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Kasich’s image of so-called moderation?
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Early on, the candidate decided to put all of his eggs in one New Hampshire basket. Smart strategy. John Kasich staked his Republican presidential campaign on it. …

2/5/2016 12:00 AM
High court gives hope to those sentenced to life as minors in Mich.
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For the past few weeks, the lead-poisoning horror in Flint has dominated Michigan news like no other story in years. …

2/3/2016 12:00 AM
I’m no killer, Snow-Veley says
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
For Coreon Snow-Veley, the worst part about his manslaughter conviction last month in a drug case involving a fatal overdose is being labeled a killer. …

2/1/2016 12:00 AM
Sunni, Shiite conflict has deep roots
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the beheading of a Shiite imam in Saudi Arabia, and a subsequent breaking off of diplomatic relations between the two countries, have wider implications for worldwide Muslims, particularly the Shiite branch of Islam. …

2/1/2016 12:00 AM
Iowa caucuses are here at last
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
NEWTON, Iowa — Before the final tally of the Iowa caucuses, we are walking along what Hamlin Garland, perhaps the most prominent of the regional novelists of the pioneer prairies called, in the title of his 1890 book, Main-Travelled Roads. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Overcharging won’t arrest heroin
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Every so often I write a column so off the grid that I wish I hadn’t bothered.  This might be one of them. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Gearing up for election season
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Though it seems the presidential campaign has been under way for years, actual voters are about to weigh in for the first time, when the Iowa caucuses are held tomorrow. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Obama’s EPA to Ohio’s anti-frackers: You’re wrong
BY TIMOTHY BENSON
Two recent reports on Ohio’s wastewater injection well program discredit chronic allegations by opponents of hydraulic fracturing. These include claims that the creation of such wells leads directly to earthquakes, and that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has neglected to establish proper regulations to keep Ohioans safe. …

1/30/2016 12:00 AM
Acceptance of mortality is a struggle for the forever young
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Do we ever come to terms with our own mortality? Way to begin an opinion column, right? But occasionally life nudges us to think about being finite. …

1/22/2016 12:00 AM
How can America prevent another Flint disaster?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
FLINT, Mich. — Today, perhaps for the first time, much of the world has heard of Flint: The run-down industrial city that state government switched to contaminated water to save money. …




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