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Portman cites record to keep Senate job
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The 2016 U.S. Senate race in Ohio may not be on your radar, but it is most definitely on the political screen of Repubican and Democratic party leaders. …

Published 8 hours ago
Abortion showdown
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Once the dust settles on the Ohio House’s disgraceful anti-abortion grandstanding this week, the debacle may even emerge as a moment of triumph for advocates of reproductive rights. …

Published 8 hours ago
For the record

When he ran for president in 2008, Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Yet Mr. Obama’s government has set a record for censoring or denying access to federal information. …

Published 8 hours ago
Tax troubles
Editorials
Toledo City Council members failed to vet businessman Scott Ramsey adequately before they named him this month to fill a vacant council seat. They will need to do better, fuller research when they name a council successor next month to the late Jack Ford. …

Published 8 hours ago
GOP’s actions hurt lower class
Letters to the Editor
Dana Milbank’s March 21 op-ed column, “House GOP’s fiscal sleight of hand,” was spot on. Too many lawmakers in Congress care little for those who elected them. Everything the GOP is proposing weakens the government by taking from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich. …

3/27/2015 12:00 AM
Politics trumps problem-solving
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Ever wonder why so many elected officials waste so much time and energy on irrelevant crusades? Consider two examples: …

3/27/2015 12:00 AM
Don’t raise interest rates

Few subjects elicit more boredom than the activities of the Federal Reserve, the central bank that runs the nation’s economy. But the Fed’s decisions have critical implications for the lives of all Americans, including the prices we pay for homes and cars, the rate of inflation, and the health of the economy. …

3/27/2015 12:00 AM
Charter changes

Some Ohio charter schools, in Toledo and elsewhere, prepare students very well to attend college and pursue fulfilling careers. But too many charters have hidden behind the state’s lax charter school transparency laws to deliver mediocre education and engage in abuses. …

3/27/2015 12:11 AM
Kirk: Ted Cruz's running mate
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

3/27/2015 12:00 AM
Focus on training, not toy guns
Letters to the Editor
The Ohio legislature seems to have lost touch with reality. An attempt to pass a bill that would ban look-alike toy guns is a waste of time (“Police warn of toy gun encounters; Realistic-looking firearms used by criminals, teenagers,” March 10). …




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