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Nation’s nuclear waste plan lacks long-range consistency
Getting more than 6,000 gallons of unstable, liquid nuclear waste from Canada to a reprocessing and recycling site near Aiken, S.C. is proving — unsurprisingly — to be a complicated affair for federal officials. They want to ship it piecemeal over the ground using interstates in a process that covers 1,100 miles and could include passing through Butler County.
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An unintended consequence: football helmet as a weapon
In the ongoing discussion about football concussions, here’s a perspective that’s largely been overlooked — a point of view which Confederate commander Gen. Robert E. Lee touched on in 1863 when he remarked: “It is well that war is so terrible — otherwise we would grow too fond of it.”
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Enrollment incentives
The Aug. 24 edition of the Butler Eagle included an interesting article pertaining to sagging ACT college scores.
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Nice playground event
The Institute Hill Playground neighborhood night was a success. I took my grandson and we both had a great time.
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Charter schools applying centrist pressure
At a time when Democrats are by virtually every index moving left, a powerful center-right pressure group within the liberal universe has nonetheless sprung up. Funded by billionaires and arrayed against unions, it is increasingly contesting for power in city halls and statehouses where Democrats already govern.
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Foundation makes an easy target
The first thing you need to know about the Clinton Foundation is that it’s not, contrary to what Donald Trump said last week, “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.” It’s not even close. Nor is it, as Trump also claimed, “Watergate all over again.” The Republican candidate has a gift for hyperbole; he doesn’t know much about history.
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If you believe public officials’ doors should be equally open to all, you can’t be happy with the news that Clinton Foundation donors comprised more than half of the private citizens Hillary Clinton met with while secretary of state.
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Robert Samuelson
Economy in pre-election snooze mode
Call it the Snooze Economy. Roughly two months before the presidential election, the economy has turned both boring and mystifying. It hardly impresses anyone, and yet this plodding performance is probably helping Hillary Clinton by minimizing bad economic news.
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Fareed Zakaria
The world as revealed Olympically
The Olympics are over and the verdict is in — America won.
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