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Published 5 hours ago
Blade should have printed cartoons
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Bruce Weinberg of Toledo was one of several readers who accused The Blade of hypocrisy for running an editorial titled “I am Charlie” but failing to print any of the now-famous cartoons that apparently led to the murderous attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. …

Published 5 hours ago
Open to all, and always changing
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library attracted more than 3 million visits — a record number — in 2014. Think about that for a moment. …

Updated 21 hours ago
It’s not 2004 anymore
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Remember when same-sex marriage used to be a wedge issue in politics? It was no coincidence that Ohio put the subject to a statewide vote in 2004. The issue of banning gay marriage motivated people to vote. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Snyder ready to stand up to GOP
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Will Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turn out to be a modern-day, moderate Eisenhower Republican? …

1/22/2015 12:00 AM
Fracking tax won’t keep Ohio’s budget balanced
BY DAVID MCCLOUGH
The decline in global oil prices benefits Toledo’s drivers, and will do so for the near future. But Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly need to recognize how dependence on tax revenue derived from oil production leaves Ohio susceptible to global political and economic forces it cannot control. …

1/20/2015 12:00 AM
Bushes vs. Romneys divides GOP
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The agony is palpable. It comes through in conversations, in awkward moments of silence, and in audible sighs. …

1/19/2015 12:00 AM
The changing health-care landscape
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
My recent experience with my health insurance company has left me bewildered. Having practiced medicine for more than 35 years, I thought I knew how to negotiate the quicksand of regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles. I was wrong. …

1/18/2015 12:00 AM
Let's clear the air
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Perish the thought, but imagine that every resident of the city of Sylvania — more than 18,000 people — were to die in 2015 of an illness that could have been prevented, or at least postponed. Would you expect state government to respond urgently to such a disaster? …

1/17/2015 12:00 AM
Provoking thought has its place
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
People who create over-the-top satire aim to get others talking. Opinion writers and edgy satirists wade into controversy with a point of view. …

1/16/2015 12:00 AM
Mich. lawmakers need to know jobs
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — For years, I’ve had minor repairs to my cars done by George, a cheerful Iranian-American gas station owner, and his son Carlo. They work hard and charge reasonable prices, and if the work is beyond their abilities, they regretfully send me elsewhere. …




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