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6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Let the sunshine into Ohio government
BY GREG R. LAWSON
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” In Ohio, the need for the disinfecting sunlight of government transparency and accountability has never been greater. …

6/21/2014 12:00 AM
An Iraq war vet's view
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
My friend is a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army National Guard. He’s looking to retire soon and doesn’t want me to use his name. …

6/20/2014 12:00 AM
Can Detroit find success again?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — As Detroit struggles to save itself, it might be worth remembering that there was a time when Detroit saved America, perhaps even the world. …

6/16/2014 1:28 AM
Fight against blight needs fresh ideas
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My first reaction to The Blade’s powerful expose of blight in Toledo, by reporter Janet Romaker and The Blade’s photography team, is, I suspect, the reaction of most citizens: anger. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Grandchildren put life into focus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Occasionally, I see a bumper sticker on another car — it’s almost always a sport-utility vehicle — that says: “Ask me about my grandchildren.” I never do. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t politicize the V.A. scandal
BYDAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If any issue has to transcend partisan posturing, it’s fulfilling this nation’s obligations to our military veterans. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Idealism of ‘Freedom Summer’ shines
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Today the phrase “Freedom Summer” has a romantic tint, colored in idealism, shaded in glory: a noble moment of grandeur when blacks and whites from Mississippi and beyond united in a brave effort to fight segregation and register blacks to vote. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
G-7’s action too weak to deter Putin
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
Europe’‍s prospects for peace have deteriorated after U.S. partners in the G-7 failed at the group’‍s summit in Brussels earlier this month to rally behind U.S. efforts to isolate Russia. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio needs to expand, not restrict, voting rights
BY BARBARA ARNWINE
Protecting the right to vote is more urgent today than at any time since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Yet Ohio is making it harder for its citizens to exercise their right to vote. …