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6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Low poll numbers not necessarily bad
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
How do you solve a problem like George Pataki, or like Rick Santorum, or like Lindsey Graham? Or — more challenging still — how do you solve the problem that George Pataki, Rick Santorum, and Lindsey Graham have? …

6/1/2015 12:00 AM
The mysteries of English
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Translator and guide Dalibor Kesic had been escorting American Ben Marsh around Bosnia-Herzegovina for weeks, and had become frustrated by his visitor’s use of unfamiliar and often baffling expressions. Finally — allow me to borrow here from that great American philosopher and conveyor of the enigmatic, Yogi Berra — Mr. Kesic came to a fork in the road. He …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
Continue Ohio's medicaid expansion
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich heard the question again last week, during a visit to Georgia for the presidential campaign he has yet to announce. …

5/31/2015 12:00 AM
State must restore city’s Youth Deterrent Program
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich’s administration has undercut its mission to help at-risk youth by ending Toledo’s most effective intervention program. Unless the ruling, based on a misreading of federal law, is reversed, troubled young men like 16-year-old Devonte Joyce of Toledo will lose a life-changing resource. …

5/30/2015 12:00 AM
Dear Cavs: Don’t break our hearts again
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
A jilted lover is wary of falling in love again. So too are loyal followers of professional sports teams who are strung along with promises of glory, only to have their hearts broken. …

5/29/2015 12:00 AM
Gay Navy vet battles stereotype
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DEARBORN, Mich. — Brian Stone is cheerfully and proudly gay. He’s also a Navy veteran and a Buddhist. …

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio lawmakers need more term limits, not fewer
BY MATT LYNCH
When politicians pledge to “improve” the Ohio Constitution, watch them carefully. Members of the state Constitutional Modernization Commission are focused on watering down the term limits for state lawmakers that Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved in 1992. …

5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Memorial Day, in poetry
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
You still can find the Harvard Classics in homes across the country. In 51 handsome matching volumes, they set forth what in 1909 constituted the summit of erudition, “a liberal education,” according to Harvard University President Charles William Eliot, who oversaw the project, “to anyone who would read them with devotion, even if he could spare but 15 minutes …

5/25/2015 12:00 AM
Vicious political cycle circles back in Egypt
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
In a predictable move, a court in Egypt this month sentenced Mohammed Morsi, the country’s deposed president, to death. The court also gave death sentences to more than 100 of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood supporters. It was a black day for Egypt and its people. …

5/24/2015 12:00 AM
Objection raised to handling of corrections
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Every newspaper, no matter how hard it tries, sometimes makes mistakes. When The Blade does, it tries hard to correct the error, both by fixing the story in its electronic library and by running an item in the printed paper on the second page of the first section. …




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