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ISIS violence needs strong response
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The rise of militant Sunni Muslims in parts of Syria and Iraq has been in the making for more than 40 years. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has in the past six months consolidated its gains with the fall of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Its progress, however, has been slowed with recent aerial bombardment and …

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
Gloomy job climate, but hopeful forecast
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Labor Day is a celebration of the American worker. But this Labor Day, what do Ohio’s workers have to celebrate, other than getting tomorrow off? Not so much. …

8/30/2014 12:00 AM
A time to forget what’s not in your wallet
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
What’s in your wallet? The credit card company that asks the question in the TV commercial is interested in what plastic you’re carrying. …

8/29/2014 12:00 AM
Clinton has clear, perilous course
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The National Football League preseason is about over. The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left — for every candidate but Hillary Clinton. …

8/29/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. GOP, Democrats set fall lineups
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Finally, the lineups are set. Michigan’s two major political parties held their conventions last weekend. …

8/25/2014 12:00 AM
Coping with homefront battle scars
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Sometimes all we know of war half a world away is what the commanders choose to tell us. We hear of casualties and body counts. Television news videos show us exploding bombs and billowing clouds of smoke in the distance. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Pay attention to what Collins said
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
D. Michael Collins’ comparison of this month’s water emergency in Toledo to the 9/​11 tragedy has brought the online trolls and talk-radio gasbags to full sneer. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Newspapers do not run perfectly
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
News flash: The people who run The Blade are human. Not just the reporters and editors, but those who print the papers, load them in the truck, deliver it to your doorstep. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Common Core debate hijacked
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
State Rep. Andy Thompson (R., Marietta) floated a bill that would repeal Common Core in Ohio, prohibit the state Board of Education from using assessments based on the standards, and outlaw data collection on students except for limited administrative purposes. The bill stalled. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. — What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure? …