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

Published 15 hours ago
Why a tobacco heir isn’t fuming
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
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. …

Published 15 hours ago
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 …

Published 15 hours ago
Counting kids
Editorials
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
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
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
BY BENJAMIN G. DAVIS
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. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: NFL and domestic violence
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Clintons are all about the money
Letters to the Editor
Columnist Maureen Dowd exposed Chelsea Clinton and her money-grubbing parents (“Chelsea Clinton shows money-grabbing is all in the family,” op-ed column, July 18). …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Community leadership a must for transit
Letters to the Editor
Your July 8 editorial “Looking for a leader” was on target about the lack of leadership in Toledo to improve public transportation. It also was correct about the need to find a better way to fund the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, so it can grow and improve to meet a rising demand for travel. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Sorry for the Ted Nugent invitation
Letters to the Editor
After hearing from the Toledo branch of the NAACP and the Toledo Community Coalition, and reading letters to the editor in opposition to the Blade-sponsored appearance in Toledo of music star Ted Nugent, I decided to go online to find out more about this performer. …