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3/7/2015 12:00 AM
2 months in, Republicans struggling
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It was so predictable: Lucy assured Charlie Brown that she wouldn’t pull the football away when he went to kick it. …

3/7/2015 12:00 AM
Goldwater’s image unveiled in Congress
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
WASHINGTON — One of the most important symbolic moments of the new Congress occurred this winter, and you almost certainly don’t know a thing about it. …

3/6/2015 12:00 AM
Mich. GOP lacks high-character leaders
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Nobody would deny that the Michigan Democratic Party has had its share of crooks, criminals, and embarrassing characters — even without mentioning former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. …

3/2/2015 12:00 AM
Advertising health-care rates is refreshing
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
In a refreshing move, the Toledo Clinic, a 175-physician group took out a recent full-page advertisement in The Blade that compared laboratory and radiology rates it charges with those charged by ProMedica and Mercy Health Partners, the two main players in the Toledo health-care market. There is a gross inequality in charges between the Toledo Clinic and …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio should focus on tax fairness
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich calls it “really simple stuff.” It’s just “common sense,” he says. It’s the obvious solution to prevent “a severe drag on economic growth” in Ohio, he insists. …

3/1/2015 1:39 AM
More info would have bolstered column
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
My voice mail was nearly full the day after the Keith Burris column, “Woodville: Worst little town in Ohio?” was in The Blade on Feb. 15. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Divestment from Israeli occupation a topic
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
Late last month, the University of Toledo hosted a debate that’s occurring with growing frequency on American college campuses. For two hours, UT student senators discussed — and ultimately rejected — a resolution backed by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine that would have called on the university to divest from businesses linked to Israel’s occupation of …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Mixed message sent about home rule
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Ohio Supreme Court needs to make up its mind. Do local governments have a constitutional right to home-rule authority? …




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