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6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Blight City? It depends where you stand
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Just after I moved from Detroit to Toledo a year ago, I spent hours driving around the city. Toledo seemed smaller than it is, more like a city of 150,000. But what really struck me was how good — how solid — the city looked and felt. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Papers walk fine line on foul language
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
When you are publishing a family newspaper, where do you draw the line when it comes to language and good taste? …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
The morphing of Mississippi politics
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Do not for a minute think that this week’s Senate runoff in Mississippi is about Thad Cochran. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Let the sunshine into Ohio government
BY GREG R. LAWSON
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” In Ohio, the need for the disinfecting sunlight of government transparency and accountability has never been greater. …

6/21/2014 12:00 AM
An Iraq war vet's view
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
My friend is a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army National Guard. He’s looking to retire soon and doesn’t want me to use his name. …

6/20/2014 12:00 AM
Can Detroit find success again?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — As Detroit struggles to save itself, it might be worth remembering that there was a time when Detroit saved America, perhaps even the world. …

6/16/2014 1:28 AM
Fight against blight needs fresh ideas
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My first reaction to The Blade’s powerful expose of blight in Toledo, by reporter Janet Romaker and The Blade’s photography team, is, I suspect, the reaction of most citizens: anger. …

6/16/2014 12:00 AM
Grandchildren put life into focus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Occasionally, I see a bumper sticker on another car — it’s almost always a sport-utility vehicle — that says: “Ask me about my grandchildren.” I never do. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t politicize the V.A. scandal
BYDAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If any issue has to transcend partisan posturing, it’s fulfilling this nation’s obligations to our military veterans. …

6/15/2014 12:00 AM
Idealism of ‘Freedom Summer’ shines
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Today the phrase “Freedom Summer” has a romantic tint, colored in idealism, shaded in glory: a noble moment of grandeur when blacks and whites from Mississippi and beyond united in a brave effort to fight segregation and register blacks to vote. …