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Published 22 hours ago
‘Stupidity’ remark a sad commentary
Letters to the Editor
The great shining achievement of the liberal-progressive Democratic Party — the Affordable Care Act — remains highly unpopular (“‘Obama-care’ consultant’s comments spark furor,” Nov. 14). Economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the chief designers of Obama-care, credited “the stupidity of the American voter” for its passage. …

Published 22 hours ago
Pity the ‘pit bull’
Opinion
For decades, the “pit bull” has stood head and shoulders above other dogs as the most vilified of American pets. As a result, many Ohio communities, including several in the Toledo area, still have breed-specific ordinances that declare so-called “pit bulls” inherently more vicious. …

Published 22 hours ago
Never mind
Opinion
Of all the scandals that have been laid at the feet of the Obama Administration, none has been the subject of greater obsession than the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. With official treachery simply assumed, the word “Benghazi” has come to crystallize all that conservative critics think is wrong with the White House.…

Published 22 hours ago
Deferring deportation
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President Obama has made clear that he intends to keep his promise to fix America’s broken immigration system — with or without Congress’ help. …

11/24/2014 12:00 AM
An artful Chicago visit
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent weekend visit to Chicago to attend a conference reaffirmed my appreciation and admiration for the windy city on Lake Michigan. …

11/24/2014 12:00 AM
Video games, TV blameless for terrorism
Letters to the Editor
Roger Cohen takes the reader on a journey of the life and death of a captured prisoner in his Nov. 21 op-ed column, “The real horror of ISIS beheadings.” He blames video games and movies on the West’s response. …

11/24/2014 12:00 AM
New traditions
Opinion
The revival of Toledo’s holiday cheese wheel did more than bring 3,200 pounds of delicious cheddar to the city. It nourished a broader sense of community, one steeped in rich tradition, and reminded Toledoans that sometimes the past can become part of a brighter future. …

11/24/2014 12:00 AM
Front and center
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OHIO’S 23 community colleges will become increasingly important to the state’s economy and its ability to provide opportunity and living-wage jobs for workers. Given recent enrollment declines and the fiscal crisis at Owens Community College in Toledo, the state needs a strategy to ensure the long-term health of these institutions, which politicians too often still regard as second-…

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Race matters
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Opinion writing isn’t a bad way to get paid. It beats most of the other jobs I’ve had, including hauling trash, insulating attics, standing on an assembly line, or washing soiled hospital laundry. I’d rank it right up there with playing drums in a band, which I also did for two years. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Fix Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund with adequate resources
BY ZACH SCHILLER RESEARCH DIRECTOR OF POLICY MATTERS OHIO
Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is broke. It owes more than $1.3 billion to the federal government. We have been borrowing for more than five years, but now the issue is getting attention. …