Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Updated 25 minutes ago
Band behaving badly
OHIO State University had no choice but to fire the director of its celebrated marching band because of his failure to address the sexualized shenanigans of many of its musicians. OSU evidently needs to exert greater institutional control of the program. …

Published 58 minutes ago
In Ohio, clean energy is a sound investment
RENEWABLE-energy policies help businesses and investors save money, create jobs, and reduce carbon pollution. The recent move by Ohio politicians to freeze the state’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards shows they are not thinking ahead. We need to support policies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan, which helps us invest in a …

Published 58 minutes ago
Wanted: Plan Honduras
It is increasingly fashionable among both political parties to imagine that the United States can retreat or retire from global responsibilities, with few consequences for itself. Nothing demonstrates the folly of such thinking better than the desperate crowd of Central American kids at the southern U.S. border. …

Published 58 minutes ago
President again shifts blame
Letters to the Editor
President Obama says he has a pen and a phone, and will use them when Congress will not do what he wants (“Immigration no-brainer: Obama must close a legal loophole,” op-ed column, July 15). …

Updated 11 hours ago
Yes on Mich. Proposal 1
Editor‘‍s note: This version of the editorial corrects the proposal name to Proposal 1. …

7/28/2014 12:00 AM
Why a tobacco heir isn’t fuming
You might assume that Patrick Reynolds is furious these days. R.J. Reynolds was his grandfather, and the giant tobacco company he founded just got socked with a $23.6 billion judgment by a Florida jury that was determined to send a strong message about the evils perpetrated by the cigarette industry. …

7/28/2014 12:00 AM
Nugent won’t make city better
Letters to the Editor
At the same time that the Toledo Community Coalition is making positive efforts to address diversity and racial equity with The Blade’s support, The Blade has moved in the opposite direction. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Inc., which supports the coalition, is disappointed in The Blade’s decision to invite and contract with Ted Nugent to perform at the Northwest Ohio …

7/28/2014 12:00 AM
Counting kids
You haven’t heard that much about children’s issues in this year’s campaigns for statewide offices and Congress in Ohio and Michigan. The flippant explanation is that children don’t vote or make campaign contributions. But even if too many elected officials allow such cynical calculations to guide their behavior, voters can’t afford to. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Energy mess must be cleaned up
Is there anything hopeful to say about the lousy new law that is freezing Ohio’s clean-energy mandates? Only that it could have been even worse — and that Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly still have a chance to start to reverse the damage they’ve done. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Workers’ consciences deserve protection
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month in the Hobby Lobby case is bringing battles over religious beliefs to nearly all American workplaces. No worker should have to go along with an employer’s beliefs, however sincere, to get along in his or her job. …