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6/30/2015 12:00 AM
Apple polishing

In a clash between a best-selling musician and a multibillion-dollar conglomerate, it’s hard to know whom to root for. But singer Taylor Swift got it right when she called on Apple to provide adequate compensation to performers whose work will appear on the company’s new streaming music service. …

6/30/2015 12:00 AM
Bad state budget
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Gov. John Kasich is set to sign the new two-year state budget tonight. As before, the Republican-controlled General Assembly has crammed the massive, 4,000-page budget bill full of all sorts of bad things that have nothing to do with taxing or spending, and that deserve — but probably won’t get — the Republican governor’s line-item …

6/29/2015 12:00 AM
Tale of two cities draws interest
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Evidently Lindsay Smith’s passion for establishing a sister-city link between his hometown of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and his adopted hometown of Toledo has quickly gained traction, especially in the land Down Under. …

6/29/2015 12:00 AM
Pope Francis: polarizing his detractors
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Remember when people that we didn’t care much for, were “Commies?” Thirty years ago, Pope Francis would have been called a Commie. Now, the fashionable insult is “Liberal.” And yes, Francis is one of them — and, what’s more he’s a Modernist. …

6/29/2015 12:00 AM
Don't delay charter reform

Before Ohio lawmakers leave Columbus for their summer recess, they should do something useful and pass legislation to reform the state’s charter schools. …

6/29/2015 12:00 AM
We are one race: the human race
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6/29/2015 12:00 AM
Putin's aggression
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The United States will enhance its military presence in the Baltic states to deter Russian aggression in the region, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says. The Pentagon plans to send hundreds of American tanks, other weapons, and military personnel to aid a new North Atlantic Treaty Organization rapid-response force designed to be capable of responding to a Russian military …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
It’s past time to stow Confederate flag
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
I lived and worked for nearly seven years in Memphis, which is about as deep in the Deep South as you can get. After growing up on the East Coast and spending most of my career in the Midwest, I found running the opinion pages of the Memphis region’s dominant newspaper an illuminating experience — generally pleasant and rewarding, but …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
White America not off the hook
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Let’s be clear: The massacre nearly two weeks ago of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church was an act of domestic and racial terrorism. The alleged killer, a baby-faced blond by the name of Dylann Roof, belonged to a Protestant Christian church, but somehow morphed into a violent white supremacist wrapped in the Confederate flag. …

6/28/2015 12:00 AM
Pro-union law in Toledo would hike cost of public construction projects
BY GREG R. LAWSON
Toledo’s City Council is debating a controversial — and misguided — pro-union ordinance supported by Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson that would significantly impair the bidding process for city construction projects. Toledo taxpayers need to pay attention. …




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