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2/22/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit author honors civil rights legacy
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On the second floor of the Lucas County jail sits an oasis: a small but neat, clean, and welcoming 2,000-book library where inmates check out books by authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker and even write poetry. Pictures of freedom fighters and other historical figures, such as Cesar Chavez and Nelson Mandela, line the wall.…

2/21/2015 12:00 AM
New tests no walk in the PARCC
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
A teacher in a middle school once told me — with a straight face — that my son was “overly confident” regarding test-taking. I’d never heard that particular complaint before. I laughed. …

2/20/2015 12:00 AM
Will Michigan's primary be memorable?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — You might call Michigan’s presidential primary a moveable feast. No one can predict when it is going to be. …

2/17/2015 12:00 AM
The 2 parties’ perils for 2016
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
WASHINGTON — There are two vital measures of the health of a political party: One is the depth of its backing by young people — voters who can build a strong, long-term base of support. The other is the depth of its bench — the strength of its leaders who are not yet national figures but soon might be.…

2/16/2015 12:00 AM
An ode to D. Michael Collins
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I write to mourn the passing of a noble man, D. Michael Collins. …

2/15/2015 12:00 AM
Saying good-bye to Mayor Collins
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
So what now?

2/14/2015 12:00 AM
Brian Williams' tall tale
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
One of the Iraq war veterans who flew on the Chinook helicopter mission with NBC News anchorman Brian Williams in 2003 nailed it. In a story in the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, flight engineer David Luke offered a spot-on reason for why the journalist overstated the danger he and an NBC News crew faced covering the war. …

2/13/2015 12:00 AM
Citizens share thoughts on Collins
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
In the past week, I’ve repeatedly heard the declaration that Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins was a man of the people. It never became more evident to me than on Thursday, when I joined the thousands of folks who lined Toledo’s streets, braving the wind and cold, to bid farewell. …

2/13/2015 12:00 AM
Death penalty for Mich. cop killers?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — State Sen. Virgil Smith, a Detroit Democrat, wants Michigan to start executing cop killers. …

2/12/2015 12:00 AM
In Ohio and Washington, assault on reproductive rights grows
BY JENNIE WETTER
Momentum is building in the new Congress for an ambitious new assault on abortion rights. House members introduced six bills that would restrict reproductive health services in just the first week of the new session, including a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. …




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