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4/18/2016 12:00 AM
Writing well is becoming a lost art
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
It was my good fortune recently to be asked to speak to a luncheon of the Lucas County Retired Teachers Association, and one of the organizers of the event, Rhea Halloran, was kind enough to let me decide what I’d talk about. …

4/17/2016 12:00 AM
Prisoners live, die with dignity
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Late morning light slithers through narrow windows without bars on the second floor of Franklin Medical Center in Columbus, where terminally ill and other sick prisoners from throughout Ohio are housed. Dozens of prisoners die here every year. Others come to be reborn.  …

4/17/2016 12:00 AM
Tracking Ted Cruz
BY DAVID M. SHRIBMAN BLOCK NEWS ALLIANCE
He won a big victory in Wisconsin. He pierced the Donald Trump mystique. He even got some of the Capitol Hill lawmakers who regard him as a revolutionary and renegade to slink cautiously into his corner. By all logic, this should be a Ted Cruz moment — if only the next primary weren’t in New York. …

4/16/2016 12:00 AM
Hope stitched in a boy’s imagination
BY JOHN DEEM
His beloved Detroit Tigers have opened their season and, somehow, there is newfound hope in an increasingly cynical, tumultuous world. …

4/16/2016 12:00 AM
Experiments in unsuspecting bias
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is difficult for those who are born white and raised in largely homogeneous communities to have a clue about what it’s like to be black in America. But we often assume otherwise. …

4/15/2016 12:00 AM
Why Dems won’t control Michgan senate
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — There’s reason to think 2018 may be a very good Democratic year statewide. Gov. Rick Snyder is terribly unpopular statewide, and the GOP-controlled legislature’s ratings are worse. …

4/11/2016 12:00 AM
U.S.-Cuban relations from Little Havana
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
MIAMI — Little Havana is a small slice of Cuba on American soil located within the city of Miami. It has played a role, albeit a much bigger role than its size, to keep Cuba isolated from the United States. Riding the tide of anti-communist sentiments of the 1960s, this pocket of dissident Cubans has been successful in defining …

4/9/2016 12:00 AM
Water crisis challenges Ohio cities
BY LAVEA BRACHMAN
The water crisis in Flint, Mich. — and its heart-wrenching impact on its children and the general health of its residents — is just the latest manifestation of a problem long languishing in cities across the Midwest. …

4/8/2016 12:00 AM
Lawmakers clueless on LGBT bathroom rights
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — The disaster that is Flint is still going on. Higher education is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Detroit schools have now been funded through the end of the year, but still need a long-term fix to save them from bankruptcy and collapse. …

4/7/2016 12:00 AM
City should resume intervention program
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Shootings in Toledo rose nearly 50 percent last year, and continue to climb this year. Now more than ever, the city needs effective intervention and prevention programs to reduce violence. …




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