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Updated 7 hours ago
Advertising health-care rates is refreshing
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
In a refreshing move, the Toledo Clinic, a 175-physician group took out a recent full-page advertisement in The Blade that compared laboratory and radiology rates it charges with those charged by ProMedica and Mercy Health Partners, the two main players in the Toledo health-care market. There is a gross inequality in charges between the Toledo Clinic and …

Published 14 hours ago
Only Congress can act on immigrants

Your Feb. 24 editorial “Immigration setback,” which harangues a court for interfering with President Obama’s executive order, is misguided. Many constitutional scholars believe he overstepped executive privilege by issuing such an order. …

Published 14 hours ago
Reform sentencing laws

Few political issues draw support from sponsors as diverse as the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, and the libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch. But a growing movement that is calling on Congress to reform the nation’s Draconian prison sentencing laws is attracting an unlikely coalition of these and other groups from across the political spectrum. …

Published 14 hours ago
No rubber stamp

Toledo City Council members, as soon as Tuesday, will fill two critical vacancies on the legislative body. Council members must make their choices in the interest of all of their constituents, rather than respond to the dictates of political and union bosses. If they don’t, their allegiances will be clear to voters in an election year. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio should focus on tax fairness
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich calls it “really simple stuff.” It’s just “common sense,” he says. It’s the obvious solution to prevent “a severe drag on economic growth” in Ohio, he insists. …

3/1/2015 2:28 AM
Kirk: Middle-class
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3/1/2015 1:39 AM
More info would have bolstered column
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
My voice mail was nearly full the day after the Keith Burris column, “Woodville: Worst little town in Ohio?” was in The Blade on Feb. 15. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Divestment from Israeli occupation a topic
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
Late last month, the University of Toledo hosted a debate that’s occurring with growing frequency on American college campuses. For two hours, UT student senators discussed — and ultimately rejected — a resolution backed by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine that would have called on the university to divest from businesses linked to Israel’s occupation of …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
What does PARCC say that teachers don’t know?

Students from all over Ohio have taken the mandated Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career — often called PARCC — achievement tests (“Toledo students begin online exams; State law allows parents to opt out,” Feb. 18). Year after year, we continue to put our schoolchildren and their teachers under the microscope in the hope of …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Safety must be the top priority for pipelines

The people in charge of the Nexus and Rover natural-gas pipelines do not care about the safety of the people of the Toledo area, the protection of Oak Openings, or the health of the Maumee River. They care about their own economic benefit, and will try to assure us there are no dangers and we will benefit economically. …




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