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3/15/2015 12:00 AM
Human rights must begin in the womb
BY STEPHANIE RANADE KRIDER
Ohio opinion leaders are sounding off about the appalling fact that our state has the highest black infant mortality rate in the nation — a rate more than twice that for white babies. In Lucas County, African-American babies die at a higher rate than in some third-world countries. …

3/14/2015 12:00 AM
Strickland throws down the gauntlet
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is a candidate again. After he lost his gubernatorial re-election bid in a squeaker in 2010, he immersed himself in major issues as a policy wonk at a liberal think tank. …

3/13/2015 12:00 AM
'The end' of Michigan's film tax credits
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For a few years, Michigan seemed to be on the brink of a movie industry boom. Suddenly, it was not all that amazing to see stars such as Clint Eastwood on local streets. …

3/12/2015 12:00 AM
Fighting human trafficking: stronger law enforcement, victim protection
BY ROB PORTMAN
The U.S. Senate is poised to pass the most significant legislation to combat human trafficking in more than a decade …

3/9/2015 12:00 AM
April the cruelest month? Sorry, T.S.
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
T.S. Eliot considered April the cruelest month. I can only assume he wintered in the Caribbean. …

3/8/2015 12:00 AM
Build Ohio’s future in the classroom
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
In his recent State of the State message, Gov. John Kasich called education a “top priority” and a “critical part of our economic revival” in Ohio — a basic matter of “getting kids the opportunity that they deserve and that they need.” Who would argue with that? …

3/7/2015 12:00 AM
2 months in, Republicans struggling
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It was so predictable: Lucy assured Charlie Brown that she wouldn’t pull the football away when he went to kick it. …

3/7/2015 12:00 AM
Goldwater’s image unveiled in Congress
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
WASHINGTON — One of the most important symbolic moments of the new Congress occurred this winter, and you almost certainly don’t know a thing about it. …

3/6/2015 12:00 AM
Mich. GOP lacks high-character leaders
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Nobody would deny that the Michigan Democratic Party has had its share of crooks, criminals, and embarrassing characters — even without mentioning former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. …

3/2/2015 12:00 AM
Advertising health-care rates is refreshing
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
In a refreshing move, the Toledo Clinic, a 175-physician group took out a recent full-page advertisement in The Blade that compared laboratory and radiology rates it charges with those charged by ProMedica and Mercy Health Partners, the two main players in the Toledo health-care market. There is a gross inequality in charges between the Toledo Clinic and …




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