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Even the outrageous Ted Nugent has right to free speech
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Alan Goldsmith, a reader from Ann Arbor, doesn’t mince words: “Does The Toledo Blade think paying for and supporting a racist, draft-dodging pedophile was a smart decision and one a Great American Newspaper should be proud of?” …

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Kirk: Anthony Wayne Trail
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

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Hungary’s tilt
Opinion
Hungary's election this month renewed the power and improved the electoral position of two right-wing parties. That harkens back to a dismal moment of the country’s political past. …

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Pitiful pay
Opinion
President Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing legislation designed to narrow the pay gap, based on discrimination, between the nation’s male and female workers. But the Paycheck Fairness Act was dead on arrival — even before arrival — in the Senate, where minority Republicans promptly blocked debate on the bill. …

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Where’s love for libraries?
Opinion
Ohioans love public libraries, and taxpayers regularly show that love with public dollars. Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers now have an opportunity to show their support — real, not rhetorical — for libraries. As they seek re-election, they shouldn’t miss that chance. …

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U.S. has a history of invading others
Letters to the Editor
As I have followed news of the situation in Crimea and the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, I am struck by the moral outrage of officials in the White House and Congress, and among talking heads in the media (“Talks on Ukraine,” editorial, April 6). Crimea has great strategic interest to Russia because of its natural resources and …

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Charter school accountability is a must
Letters to the Editor
As you pointed out in your April 14 editorial “Charter members,” the lack of transparency and accountability of Ohio’s public charter schools is a problem that can no longer be ignored. …

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Putting a face on opioid addiction
Letters to the Editor
Jeff Gerritt, The Blade’s deputy editorial page editor, put a face on our awful addiction crisis, which does not discriminate among its victims (“Heroin epidemic younger, whiter, but addiction horrors unchanged,” commentary, April 13). …

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Make Common Core better in Ohio; don’t scrap it
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ohio is one of the 44 states whose public schools are basing their teaching on the educational standards called Common Core. But as the resistance — more political than pedagogical — to Common Core continues to heat up, so does the pressure on state officials to dump the national standards. …

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These races are weather vanes for 2016
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
It happens every four years: The political party on the defensive tries to portray races in off-year elections as individual ones without a unifying theme. …