Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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6/4/2015 12:00 AM
Prayer is important; UT coach applauded

In response to your May 27 article “Group asks UT to end pregame prayers”: Whatever happened to the constitutional rights of Christians? Most people believe in God and in prayer, so why is it that the minority now rules? …

6/4/2015 12:00 AM
Vague on violent speech

Anthony Elonis doesn’t sound like a guy you’d want to spend a lot of time with. After his wife left him, he posted violent comments about her on Facebook (“I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying ...”). He expanded his rhetorical targets to include former co-workers, local police, an FBI …

6/4/2015 12:00 AM
Old news

Ohio Department of Health officials announced recently that fatal heroin-related overdoses across the state increased by more than 40 percent in 2013. But the disturbing rise in Ohio’s heroin-related fatalities was old news by the time the state reported it. …

6/4/2015 12:00 AM
Freeloaders drive up health-care costs
Letters to the Editor
Your May 24 article “Expensive ER fees perplex, exasperate unknowing patients” noted that David Morlock, the chief executive officer of the University of Toledo Medical Center, said that overhead costs that hospitals incur have to be built into the prices of procedures and materials because hospitals cannot turn anyone away, even those who cannot pay. …

6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: The Less than Magical Mystery Tour

6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Past misconduct

Penn State had to repaint a mural. A law enforcement complex in South Carolina had to change its name. And what was once called the Nixon Freeway is now known as the Marina Freeway to California commuters. …

6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Hate speech

Pamela Geller is running out of places to run her anti-jihad ads. Now that New York has become the latest city to ban political ads on municipal mass transit, the author and activist is asking Washington to put a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on its city buses. …

6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Privacy and security

Civil liberties advocates cheered the expiration this week of key parts of the Patriot Act, the post-9/​11 law that gave the federal government unprecedented authority to collect Americans’ personal data. Congress has approved a new and better version of the mass surveillance program, but its work doesn’t end here. Lawmakers need to have a more rigorous debate about balancing …

6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Suddenly, mayor draws criticism
Letters to the Editor
Apparently Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson’s honeymoon with The Blade is officially over. You report in your May 28 story “Council slams brakes on rush for pro-union deal” that her proposed labor agreement was “controversial” and delayed by City Council, which demanded that she slow down. …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
The cost of labor

Many communities across the country use so-called project labor agreements for public construction projects. Such agreements allow unions to negotiate wages and terms for workers before they are hired, and require contractors to hire workers through union hiring halls and to follow union rules. …

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