though, my viewpoint...

Antibody injections could fight COVID-19 infections – an infectious disease expert...

Antibodies are part of us – literally. We have billions of them in our bodies with a combined weight of about 100 grams, or about...

Police are hurting protesters with little accountability

Social media is inundated with videos that show police attacking people in broad daylight with apparently little recompense. Videos that once would “go viral”...

Police officers accused of brutal violence often have a history of...

As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning that several of the officers involved in...

Militarization has fostered a policing culture that sets up protesters as...

The unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd after being pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has...

Yearning to breathe free, or just to breathe

Millions of Americans, it seems, feel as if they can no longer breathe. Through the first months of 2020, the novel coronavirus has choked the...
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