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Published 17 hours ago
ISIS violence needs strong response
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The rise of militant Sunni Muslims in parts of Syria and Iraq has been in the making for more than 40 years. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has in the past six months consolidated its gains with the fall of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Its progress, however, has been slowed with recent aerial bombardment and …

Published 17 hours ago
ProMedica threatens green space
Letters to the Editor
I proposed the mid 1990s land swap that enabled the city of Toledo to acquire the riverfront site of the former Federal Building in exchange for the parcel at the north end of Civic Center Mall, the planned site of a new federal courthouse. I am appalled at recent news accounts that a portion of the riverfront land may become …

Published 17 hours ago
Ghost wings
Editorials
Today marks a sad 100-year anniversary, a postscript to a slaughter in the natural world that remains unparalleled in this nation’s history. …

Published 17 hours ago
Labor dishonored
Editorials
Today is Labor Day, set aside to honor the toil and skill of the American worker. More than a parade, more than a picnic, if there’s one thing many American workers want today, it’s a raise. …

Published 17 hours ago
Getting schooled on addiction
Editorials
Treatment, law enforcement, and prevention are all important as Ohio battles an opioid and heroin epidemic. On balance, however, stopping people from becoming addicted is the most effective of the three strategies; it helps ensure that the crisis won’t continue for generations. …

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Frogtown? More like Tortoisetown
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
Gloomy job climate, but hopeful forecast
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Labor Day is a celebration of the American worker. But this Labor Day, what do Ohio’s workers have to celebrate, other than getting tomorrow off? Not so much. …

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
One call for opiate help is what addicts need
BY MAHJABEEN ISLAM
Chasing an opiate high, hundreds of Americans die of overdoses every day. The despair I feel that we are not doing enough — urgently — to treat the opiate epidemic has become overwhelming. …

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
Voter activism can work; more needed
Letters to the Editor
The successful effort to block Gov. John Kasich’s attempt to shove Senate Bill 5 down the throats of working Ohioans is an example of the citizen activism needed to rein in extremism that targets the middle class (“Senate Bill 5 remains an emblem of Kasich’s extreme agenda,” op-ed column, Aug. 17). …

8/31/2014 12:00 AM
Common Core looks less attractive
Letters to the Editor
Ohio’s adoption of the Common Core educational standards will present a great deal of problems for Ohio’s schools, students, and taxpayers (“Stick with Common Core,” editorial, Aug. 24). As citizens, lawmakers, and teachers are learning more about Common Core, support for it is dropping rapidly. …