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Published 18 hours ago
Don’t stifle voices of dissent on climate
BY RICHARD OSBORNE
Full disclosure: I am a relic. I am a retired journalist who was brought up in the business at a time when we viewed journalism as a public-service profession. We were the Fourth Estate, the men and women charged with the responsibility to keep our political leaders in check by monitoring and scrutinizing their activities with no agenda other than the pursuit of …

Published 18 hours ago
Ohio electronic schools get a pass
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Republican leaders running Ohio, from Gov. John Kasich on down, deny that a quid pro quo exists between generous campaign contributors and policymaking in the state. But evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. …

5/27/2016 12:00 AM
Michigan’s children continue to fall behind
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — To begin with a personal anecdote: believe it or not, this columnist’s mother was distressed in the mid-1950s when his father took a new job and moved out of Detroit. …

5/25/2016 12:00 AM
Whatever became of punishment?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Bradley Buck pleaded guilty April 26 to four robberies: holding up a Family Video on Dorr Street on March 1; robbing an establishment called Pleasure 365, on Airport Highway, March 3; sticking up the Midtown Food Mart III, on Hill Avenue, on March 6; and robbing Stop & Shop, on Dorr, March 14. …

5/23/2016 12:00 AM
Humble pie can be best training for doctors
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Every Wednesday morning, precisely at 7, a group of surgeons, surgeons-in-training, and medical students gather in one of the classrooms on the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo to indulge in a century-old exercise. For an hour, the group discusses the mistakes of omission and commission in surgical cases from the past week. In medical …

5/22/2016 12:00 AM
The audacity of modesty
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
No matter which way you are leaning in this election, it’s a dreary affair — the civic equivalent of a gray rainy day, with just enough cold air and wind to chill the bones. …

5/22/2016 12:00 AM
Election could realign our parties
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
For months the American election was about personal advantage. Could insults drive political rivals out of the race? Were two famous families who first tangled in 1992 destined to fight again in the latest incarnation of the Hatfields (the Bushes) and the McCoys (the Clintons)? Was the support of the establishment enough to prevail in both parties? …

5/21/2016 12:00 AM
Family wants their anguish to guide others
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Three weeks ago I wrote about a community event I attended that was held to raise public awareness about the ravaging effects of heroin usage in Ohio. The column touched a nerve with many readers who shared their personal hell with addiction. …

5/21/2016 12:00 AM
180th Fighter Wing a community asset
BY WENDY GRAMZA
Located at the Toledo Express Airport near Swanton, the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio National Guard has been a fixture in the northwest Ohio community since 1958. The 180th flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon, directly supporting the nation’s No. 1  mission in homeland defense, Aerospace Control Alert, since 2008. …

5/20/2016 12:00 AM
Common sense lacking in gun debate
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
ANN ARBOR — Harry Frank loves guns, and has all his life. He shoots them, trades them, sells them. He owns an AK-47 and has a concealed carry license in Michigan and New Mexico. …




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