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Don't forget to thank Daniel Webster today
BY DAVID M. SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
In a nation with fewer and fewer shared experiences, one remains resilient, rich, and redolent of memory. Thanksgiving is our most beloved American holiday, and its story — about grace and gratitude, played out on a wilderness tableau of brotherhood — is a venerated part of our national narrative. …

11/24/2014 12:00 AM
An artful Chicago visit
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent weekend visit to Chicago to attend a conference reaffirmed my appreciation and admiration for the windy city on Lake Michigan. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Race matters
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Opinion writing isn’t a bad way to get paid. It beats most of the other jobs I’ve had, including hauling trash, insulating attics, standing on an assembly line, or washing soiled hospital laundry. I’d rank it right up there with playing drums in a band, which I also did for two years. …

11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio Democrats on the sidelines
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
One-party rule in Ohio means one party can make or break the rules. Unless you’re in the party that rules the state, you’re on the sidelines. …

11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Redoing Electoral College isn't easy
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Michigan Republicans aren’t happy with the fact Democrats seem to have a hammerlock on the state’s electoral votes in presidential elections. …

11/20/2014 12:29 AM
A case with real-life consequences
BY DENNIS BOVA BLADE OPINION COPY EDITOR
The summons to jury duty — an important duty of citizenship — always comes at the wrong time. I was summoned twice while my wife was expecting. I feared that she would go into labor while I was in the jury box and I would have to dash from the courtroom. But I was not picked to serve in either …

11/18/2014 12:00 AM
GOP trio on 2016 horizon
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
LEBANON, N.H. — Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party — amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders — a faint moderate heartbeat? …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Fruit of Claudius’ labor soured Augustus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
The story is told of an agronomical miracle in ancient Rome, and after much research, we are able to share it with you today. Many of the details had been lost to the ages, but with due diligence and author’s license, we have managed to put a little meat back on the bones. …

11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio making progress on LGBT equality
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Just as the election of an African-American president has not brought us into a post-racial era — far from it — the rapidly growing number of states (not including Ohio) where same-sex marriage is now legal shouldn’t cause us to think that gay Americans have achieved equality, or anything close to it. …

11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Editors must consider space, time
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
The New York Times has a motto printed at the top of the front page every day: “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” …