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7/20/2014 12:00 AM
Gender-specific politics
Editorials
The term “war on women” causes some Ohioans to scoff at the notion that female rights are under attack in this state. Nomenclature aside, significant issues that affect women must not be ignored in this year’s election campaigns. …

7/20/2014 12:00 AM
Catholic group disappointed
Letters to the Editor
We are disappointed that The Blade hired Mr. Nugent as an entertainer for this year’s Rib-Off. We stand in solidarity with the NAACP, the Toledo Community Coalition, and the Greater Toledo & NW Ohio Compassionate Community in opposition to this action. …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Putin can stop this
NEW YORK TIMES
Growing casualties on the ground, a major escalation of American sanctions against Russia, a military plane shot down, and now the appalling destruction of a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people on board, hit by a surface-to-air missile. The Ukrainian conflict has gone on far too long, and it has become far too dangerous. …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
The real IRS scandal
Editorials
Even as the Internal Revenue Service’s duties have grown in recent years, the agency has had to do more with less. In real dollars, the IRS budget has declined by 14 percent since 2010, while its staff has shrunk by 11 percent. …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Dredge fund
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The pernicious practice of dumping massive amounts of silt dredged from Toledo’s shipping channel into Maumee Bay has been a big contributor to the plague of toxic algae in western Lake Erie. So it’s encouraging that local, state, and federal officials are exploring other options for disposing of the dredged sediment — provided, of course, that these methods prove safe …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Developer a victim of economy
Letters to the Editor
It is an understatement to say that developer Larry Dillin is a visionary (“Ex-developer proud of Perrysburg jewel; Dillin works to sort out his tangled finances in Texas as he keeps tabs on Levis Commons,” June 29). …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Catholic Church protects its priests
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the worldwide scandal of pedophile priests tore a hole in the robes of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, hypocrisy was starkly exposed. The perception that the church cared more about its clerics and institutional preservation than the mortals it was meant to serve and save was reinforced. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Dems see hope in Mich. house race
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LIVONIA, Mich. — A lot of attention is paid to Michigan’s bizarrely gerrymandered 14th U.S. House District. It snakes through Detroit’s suburbs, from the Grosse Pointes to far-out Pontiac, in an effort to pack as many Democrats together as possible. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Give Iran more time
WASHINGTON POST
The public outlining by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of his government’s negotiating position in the talks on its nuclear program is a tip-off that Tehran isn’t aiming to conclude a deal by Sunday’s deadline. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Raise the gas tax
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The federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay for road, bridge, and mass-transit construction in Ohio and across the country, is set to run out of money next month. Should that happen, federal transportation aid to states would instantly drop by more than one-fourth. Projects that employ 700,000 workers, at the peak of the construction season, would …