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4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Crimea could lead to wider conflict
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
The anti-U.S. hysteria in Russia is so rampant in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s military annexation of Crimea that some journalists-turned-propagandists can’t stop using Kremlin-coined cliches once they come home after a busy shift of mudslinging. …

4/5/2014 12:00 AM
Engaging in social media isolates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The term “social media” is a misnomer. There is nothing inherently social about tapping into cyberspace. …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Like father, like son
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Phil Cavanagh was a newborn when his father faced his first election: the 1961 primary for mayor of Detroit. His dad, a little-known young lawyer, finished a poor second. The incumbent was seen as invincible. …

3/31/2014 12:00 AM
Of science and faith
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
There were two intriguing and fascinating lectures this month at the University of Toledo. Held separately on two different days and venues, they touched upon science and religion. …

3/30/2014 1:05 AM
Reading program helps youth
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
They are some of Toledo’s most influential young and professional African-American men — among them a bank executive, a Bowling Green State University administrator, and a public library facilities employee — who quietly disappear from their demanding jobs for at least an hour a week. …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
Readers criticize religion story
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
I received several angry calls on March 8 from readers upset about that day’s religion pages. TK Barger, The Blade’s religion editor, had written a feature about a children’s summer camp. …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
Lessons for Obamacare’s next round
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
An historic deadline beckons Monday. Most Americans without health insurance must have started to apply for coverage by that deadline or face a financial penalty. It’s the first time that health insurance has been extended to virtually all Americans, and it marks a landmark in American cultural and economic history. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Constitutional ban discriminates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Second class. Less than. Beneath consideration. Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage discriminates. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Long on ideas, short on funds
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Mark Totten didn’t think much about politics in the 1980s, when he was growing up in this classic Midwestern town, halfway between Detroit and Chicago. …

3/24/2014 12:00 AM
‘Blazing Saddles’ still relevant
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Racial bigotry. Age discrimination. Cruelty to animals. Sexual exploitation. Crude personal habits. Foul language. Homophobia. Religious intolerance. Limitless greed. …