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8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Voting by mail

Oregon consistently has the highest voter turnout rate of any state. Its elections cost taxpayers millions of dollars less than they used to. The reason is simple: Oregon has had voting by mail since 1998. Michigan should consider a similar system. …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
OC profiting despite its history
Letters to the Editor
Your July 23 headline “Owens Corning’s profits soar 333%” should’ve read: “Owens Corning profits soar on the backs of asbestos victims.” After hiding behind Chapter 11 and paying executives golden salaries, Owens Corning has been saved to sponsor another golf tournament for another day. …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
Keep the ‘Cadillac tax’

The Affordable Care Act has helped 20 million Americans gain access to health care, while controlling the growth of medical costs. Yet its opponents in Congress have unsuccessfully voted dozens of times to repeal the law, and others have tried to dismantle it by bringing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, because of their ideological and partisan vendetta against …

8/4/2015 12:00 AM
GOP has a Donald Trump problem
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Republicans have a Donald Trump problem, and it is worse than they think. …

8/3/2015 12:00 AM
Open to debate

OHIO is likely to have a seriously contested Democratic primary for U.S. Senate next year, despite the efforts of state party leaders and their endorsed candidate, former Gov. Ted Strickland, to ignore or obstruct the credible campaign of Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. Rather than working to squelch this competition, the party should embrace the opportunities it offers …

8/3/2015 12:00 AM
Israel worries unnecessarily over Iran deal
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Now that the nuclear deal with Iran has been negotiated, Congress is determined to scuttle the agreement. Sometimes Congress acts as if it is an extension of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. …

8/3/2015 12:00 AM
Works of art shouldn’t spur hatred
Letters to the Editor
In response to your July 26 story “Monumental Confederate controversy; Georgia between rock, hard place with carving; Calls rise to remove tribute from mountain”: In 2001, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar ordered an edict against un-Islamic graven images. As a result, the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan —1,500 years of antiquity and an international …

8/3/2015 12:00 AM
Animal behavior

WALTER Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe last month, has ruined his reputation and closed his practice. He should lose something else: his freedom. …

8/2/2015 12:00 AM
ProMedica has medical, moral duty
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE COLUMNIST
ProMedica can keep the only abortion provider in Toledo open, without expending any money, labor, or extra effort. But for reasons that have more to do with political expediency than women’s health-care needs, the region’s largest hospital system is refusing. …

8/2/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: ResponsibleOhio
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST




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