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Will candidate's agenda prove costly?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — If traditional voting patterns hold, Republican Mike Bishop will be the next congressman from Michigan’s 8th U.S. House District, which extends west from suburban Detroit all the way to the state capital of Lansing. …

10/27/2014 12:00 AM
A wish to die at 75
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A Provocative article by Ezekiel Emanuel in the Atlantic magazine last month generated much interest and controversy. The article by Dr. Emanuel, the head of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of medical ethics and health policy, was titled: “Why I hope to die at 75.” …

10/27/2014 12:00 AM
Two visions destined to collide
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
One saw an America on the rise. The other saw an America in peril. …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Ebola hype
BY DAVID KUSHMA EDITOR OF THE BLADE
Reassuring news about Ebola? How can that be?

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Advertising, reporting separate
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Brian Sparks has been wondering about The Blade’s relationship with some of its advertisers. For example, he notes that “there was a lengthy article in the business section [Oct. 12, 2014] covering the White Family [auto] Dealerships.” …

10/26/2014 1:02 AM
Mother’s memories call us to act on heroin
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On Sunday, Oct. 5, Cheryl Lykowski sang happy birthday to her son, Christopher Joseph Pio, during a graveside memorial service at Toledo Memorial Park, where her son’s ashes were buried four days earlier. On that gray afternoon, Mr. Pio would have been 29. …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Football hero loved more for who he is than for what he's done
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — He played defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the 1970s, and led the National Football Conference in punt-return average his second year in Detroit. He was the Lions’ defensive coordinator three decades later and served as the team’s interim head coach in 2005. As recently as two years ago, he was the defensive coordinator for …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …