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5/2/2016 12:00 AM
Obit writer’s craft is very much about life
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Newspaper journalism has been described as the first draft of history. For the people Mark Zaborney writes about, the obituary pages are the last draft. …

5/1/2016 12:00 AM
Gerken vs. Bell: This could get loud
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
In a city in which politics is not very competitive, the Pete Gerken-Mike Bell race for commissioner could — could — be fun. …

5/1/2016 12:00 AM
Ohio should give prisoners the vote
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe just took his state off the worst-offender list for restricting voting rights. Giving most ex-prisoners the right to vote  was a righteous move, regardless of why he did it, but he didn’t go far enough. Neither does Ohio, which, unlike Virginia, gives ex-prisoners the right to vote even while they are on community …

4/30/2016 12:00 AM
Riding along with courage
BY JOSEPH H. ZERBEY
The firefighter rushed into a house engulfed in flames.  …

4/30/2016 12:00 AM
The harrowing effects of heroin usage
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It’s the “why” I don’t get. Why do people start using drugs known to be highly addictive and frequently lethal? …

4/29/2016 12:00 AM
Making a difference for youth of Detroit
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Rae Harris was like a lot of young Detroiters three years ago; she wanted to make a difference; she wanted to make something of herself and help her city — and had no idea how to do any of that. She’d moved to Indiana for a while, then moved back home, only to lose everything in an apartment fire. …

4/28/2016 12:00 AM
Our choices narrow
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Do we need a third party in this country?

4/25/2016 12:00 AM
Is there any science to speed-reading?
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Recently a New York Times article by Jeffrey Zacks and Rebecca Treiman, both are professors of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, debunked an old myth that we can learn to speed read. The implications of that myth of speed-reading are huge. Just imagine reading with comprehension a tome, say War and Peace, in less …

4/24/2016 12:00 AM
Behind fishy numbers on home sales
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Steven Tester wrote to me to say he is annoyed with the listing of real estate transfers in The Blade. “Why, every week now, are there more and more of these transfers not listing the actual dollar amount of the sale in The Blade?” …

4/23/2016 12:00 AM
Kasich’s pipe dream of a campaign
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Maybe his family and friends are too polite to say it to his face. Maybe those who work for Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign are too afraid to provoke his trademark testiness. …




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