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3/20/2015 12:00 AM
Miller not running for re-election
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Although some people have disagreed with U.S. Rep. Candice Miller of suburban Detroit on the issues, few felt there was anything phony about her. Voters elected the Republican to two terms as Michigan Secretary of State and seven terms in Congress, all by landslides. …

3/16/2015 12:00 AM
Voting rights: LBJ’s greatest speech
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The events that March came on a gale of fury, and with furious speed: the Bloody Sunday civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., the confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the tense meeting between Alabama Gov. George Wallace and President Lyndon Johnson. …

3/16/2015 12:00 AM
Jury still out on Netanyahu speech
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial appearance before a joint session of Congress, the question arose whether his forceful opposition to a possible nuclear agreement with Iran would scuttle the process. Negotiations are proceeding. Whether Mr. Netanyahu’s clumsy interference in U.S. foreign policy will have any effect is yet to be seen. …

3/15/2015 12:09 AM
Editing process slanted Seneca story
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
In my column on March 1, I said that I believed a Feb. 18 story, “Commissioners agree to build $8.5 million courthouse,” read as though it was written with a biased viewpoint and that the language used was too opinionated for a news story. …

3/15/2015 12:00 AM
Slay gerrymander to restore democracy

Some words make your eyes glaze over, no matter how important the ideas they convey. “Reapportionment” is one of them. So in Ohio, let’s call it by another name: political corruption. …

3/15/2015 12:00 AM
Human rights must begin in the womb
BY STEPHANIE RANADE KRIDER
Ohio opinion leaders are sounding off about the appalling fact that our state has the highest black infant mortality rate in the nation — a rate more than twice that for white babies. In Lucas County, African-American babies die at a higher rate than in some third-world countries. …

3/14/2015 12:00 AM
Strickland throws down the gauntlet
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is a candidate again. After he lost his gubernatorial re-election bid in a squeaker in 2010, he immersed himself in major issues as a policy wonk at a liberal think tank. …

3/13/2015 12:00 AM
'The end' of Michigan's film tax credits
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For a few years, Michigan seemed to be on the brink of a movie industry boom. Suddenly, it was not all that amazing to see stars such as Clint Eastwood on local streets. …

3/12/2015 12:00 AM
Fighting human trafficking: stronger law enforcement, victim protection
BY ROB PORTMAN
The U.S. Senate is poised to pass the most significant legislation to combat human trafficking in more than a decade …

3/9/2015 12:00 AM
April the cruelest month? Sorry, T.S.
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
T.S. Eliot considered April the cruelest month. I can only assume he wintered in the Caribbean. …




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