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12/13/2014 12:00 AM
The adventure of adoption
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Christmas miracle is 16 years old today. I first wrote about it in a December, 1998, column. …

12/12/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. democrats lick their wounds
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — What’s wrong with Democrats? …

12/11/2014 12:00 AM
The 14-billion year scale
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The most contentious historical question in the country is not a dispute over whether the United States is at heart a revolutionary or conservative force in world affairs, or a conflict over how deep Abraham Lincoln’s devotion was to the anti-slavery cause, nor even a battle over the origins of the Cold War. …

12/9/2014 12:00 AM
We can't breathe
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
African-Americans feel as though there’s a boot on our collective necks — one that tightens and crushes our larynx with every unjustified beating, Tasing, chokehold, or shooting. …

12/8/2014 12:00 AM
Karachi: Yesteryear meets today
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
KARACHI, Pakistan — I stopped in this city the way to my annual teaching visit to Peshawar. Here, I visited friends and delivered lectures on the history of medicine. This city is a hub of social, political, and literary activities. …

12/7/2014 12:00 AM
Reader questions fairness of Woodville stories
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Few local stories in recent years have seemed to cause as much emotional reaction as the tale of Moses, the Labrador retriever who wandered off his owners’ property last month and was shot in the leg by a Woodville policeman. …

12/7/2014 12:00 AM
We need to teach our children the truth
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
After a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., last summer, President Obama implored protesters to find nonviolent ways to challenge the injustices that, he acknowledged, undeniably exist. …

12/7/2014 12:00 AM
Quest for justice
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
FERGUSON. Staten Island. Cleveland.

12/6/2014 12:00 AM
As seen through prism of perspective
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Police shootings in this country are seen through prisms shaped by perspectives. Two distinct cultural and racial perspectives color the view. …

12/5/2014 12:00 AM
Don't forget about books — actual ones
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — One day last summer, one of my students came to my home. Later, she told me she noticed my house was full of books. “Can’t you guys afford a Kindle?” she asked. …