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6/27/2015 12:00 AM
Finally
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of same-sex marriage, religious or Biblical beliefs had nothing to do with it. Equal application of the law, as established in the Constitution, was what the high court debated before ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
It's still hard to vote in Michigan
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — If you ask politicians in Michigan’s government about voting, they will tell you it is a right and a sacred duty. They will say that they want everyone to vote, in every election. …

6/25/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s fire department must heal, evolve
BY LUIS SANTIAGO
For the past several weeks, I have endured repeated, venomous attacks. The accusations against me are serious, but they have no basis in fact. In response, I have tried to take the high road in the best interests of the city of Toledo and its fire department. …

6/23/2015 12:00 AM
1960s are seen as an era of liberalism
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SAN FRANCISCO — In the summer of 1965, Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” and Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” were released, the Beatles’ film Help! played in theaters, the Medicare and Medicare act and the voting rights bill were signed into law, the Vietnam war was escalated, and the Watts riot occurred. …

6/22/2015 12:00 AM
Myanmar’s minority
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar has intensified. The Buddhist majority in the country, formerly called Burma, has made life unbearable for ethnic and religious minorities. …

6/21/2015 12:00 AM
Who’s really white in America anymore?
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
I have no clue as to why Rachel Dolezal, who last week stepped down as president of NAACP’s Spokane chapter, pretended to be something she’s not. I’ll leave that to her therapist. …

6/20/2015 12:00 AM
Lobbying, bad timing doom tax
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The radio commercials, aired recently throughout Ohio, put a public spin on an intense lobbying effort. The oil and natural gas industry was determined to thwart another state attempt to tax oil and gas extracted from Ohio’s shale. …

6/19/2015 12:00 AM
Is Washington on Snyder's agenda?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — How moderate is Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder? These days, the answer from most moderate and liberal Michigan voters probably would be a bitter “not very.” …

6/15/2015 12:00 AM
A tale of 2 cities
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Crikey, mates. Toledo has a new friend in Australia, a friend who looks a lot like us. Toledo also has one determined Aussie right here at home who wants to see the friendship blossom into something serious — sister cities, maybe. …

6/14/2015 12:00 AM
It’s never too late to graduate
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
My father dropped out of high school at 16 and never went back. In the 1950s, people like him, with a strong back and work ethic, could earn a living wage. Those days — and jobs — are long gone. …




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