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5/30/2016 12:00 AM
For best view, take road less traveled
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I wish I had come to appreciate the wisdom of the old expression, “off the beaten path,” a little sooner in life. For me, when traveling, the beaten path had always been the interstate highway system. …

Updated 21 hours ago
Quiet paths of service
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Every year on Memorial Day, when I was a child, my mother took me to the cemetery in our little Ohio town and we would enact a ritual: place a flag, tidy up the plot, scrub the stone, and plant new flowers. …

5/29/2016 12:00 AM
Fall election will have little ideological content
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
This will be the most contentious, most bitter, most polarizing, and most unappealing race for president since James G. Blaine and Grover Cleveland competed in 1884. But it may be the least ideological presidential campaign since 1820, when the Federalists put forward a vice presidential candidate but couldn’t even find a presidential nominee. …

5/28/2016 12:00 AM
Don’t stifle voices of dissent on climate
BY RICHARD OSBORNE
Full disclosure: I am a relic. I am a retired journalist who was brought up in the business at a time when we viewed journalism as a public-service profession. We were the Fourth Estate, the men and women charged with the responsibility to keep our political leaders in check by monitoring and scrutinizing their activities with no agenda other than the pursuit of …

5/28/2016 12:00 AM
Ohio electronic schools get a pass
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Republican leaders running Ohio, from Gov. John Kasich on down, deny that a quid pro quo exists between generous campaign contributors and policymaking in the state. But evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. …

5/27/2016 12:00 AM
Michigan’s children continue to fall behind
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — To begin with a personal anecdote: believe it or not, this columnist’s mother was distressed in the mid-1950s when his father took a new job and moved out of Detroit. …

5/25/2016 12:00 AM
Whatever became of punishment?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Bradley Buck pleaded guilty April 26 to four robberies: holding up a Family Video on Dorr Street on March 1; robbing an establishment called Pleasure 365, on Airport Highway, March 3; sticking up the Midtown Food Mart III, on Hill Avenue, on March 6; and robbing Stop & Shop, on Dorr, March 14. …

5/23/2016 12:00 AM
Humble pie can be best training for doctors
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Every Wednesday morning, precisely at 7, a group of surgeons, surgeons-in-training, and medical students gather in one of the classrooms on the Health Science Campus of the University of Toledo to indulge in a century-old exercise. For an hour, the group discusses the mistakes of omission and commission in surgical cases from the past week. In medical …

5/22/2016 12:00 AM
The audacity of modesty
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
No matter which way you are leaning in this election, it’s a dreary affair — the civic equivalent of a gray rainy day, with just enough cold air and wind to chill the bones. …

5/22/2016 12:00 AM
Election could realign our parties
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
For months the American election was about personal advantage. Could insults drive political rivals out of the race? Were two famous families who first tangled in 1992 destined to fight again in the latest incarnation of the Hatfields (the Bushes) and the McCoys (the Clintons)? Was the support of the establishment enough to prevail in both parties? …




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