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8/22/2015 12:00 AM
Kasich’s education agenda, unmasked
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It was probably an accident. Ohio Gov. John Kasich let his public education mask slip. He ranted when he should have relaxed. …

8/21/2015 12:00 AM
Kildee in prime position for run
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
FLINT, Mich. — Dan Kildee looks more like a powerful big-city mayor — or governor — than a second-term member of Congress. Tall, burly, and balding, with piercing blue eyes, he clearly loves not just politics, but also the art of governing. …

8/17/2015 12:00 AM
Taliban founder’s death changes Pakistan-Afghan dynamic
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
News of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, came as a surprise. According to reports, Mullah Omar died in 2013, most likely in southern Pakistan, where he was reported to have lived since he fled Afghanistan after the U.S. invasion in 2001. …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio colleges should go to prison
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
As a nation, we talk a lot about lack of access to higher education, but we don't talk much about the lack of higher education in prison. With 700,000 people a year getting out of prison, we should — if we're serious about changing lives, reducing prison costs, and improving public safety. …

8/16/2015 12:00 AM
Column riles reader
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Andrew Peth was upset with the assertions made in a June 22 column by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, a retired surgeon who is a columnist for the opinion pages. …

8/15/2015 12:00 AM
Candidates say they feel our financial pain
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Picture the people who are running for president in 2016. Can you see them hunched over a stack of bills with a checkbook and calculator? …

8/14/2015 12:00 AM
Voting by mail an uphill battle
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
PELLSTON, Mich. — Jackie Pierce is not a slick political consultant. She’s not rich, glamorous, or famous. …

8/13/2015 12:00 AM
Will Kasich's moment last?
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN  BLOCK NEWS ALLIANCE
DERRY, N.H. — This is what a political surge looks like: …

8/13/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s public library remains the people’s university
BY CLYDE SCOLES
The core mission of America’s public libraries is to provide information, literacy, and education. Yet libraries also serve as a valued asset in meeting many of a community’s goals.  …

8/10/2015 12:00 AM
Memories of ZIP Line
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I notice,” a Blade reader wrote, “that you recently suggested using a little elbow grease to resolve a problem. I’ve looked and looked, but I can’t find this product. Where can I buy elbow grease?” …




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