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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? …

8/18/2014 12:00 AM
20 years of rewarding memories
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
With this column, I reach the 500 mark. I have, since 1994, appeared in this space 500 times. This column has helped me understand the world around me and in the process has provided a vehicle for self-discovery. …

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
What will it take to save Lake Erie?
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Two weekends ago, a half-million people in metropolitan Toledo awoke to learn that their drinking water was poisoned. …

8/16/2014 12:00 AM
FitzGerald's undoing is his fault
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Gordon Lightfoot sang in his hit song that the “gales of November” doomed the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald. …

8/16/2014 12:00 AM
Let Obama come to Berlin
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
BERLIN — For more than a half-century, this was a capital in moral isolation — and the capital of moral isolation. …

8/15/2014 12:00 AM
Snyder's image takes a hit
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder hasn’t presided over what most people would call a scandal-ridden administration. Not, certainly, by City of Detroit or Wayne County, Michigan, standards. …