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9/11/2014 12:00 AM
'Scotlanding' a catchy campaign
BY DENNIS BOVA BLADE OPINION COPY EDITOR
My first thought: What would I tell the cops? I stood beside a highway. My two sons — in their mid-20s — were in various stages of undress. My wife held two cell phones. We could barely hear each other because of the waterfall’s roar. …

9/8/2014 12:00 AM
Why Labor Day means more
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
All politics, they say, is local. “Is” local? “Are” local? To many people, it sounds awkward either way. Technically, politics is a collective singular noun, so “is” is correct. Maybe Bill Clinton was right. It all depends on what your definition of “is” is. …

9/7/2014 12:00 AM
Heal lake now, or wait for next crisis
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
As Toledo’s water emergency fades from public awareness and Election Day gets closer, Ohio politicians are paying far more attention to the latter and far less to the former. So the hope — never great — of urgent, meaningful action to clean up Lake Erie and prevent the next crisis is slipping away. …

9/5/2014 12:00 AM
Neighbors of new bridge are fearful
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — The struggle has taken years, but most of the hurdles in the way of a new Detroit River bridge have been overcome. Agreements have been signed, the site chosen, environmental and presidential permits issued. …

9/1/2014 12:00 AM
ISIS violence needs strong response
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The rise of militant Sunni Muslims in parts of Syria and Iraq has been in the making for more than 40 years. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has in the past six months consolidated its gains with the fall of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Its progress, however, has been slowed with recent aerial bombardment and …

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
Gloomy job climate, but hopeful forecast
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Labor Day is a celebration of the American worker. But this Labor Day, what do Ohio’s workers have to celebrate, other than getting tomorrow off? Not so much. …

8/30/2014 12:00 AM
A time to forget what’s not in your wallet
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
What’s in your wallet? The credit card company that asks the question in the TV commercial is interested in what plastic you’re carrying. …

8/29/2014 12:00 AM
Clinton has clear, perilous course
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The National Football League preseason is about over. The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left — for every candidate but Hillary Clinton. …

8/29/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. GOP, Democrats set fall lineups
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Finally, the lineups are set. Michigan’s two major political parties held their conventions last weekend. …

8/25/2014 12:00 AM
Coping with homefront battle scars
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Sometimes all we know of war half a world away is what the commanders choose to tell us. We hear of casualties and body counts. Television news videos show us exploding bombs and billowing clouds of smoke in the distance. …