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11/30/2014 12:00 AM
Jail policy over politics
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Last month, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins changed the way the city charges criminal suspects — a decision that is shifting millions of dollars in costs of incarcerating suspects from the city to Lucas County. County commissioners claim that the city’s new policy threatens their shovel-ready plan to replace the dangerously obsolete county jail. …

11/29/2014 12:00 AM
A vote for the 2014 Turkey of the Year
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is my distinct, if not sincere, pleasure to bring you the 2014 Turkey of the Year. …

11/29/2014 12:00 AM
GOP lives in fear of fanatic base
Letters to the Editor
I’m glad President Obama has stopped waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration reform (“Obama’s executive action: 5M protected under plan for immigration; Deport ‘felons, not families’,” Nov. 21). …

11/29/2014 12:00 AM
Keep talking to Iran
Opinion
The decision this week to extend the deadline on negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program was preferable to letting them expire. The talks can now continue through next June. …

11/29/2014 12:00 AM
Maintain traffic cameras
Opinion
A bill moving toward passage in the General Assembly’s lame-duck session would essentially ban the use of red-light and speed-enforcement cameras in Ohio unless a police officer is present. The measure would place unrealistic economic constraints on local governments that use the devices to promote traffic safety, and should not become law. …

11/29/2014 12:00 AM
Threats to affordable care
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Given all of the legal challenges that have been brought against Obamacare, you’d think the Affordable Care Act posed an imminent threat to Americans’ well-being. Surely, lawmakers and courts wouldn’t waste time on frivolous litigation while the nation faces so many urgent problems. …

11/28/2014 12:00 AM
Wait till next time
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Almost from the moment he was elected chairman of Michigan’s Democratic Party last year, Lon Johnson had a one-word formula for success in this year’s election: turnout. …

11/28/2014 12:00 AM
Obama must stay clear of Scripture
Letters to the Editor
If President Obama is going to justify his actions based on Scripture, he should be consistent and not pick and choose only what supports his actions (“Obama seeks support for immigration action; Critics file lawsuits; some backers vent disappointment,” Nov. 22). …

11/28/2014 12:00 AM
Cosby rerun
Opinion
For decades, it now appears, Bill Cosby lived a double life, almost in plain sight. Unlike his comic peers Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and George Carlin, Mr. Cosby prided himself on eschewing foul language on stage and steering clear of angry sentiments in his comedy. …

11/28/2014 12:00 AM
Freedom to discriminate
Opinion
In the past few years, the social and cultural landscape has changed dramatically around same-sex relationships. Parents such as U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) have acknowledged that the children they love are gay — and insist they deserve to be accepted for who they are and to have the same chance for personal happiness as everyone else.…