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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?” …

8/9/2015 12:00 AM
Obama’s Clean Power Plan will help Ohio
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
President Obama’s Clean Power Plan could prove as important as anything else he has done or will do in the White House. Ohioans have much to gain from the plan, if we reject the predictable — and unfounded — fear-mongering by fossil-fuel polluters and their political cronies. …




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