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What would Thomas Edison do?
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
If Thomas Alva Edison had to rely on committees, commissions, and shifting political sensitivities, the light bulb might have stayed a theory. It might have been talked to death or shelved for lack of consensus. …

7/25/2014 12:00 AM
At 90, Detroit judge still learning
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Nearly everyone in Michigan’s legal community knows U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn. He is one of the most colorful, fascinating, and occasionally temperamental justices on the federal bench. He is brilliant and hard-working. He turned 90 last week. …

7/21/2014 12:00 AM
History on a Mediterranean cruise
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent cruise took me to famous cities on the Mediterranean Sea. I have been to some of these cities before, but visiting them by sea was different. An added attraction was the company of my friends Naveed and Rehana Ahmed of Toledo. …

7/20/2014 12:00 AM
Toledo's blight war is winnable
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Blade’s recent reporting on blight in Toledo — thousands of empty homes that have decayed beyond salvation, derelict commercial buildings, neglected lots turned into dump sites — is causing some longtime Toledoans to lament that their city has never looked worse. …

7/20/2014 12:00 AM
Spector of 1936 hovers over Cleveland
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Republicans have made a choice, and it’s the last easy one they will have for the next 23 months. They will hold their 2016 national political convention in Cleveland. …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Catholic Church protects its priests
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the worldwide scandal of pedophile priests tore a hole in the robes of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, hypocrisy was starkly exposed. The perception that the church cared more about its clerics and institutional preservation than the mortals it was meant to serve and save was reinforced. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Dems see hope in Mich. house race
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LIVONIA, Mich. — A lot of attention is paid to Michigan’s bizarrely gerrymandered 14th U.S. House District. It snakes through Detroit’s suburbs, from the Grosse Pointes to far-out Pontiac, in an effort to pack as many Democrats together as possible. …

7/17/2014 12:00 AM
For Ohio’s children, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation
BY BRIAN ROTHENBERG AND CASSANDRA MCKEE
The National School Lunch Program is one of the most successful ways we fight childhood hunger, in Ohio and throughout the United States. More than 600,000 Ohio children got free- or reduced-price lunches through the program during the 2013-14 school year. Across the country, 19.5 million students received healthy meals. …

7/14/2014 12:00 AM
Before U.S. returns to real sports ...
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Well, soccer’s World Cup is finally over. We have a champion. Does anybody care? I don’t. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Collins’ first 6 months offer good start
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The journalism business is driven — sometimes too much — by our attention to anniversaries. This year, we’re writing about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The time frame is often much shorter: We routinely feel compelled to …