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Is That a Gun in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy About Concealed Weapons?

0 Comments · Thursday, July 12, 2001
Proponents of legalizing the carrying of concealed weapons generally feel that such laws deter crime and, in cases when the deterrent effect doesn't kick in, enable citizens to defend themselves and  

Making Elections More Democratic

0 Comments · Thursday, June 14, 2001
Every 10 years, legislators in most states redraw the political map of America to reflect the population changes quantified in the new census. The majority party in each state creates new federal a  

If Elections Were a Sport, Redistricting Would Be Cheating

0 Comments · Thursday, May 10, 2001
The purpose of nearly any competition is to determine the best or, in some cases, the luckiest individual or team from a field of competitors. To isolate the skill being tested, rules prevent compet  

Like It Or Not, E-Check Works

0 Comments · Thursday, April 19, 2001
The combustion in a perfect gasoline-powered engine would produce only water and nitrogen -- harmless byproducts -- and carbon dioxide. In reality, no such engine exists, and even the most sophistic  

States Getting Ready to Tax Internet Sales

0 Comments · Thursday, March 15, 2001
Zipping around the Internet and plucking products from the collectively massive inventory offered by thousands of retailers around the world is easier, faster and usually cheaper than fighting throu  

Rubber Bands and Paper Clips Won't Fix School Funding

0 Comments · Thursday, February 15, 2001
On May 20, 2000, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled for the second time that the state's education finance system is unconstitutional. The court set a June 15, 2001 deadline for lawmakers to remedy the pr  

Recession would bust state surpluses

0 Comments · Thursday, January 11, 2001
The prosperity of the past few years has all but erased from our minds the inherently cyclical nature of the economy. But cyclical it is, and a general slowing of the economy will eventually, certa  

WVXU Does Web Radio Right

0 Comments · Thursday, November 30, 2000
Over the past three decades, cable television has freed the nation's viewers from the limited, often stale offerings of the three-network oligopoly. Pioneering companies and individuals are simila  

Cover Story: Jonesing for a Gadget Fix

No shortage of stuff for your high-tech loved ones

0 Comments · Thursday, November 30, 2000
Both traditional and Internet-based stores are jammed full of an unprecedented array of the cutting edge, completely unnecessary and totally indulgent products that are a gadget lover's fix. Com  

States' Rights and DUI

0 Comments · Thursday, November 9, 2000
President Clinton recently signed a bill requiring the government to swipe federal highway dollars from states that fail to set a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent as the legal stand