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7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Go big on immigration
Editorials
President Obama finally has declared his independence from a suffocating debate over immigration reform that Republicans in Congress had never seriously joined. After waiting too long for the obstructionists to move, Mr. Obama has freed himself to do what he can to fix the broken-down system. …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Looking for a leader
Editorials
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority isn’t running out of gas — yet. But it needs a steady, reliable, and sustainable funding source to meet this region’s increasing needs for mobility and economic growth. …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Big-money politics threatens our democracy
BY CATHERINE TURCER
AS AMERICANS celebrated the birth of our Republic last weekend, I reflected on the force that is most strongly pushing our representative democracy to the brink of extinction: the obscene amount of special-interest money pouring into our electoral process from a handful of multimillionaires and corporations. …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Raising gas tax hurts poor
Letters to the Editor
Increasing the gasoline tax is a quick political solution to raising money for road repair, but not thoughtful (“Road to ruin,” June 30). Raising the gas tax adversely affects the working poor, not the wealthy. …

7/7/2014 12:00 AM
Pakistan paying for fallout
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The Pakistani army’s aerial attacks against Taliban hideouts in tribal areas are showing results. There are confusion and disarray in their ranks. Some important players in the Taliban movement have been killed. …

7/7/2014 12:00 AM
City pride would curb blight crisis
Letters to the Editor
Thanks to The Blade for giving Toledo’s blight the attention that is needed and long overdue (“A call to fight blight,” editorial, June 27). City residents deserve a solution. …

7/7/2014 12:00 AM
The drones are coming
Editorials
On the night of June 26, Pittsburgh Pirates fans saw something flying above the field: not a baseball, but a drone. …

7/7/2014 12:00 AM
General retreat
Editorials
The public pummeling of General Motors Co. continues: Last week, the Detroit automaker recalled more vehicles and announced compensation packages for people who were injured or died as a result of faulty GM ignition switches. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Deputies join the fight against opioids
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
State and local police continue to make record drug seizures, but fatal overdoses continue to soar. Reducing the demand for drugs is the only real way out, and that requires a new way of doing business, even for law enforcement. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio leads U.S. fighting opioid abuse
BY DON TEATER
Few other states’ elected officials are doing as much as Ohio’s to stem abuse of, and overdoses from, opioid prescription painkillers. …