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Published 49 minutes ago
Vote in Greece threatens entire EU
BY PADDY O’GARA SPECIAL TO THE BLADE
On Saturday the fourth of July, Devon Staples, 22, taxpaying citizen of Calais, Maine, decided it would be a ripping idea to put a great big firework on the top of his head and set it alight. …

Published 49 minutes ago
Annuals add bling to gardens
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
If your garden looks drab and has the blahs, then give it some bling with a few annuals. I used to be on the “Perennials Only” team. But I quickly changed to the “Calculated Combos” team when I discovered the magic of mixing annuals and perennials. …

Updated 7 hours ago
All sins aren’t equal
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The term moral equivalence was coined by William James — “the moral equivalent of war” — in a speech, and later an essay, with that title. The philosopher considered how civic virtue might be achieved without war. That’s still a key question for democracy. …

Updated 11 hours ago
Recipes don’t always compute
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
We have a tendency to fall back on the same ol’ Friday night chicken, the same ol’ burger toppings, the same ol’ salad ingredients. …

7/7/2015 12:00 AM
Biden back in presidential talk
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Suddenly, everybody’s talking about Joe Biden.

7/6/2015 12:00 AM
Injury leaves Tigers short on answers
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
There was the time in 2010 that Miguel Cabrera injured his ankle sliding back into first base on a pickoff attempt. It wasn’t a pretty sight. He sat out the next game, maybe two, then played in pain and ended up appearing in 150 games for the Tigers. …

7/6/2015 12:00 AM
Same-sex ruling among most significant ever
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to extend constitutional protection to gay people to marry was a landmark decision that has reverberated throughout the land. It ranks among the most significant decisions that have shaped this country. …

7/5/2015 12:00 AM
Going green
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I don’t think most Americans will buy a green car if it costs considerably more than a gasoline powered vehicle — no matter how deep their environmental roots. But get within the same price range, and more and more consumers will take the plunge. Basic economics — price point and cost benefit ratios — are key. …

7/5/2015 12:00 AM
Two for Twenty: Pumpernickel’s Deli
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Pumpernickel’s Deli and Cafe is the sort of place where you can get to know your neighbors, whether others who may reside in the Old West End, where the restaurant is located, or those who are sitting at the next table. …

7/5/2015 12:00 AM
Where are pro-choice voices?
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE COLUMNIST
Abortion is one of the most frequently used medical procedures in the world. By some estimates, as many as one in three American women will have an abortion during her lifetime. Close to a million abortions are performed in the United States each year. …




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