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Kirk: The enemy of the enemy is my friend...sometimes.
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

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U.S. must study roots of terror
Letters to the Editor
As we prepare to accelerate our military involvement in the Middle East, we need to stop and take a deep breath (“Defeating ISIS militants may take years, U.S. says,” Sept. 9). …

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After the escape
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The temporary escape last week of three inmates — including a lifer who murdered three students at a Cleveland area high school in 2012 — from a minimum/​medium-security prison in Lima, Ohio, has generated predictable complaints about understaffing from the union that represents prison employees. The breakout also suggests larger issues of security that state prison officials must review …

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China’s human rights abuses
WASHINGTON POST
They kept him in a cell so small he could walk barely two steps in any direction. There was no sunlight, no ventilation — just one five-watt bulb, burning dimly 24 hours a day. …

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Futility theater
Editorials
This is what Republicans and Democrats do in Congress when they come back from summer vacation in the run-up to midterm elections: They indulge in political theater. …

9/17/2014 12:27 AM

BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/17/2014 12:00 AM
Drug fight inspiring, but needs aid
Letters to the Editor
Your Sept. 11 editorial “Communitywide responders” about the heroin and opoid epidemic in Ohio and locally was inspiring. Kudos to Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp and Prosecutor Julia Bates for taking the lead in addressing this problem. …

9/17/2014 12:00 AM
Sluggish fight against Ebola
Editorials
Efforts by the United States, other nations, and international organizations to curb the widening epidemic of Ebola in West Africa are falling short — too little help arriving too late. …

9/17/2014 12:00 AM
Test for cause
Editorials

9/16/2014 12:00 AM
Behavior, not breed
Editorials
Two years ago, Ohio became the last state to repeal its law classifying dogs designated as “pit bulls” as inherently vicious. Yet even after that law took effect, Fulton County mandated that the county dog pound would not make pit bulls available for public adoption. Animal advocates are properly calling for an end to that outmoded policy. …