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5/17/2015 12:00 AM
Real leaders are in the community
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
With few exceptions, Toledo’s elected officials appear clueless and, like their sports teams, strictly minor league. But in my two years here, I’ve also found some major-league leadership — young and old — in the community, where things really happen. …

5/16/2015 12:00 AM
Moms, daughters may be at odds
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The exasperated teenager despaired of ever getting through to her mother. How could her ancient mom possibly understand anything post-20th century? …

5/15/2015 12:00 AM
How to fix Detroit's public schools
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Detroit’s public schools have been a tremendous failure. Four emergency managers have failed to reverse staggering enrollment declines, or get the district under control. Nor are students learning what they should; they are drastically behind students in the rest of Michigan. …

5/12/2015 12:00 AM
America's knowledge crisis
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Three out of five U.S. eighth graders tested in a nationwide survey did not know that the 1803 Marbury vs. Madison case established the Supreme Court’s power to decide whether a federal law is constitutional. …

5/11/2015 12:00 AM
An ode to a Pakistani activist
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The well-known activist Sabeen Mahmud was gunned down recently in Karachi, Pakistan. She was a woman of vision, steely resolve, and an effervescent personality. In 10 years, she created in Karachi a safe space for intellectuals and artists. …

5/10/2015 12:00 AM
Land of opportunity?
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
This isn’t the most heartwarming Mother’s Day message. But if you’re raising a child in Lucas County, you might want to apologize to him or her. …

5/10/2015 12:00 AM
Reader believes Blade is biased
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Rick Baum thinks The Blade is horribly biased.

5/9/2015 12:00 AM
Turnpike has absorbed $1 billion in new debt
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a shell game. Sleight of hand. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. …

5/8/2015 12:00 AM
Sales-tax defeat dooms roads
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For most of the past four months, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder campaigned tirelessly for Proposal 1, a sales tax increase intended to fix Michigan’s notoriously horrible roads. …

5/5/2015 12:00 AM
Recalling Moses of the Soviet Union
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Amid the news of the cruel month of April — an earthquake in Nepal, upheaval in Baltimore — an important political landmark went virtually unnoticed. It was the death of Vladimir Slepak, one of the principal “refuseniks” who battled Kremlin officials for nearly two decades to win the right to leave the Soviet state that repressed them and reviled them …




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