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  • Judge puts temporary halt to Columbus’ new gun laws

    A Delaware County judge Tuesday morning put on hold a controversial gun law recently passed by the city of Columbus. Common Pleas Judge David Gromley granted a request from The Buckeye Institute for a preliminary injunction, stopping enforcement of a law that makes it illegal to possess gun magazines that hold 30 or more rounds of ammunition.
  • Heroism recognized in our nation's capital
    On the evenings of Feb. 12-17, 2023, a lone bugler dressed in historic uniform stood amid the World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., and played the reflective and heartrending "Taps" in honor of Idaho’s own Private Thomas Croft Neibaur of Sugar City, Idaho.  
  • Back in vogue: child labor
    Even though the nation is divided about immigration and its consequences, on one point, unanimity must be reached. Immigration, whether legal or illegal, cannot be a vehicle for child labor. And yet, the Department of Labor has uncovered several incidents that involve under-age migrants working in slave labor-like conditions
  • Helping Ohio farmers
    This week I introduced the Local Farms and Food Act, to build on our success in the last Farm Bill, and make sure that Ohio farmers have the tools and support they need to sell their products in their own communities.
  • Unsung sacrifices
    Our service members and their families truly know the meaning of sacrifice. This month and every day, we not only commend the unsung sacrifices of the children of our military service members for their unwavering resiliency, strength and dedication to our country, but we also applaud their efforts to positively impact their communities and mirror the values shared by their parents.
  • Where did all the Biden illegal immigrants go? 
    No one knows exactly how many people have poured across the southwestern U.S. border since President Biden took office, or where they’ve gone since. The official number of encounters by Customs and Border Patrol stands at 5.2 million people, logged over the last two full federal fiscal years and fiscal 2023 through March.
  • Lessons from a Gen X politics professor
    The lesson here is that we need to have difficult conversations in our classrooms because analytical thinking is one objective of a university education. Even more, we should acknowledge that these conversations are challenging for everyone, that opinions matter but evidence matters more, and that a little grace and humor go a long way to solve our problems.
  • Poll: Growing number of Americans worried about rising crime
    Nearly six out of every 10 individuals say crime is at least somewhat a significant problem in their community, up from 53% just six months earlier.
  • Purple larkspur
    All throughout the valley, my eye catches on countless beautiful spring wildflowers that seem to vie for my attention. It is really difficult to get anything done. I just want to stop whatever I might be doing and sit down among them.
  • Wrong place and time; but innocent, of course
    Nick Saban, head coach of the University of Alabama football team, is quoted as saying; “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Like my old Aunt Lucy said, “Anyone can hear a buncha’ red flags flyin’ all over the place on that one.” You make choices.
  • Protecting female athletes
    This should not be a partisan issue. Anyone who has taken a biology class knows that this is basic science. Genetics tells us that biological men will naturally have a physical advantage over some women. Allowing biological men to compete in women’s sports destroys the level playing field women fought so hard to get in the first place.
  • What we now know about Chinese spy flight is worse than anyone imagined
    If the president cannot uphold his duties, Congress must step in. I intend to lead a sustained inquiry into the outstanding questions from this debacle. I will also provide several amendments in this year’s NDAA to improve our homeland and missile defense protocols and capabilities.
  • On Earth Day, Colorado chooses sprawl

    By Joe Guzzardi
    Syndicated columnist

  • IRA exemption is a false promise to small biotechs
    Smaller companies, lacking cash reserves or multiple product lines to fall back on, are at greatest risk of being driven out of business by the IRA. But it's actually small biotech companies, many of them startups, that drive essential innovation and competition, accounting for more than half of new medicines.
  • Kaine introduces bill to ban stock trading in Congress
    The legislation, Ending Trading and Holdings in Congressional Stocks Act, or ETHICS Act for short, would prohibit members of Congress, their spouses and dependent children from owning or trading securities, commodities or futures.
  • The woke revolution is erasing history
    History does not provide many bright lines. It is far easier to identify correlation than causation in its movements. But as we consider the plummeting interest in the study of English and history, we should note how helpful this is to the forces of the left, who control our college and universities. The less we know about the past, the more they can shape the future.
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