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A case with real-life consequences
BY DENNIS BOVA BLADE OPINION COPY EDITOR
The summons to jury duty — an important duty of citizenship — always comes at the wrong time. I was summoned twice while my wife was expecting. I feared that she would go into labor while I was in the jury box and I would have to dash from the courtroom. But I was not picked to serve in either …

11/18/2014 12:00 AM
GOP trio on 2016 horizon
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
LEBANON, N.H. — Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party — amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders — a faint moderate heartbeat? …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Fruit of Claudius’ labor soured Augustus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
The story is told of an agronomical miracle in ancient Rome, and after much research, we are able to share it with you today. Many of the details had been lost to the ages, but with due diligence and author’s license, we have managed to put a little meat back on the bones. …

11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio making progress on LGBT equality
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Just as the election of an African-American president has not brought us into a post-racial era — far from it — the rapidly growing number of states (not including Ohio) where same-sex marriage is now legal shouldn’t cause us to think that gay Americans have achieved equality, or anything close to it. …

11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Editors must consider space, time
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
The New York Times has a motto printed at the top of the front page every day: “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” …

11/15/2014 12:00 AM
Chairman’s midterm post-mortem
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The soon-to-be former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party called from a Florida getaway. The dust had barely settled from the midterm election. …

11/14/2014 12:00 AM
Snyder begins his second act
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Politically, last week may have been the best of Rick Snyder’s life. First, he won re-election as Michigan’s governor — albeit narrowly — after a hard-fought campaign that went down to the wire. …

11/11/2014 12:00 AM
The fall of the wall
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
BERLIN — Today, a Starbucks coffee house sits a few steps from the Brandenburg Gate. A quarter-century ago, the baristas would be standing in the Soviet bloc. …

11/10/2014 12:00 AM
Selective hearing perpetuates anti-Muslim attitudes
BY S. AMJAD HUSSEIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Recently, I ran into one of my readers in a grocery store. He said he is angry at some of the politicians and religious leaders who blame Islam and Muslims for terrorism. …

11/9/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio Democrats must get act together
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
You don’t have to be a registered Democrat — and I’m not — to want Ohio to have a strong Democratic Party statewide. All Ohioans benefit when both major parties must compete aggressively for each vote, not just during presidential elections, but in every general election. …