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Christian Watson: Frances Tiafoe and the incoherence of universal representation

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How many Black tennis players does the country need before commentators focus on Frances Tiafoe’s merit before analyzing his race?

Holy Cow! History: A quiz on presidents’ previous employment

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In his farewell address, President Harry Truman said “the greatest part of the president’s job is to make decisions — big ones and small ones, dozens of them almost every day. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.”

Mark Figley: Don’t sell our land to China

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Although the United States has long been the world’s most dominant economic and military power, it’s no secret that China’s grand plan is to fully exceed America by 2049. And Beijing is doing so under our very noses.

Jerry Zezima: Warranty calls are an auto motive

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The main difference between my car and me - aside from the alarming fact that my fluids need to be changed twice a night - is that I don’t come with an extended warranty.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What do the book banners and burners fear?

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There are a few things you should be asking yourself right about now.

David Trinko: Bringing back Ottawa’s Red Pig Inn

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OTTAWA — When Ottawa residents learned that their iconic restaurant, the Red Pig Inn, was going to close in April, they expressed their sadness on Facebook.

Jill Zimon: Ohioans say yes to debates, so should candidates

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When a recent news story asked a former Ohio gubernatorial campaign manager about candidate debates this cycle, he said, “Campaigns respond to the electorate. They’re built to win. And if (doing debates) was a big deal, they would just do them.”

Michael Reagan: Enjoying the Queen and I

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Some people over here in the former Colonies are complaining about all the heavy media coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Lori Borgman: Top-load washing machine needs caution-cycle

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If you have a newer top-load washing machine, you know that it helps to have the height of an NBA player to reach in and retrieve the clothes.

John Grindrod: Moeller, Lynch, White: Saying goodbye to more than just summer

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With fall’s commencement, for me, there’s always an urge to take some inventory of what transpired over the summer. There were the positives, such as warmer weather that comes as a welcome relief to all who call Ohio home.