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8/15/2015 12:00 AM
Candidates say they feel our financial pain
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Picture the people who are running for president in 2016. Can you see them hunched over a stack of bills with a checkbook and calculator? …

8/14/2015 12:00 AM
Voting by mail an uphill battle
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
PELLSTON, Mich. — Jackie Pierce is not a slick political consultant. She’s not rich, glamorous, or famous. …

8/13/2015 12:00 AM
Will Kasich's moment last?
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN  BLOCK NEWS ALLIANCE
DERRY, N.H. — This is what a political surge looks like: …

8/13/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s public library remains the people’s university
BY CLYDE SCOLES
The core mission of America’s public libraries is to provide information, literacy, and education. Yet libraries also serve as a valued asset in meeting many of a community’s goals.  …

8/10/2015 12:00 AM
Memories of ZIP Line
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I notice,” a Blade reader wrote, “that you recently suggested using a little elbow grease to resolve a problem. I’ve looked and looked, but I can’t find this product. Where can I buy elbow grease?” …

8/9/2015 12:00 AM
Obama’s Clean Power Plan will help Ohio
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
President Obama’s Clean Power Plan could prove as important as anything else he has done or will do in the White House. Ohioans have much to gain from the plan, if we reject the predictable — and unfounded — fear-mongering by fossil-fuel polluters and their political cronies. …

8/8/2015 12:00 AM
Ode to Devan
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Some obituaries are written to be read by more than friends and family of the deceased. Some deaths teach hard truths about living that need to be shared. …

8/7/2015 12:00 AM
Suburban Detroit pol weighs run for Gov.
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel is a Democrat — sort of. He’s not especially impressed by his party, or by the GOP. “Look at Lansing,” he said. “The governor and his party control everything, and they still can’t get voters’ top priority done — the roads.” …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
GOP has a Donald Trump problem
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Republicans have a Donald Trump problem, and it is worse than they think. …

8/3/2015 12:00 AM
Israel worries unnecessarily over Iran deal
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Now that the nuclear deal with Iran has been negotiated, Congress is determined to scuttle the agreement. Sometimes Congress acts as if it is an extension of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. …




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