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Pope’s plea for forgiveness is not enough
Marilou Johanek
Pope Francis recently begged the countless victims of clerical abuse to forgive him for the “evil” committed by Catholic clergy. …

4/17/2014 8:30 PM
The high cost of running for Congress
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE COLUMNIST
LANSING — Ninety years ago, Will Rogers made audiences laugh by saying: “America has the best politicians money can buy.” …

4/14/2014 12:00 AM
A look into Pakistan that few see
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan recently held a conference on Pakistan. The speakers were two women and a man who, amid all the bad news emanating from the country, brought a breath of fresh air. …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
Heroin epidemic younger, whiter
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
“When you put the dope down, you’re going to meet yourself.” …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
The GOP’s big question for 2016
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The presidential nomination race is frozen. The big money and the gritty organizers won’t make 2016 election commitments until the putative front-runner makes a move, in or out of the campaign. …

4/13/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio’s elections have gotten better
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Good news: Ohio has greatly improved the way it runs its elections, a new national study says. …

4/12/2014 12:00 AM
Living their Cinderella dreams
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
A high school prom is not the pinnacle of anything. Those of us who left high school in the rearview mirror eons ago know there is a life beyond the prom, locker gossip, and the latest litmus test of teenage acceptance. …

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Work in progress for Michigan Dems
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Remarkably, seven months before the November elections, Michigan Democrats and Republicans have the main candidates on their statewide tickets virtually in place. But not quite. …

4/7/2014 12:00 AM
Media clichés stand test of time
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A couple of years ago, we had fun with a piece that lamented how clichés abuse and degrade our language. The column ignited (dare I say it?) a firestorm of reader reaction. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Don't bet against FitzGerald yet
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ed FitzGerald has seven months to (1) make himself known to Ohio voters and (2) persuade them to fire John Kasich and hire him as their governor. …