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Michigan’s U.P. finds common ground with Detroit
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
IRONWOOD, Mich. — Whatever your politics, same-sex marriage is now fully legal everywhere in America, and will stay that way. Most Americans support same-sex marriage, but a lot of others — such as people in Ironwood in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — don’t care much. …

7/1/2015 12:00 AM
Sanders shapes Clinton's campaign
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Here are the elements of a presidential candidacy bound to go nowhere: 1960s radical leftist. Lived on a kibbutz. Moved to Vermont in the tumult of 1968. Became a carpenter. Ran for governor twice and for U.S. Senate twice as a candidate of the socialist Liberty Union Party. Jewish — not an advantage in Iowa, New Hampshire, or South …

6/29/2015 12:00 AM
Tale of two cities draws interest
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Evidently Lindsay Smith’s passion for establishing a sister-city link between his hometown of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and his adopted hometown of Toledo has quickly gained traction, especially in the land Down Under. …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
It’s past time to stow Confederate flag
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
I lived and worked for nearly seven years in Memphis, which is about as deep in the Deep South as you can get. After growing up on the East Coast and spending most of my career in the Midwest, I found running the opinion pages of the Memphis region’s dominant newspaper an illuminating experience — generally pleasant and rewarding, but …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
White America not off the hook
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Let’s be clear: The massacre nearly two weeks ago of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church was an act of domestic and racial terrorism. The alleged killer, a baby-faced blond by the name of Dylann Roof, belonged to a Protestant Christian church, but somehow morphed into a violent white supremacist wrapped in the Confederate flag. …

6/27/2015 12:00 AM
Finally
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of same-sex marriage, religious or Biblical beliefs had nothing to do with it. Equal application of the law, as established in the Constitution, was what the high court debated before ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
It's still hard to vote in Michigan
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — If you ask politicians in Michigan’s government about voting, they will tell you it is a right and a sacred duty. They will say that they want everyone to vote, in every election. …

6/25/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s fire department must heal, evolve
BY LUIS SANTIAGO
For the past several weeks, I have endured repeated, venomous attacks. The accusations against me are serious, but they have no basis in fact. In response, I have tried to take the high road in the best interests of the city of Toledo and its fire department. …

6/23/2015 12:00 AM
1960s are seen as an era of liberalism
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SAN FRANCISCO — In the summer of 1965, Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” and Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” were released, the Beatles’ film Help! played in theaters, the Medicare and Medicare act and the voting rights bill were signed into law, the Vietnam war was escalated, and the Watts riot occurred. …

6/22/2015 12:00 AM
Myanmar’s minority
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar has intensified. The Buddhist majority in the country, formerly called Burma, has made life unbearable for ethnic and religious minorities. …




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