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Central insanity agency

The Central Intelligence Agency is always looking to recruit new agents and advertising is one way it has done so in the past. The difference this time is in a newly created series of recruitment videos that reflect the spirit of the age in which we live, rather than appealing to abilities and ...

Who could possibly oppose universal pre-K?

Subsidized day care and universal pre-K are goals that sound so wholesome only a ghoul could oppose them. Especially in an era when Democrats and Republicans have achieved consensus that money grows on trees, who could possibly object to spending a few hundred billion or so, as Biden has ...

Facebook’s speech policies are absurd

It is said that medieval scholastic philosophers debated how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. If so, they didn’t have anything on the amorphous and tendentious deliberations of Facebook regarding who is allowed to post on its social network, most pertinently the former president ...

Pipeline officials hope most service will be back by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers. U.S. officials sought to soothe concerns ...

World Briefing

Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than ...

Avid cook savors joy on guests’ faces

DEAR ABBY: I have come to realize that the best thing a person can do for anyone is to cook something for them. I enjoy the expression on their faces when they take the first bite, and the positive compliments I receive. I have a cookbook collection that, at present, numbers more than 3,200 ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Forfeits by Bears, Tigers The Leetonia and Wellsville softball teams are done with the tournaments and their seasons. Both teams will not complete their league schedules with the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference deciding to call the league games they will not be playing forfeits. EOAC ...

What GOP means by using ‘woke’

The Republican Party has decided to make “woke” its public enemy No. 1, weaponizing the word against its political opponents. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called out “woke companies” for turning against GOP voting reforms in Georgia and elsewhere. Sen. Josh Hawley, ...

Due process is opposite of social justice

It has been two weeks since the conviction of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd. The world has moved on. Politicians breathed a sigh of relief when they heard the verdict; the media quickly moved on to its next ...

World Briefing

Hamas launches new attack on Israel after Jerusalem clashes JERUSALEM — The Hamas militant group on Monday launched a rare rocket strike on Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at an iconic mosque, as tensions in the holy city pushed the region ...