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Senate should pass bill to improve care for vets

July 30, 2014 Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. more »»

 
 
 
Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

July 30, 2014 McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at... more »»

Ex-Im Bank helps Ohio companies compete

July 22, 2014 For small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult. more »»

Every community should have green commons area

July 18, 2014 I am stretching the boundaries of a garden column here just a bit, but it is a subject I feel very strongly about and it does, after all, involve a square plot of grass. more »»

It’s time to move swiftly to fix Veterans Affairs

July 16, 2014 In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. more »»

Israeli response has been unjust, disproportionate

July 10, 2014 From having lived in Hebron for 3 years up until 2011, I now write often of Palestine and Israel and the injustices perpetrated through the Israeli occupation. more »»

Legislation takes on blooms, supports US soldiers

July 3, 2014 Over the past couple of weeks, two bills I authored passed both houses of Congress — the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 2013 and the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of... more »»

Levy passage just one milestone in 2013-14 TCS year

July 3, 2014 We have had a whirlwind of activity over the past year. Most significant was the passage of our 4. more »»

New day dawns on newer, stronger Old Fort

July 1, 2014 After a tremendous amount of work, the transfer of the Bettsville School District to Old Fort Local Schools now is official. Change is difficult, but sometimes necessary. more »»

Teach ideological tolerance on US campuses

June 27, 2014 Based on conversations with 12 university and college presidents, a continuation of liberal intolerance on campus appears likely in the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

Crack down on tainted food imports from China

June 25, 2014 When American consumers go to the store, they should be able to feel confident the food they’re purchasing is safe. more »»

For Ohio farmers, good tax news just got better

June 19, 2014 It’s not too often you can read the words “good news” and “taxes” in the same sentence, particularly when your business is farmin. more »»

SET Act to help ensure veterans receive care

June 4, 2014 While serving our country, many veterans sustain a variety of injuries. more »»

Write in the defense of our military veterans

June 3, 2014 It’s been said that whenever reformist politicians take office in Washington, the vast federal bureaucracy has a message for them: We were here when you arrived, and we’ll be here when you’re gone. more »»

Recent visit with Palestinians finds continuing injustice

May 28, 2014 So much has stirred inside of me since my return from Palestine May 17. What a warm welcome I received from friends inside the Old City, Hebron. more »»

DATA: A fiscal victory for the American people

May 20, 2014 Over the last couple of weeks, something remarkable happened in Washington. Congress passed a bill and the president signed it. more »»

To an absent friend, Chuck, who taught him to be passionate

May 17, 2014 Rick?Bean is publisher of The (Durham) Herald-Sun and The High Point Enterprise. He wrote this column about Chuck Cooper for those newspapers and offered it to The A-T for publication. more »»

Invest in Ohio’s transportation infrastructure

May 16, 2014 We know infrastructure investments and job creation go hand-in-hand. more »»

Turning tide of drug abuse involves treatment

May 10, 2014 Over the past few weeks, I traveled across our state, visiting with small business owners, steel workers and students to hear their views on the challenges facing our communities. more »»

Combating the rise of antimicrobial resistance

May 6, 2014 In April, I visited University Hospitals in Cleveland to discuss antimicrobial resistance, a public health crisis that affects 2 million Americans each year. more »»

Moving toward a comprehensive energy strategy

May 6, 2014 In the coming weeks, the United States Senate will have the opportunity to take a real step forward toward a true all-of-the-above energy policy when we consider bipartisan legislation I introduced... more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Sometimes You Get Lucky

July 26, 2014 Today is a special day in our household. Thirty-four years ago my wife Anita and I tied the knot. I asked and she said yes. The rest is history. A beautiful and wonderful history. more »

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