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Published 7 hours ago
Kirk: The Less than Magical Mystery Tour
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 7 hours ago
Past misconduct

Penn State had to repaint a mural. A law enforcement complex in South Carolina had to change its name. And what was once called the Nixon Freeway is now known as the Marina Freeway to California commuters. …

Published 7 hours ago
Hate speech

Pamela Geller is running out of places to run her anti-jihad ads. Now that New York has become the latest city to ban political ads on municipal mass transit, the author and activist is asking Washington to put a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on its city buses. …

Published 7 hours ago
Privacy and security

Civil liberties advocates cheered the expiration this week of key parts of the Patriot Act, the post-9/​11 law that gave the federal government unprecedented authority to collect Americans’ personal data. Congress has approved a new and better version of the mass surveillance program, but its work doesn’t end here. Lawmakers need to have a more rigorous debate about balancing …

Published 7 hours ago
Suddenly, mayor draws criticism
Letters to the Editor
Apparently Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson’s honeymoon with The Blade is officially over. You report in your May 28 story “Council slams brakes on rush for pro-union deal” that her proposed labor agreement was “controversial” and delayed by City Council, which demanded that she slow down. …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
The cost of labor

Many communities across the country use so-called project labor agreements for public construction projects. Such agreements allow unions to negotiate wages and terms for workers before they are hired, and require contractors to hire workers through union hiring halls and to follow union rules. …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Rand Paul
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Stalling on reform
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President Obama’s compassionate effort last year to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was one of the most important achievements of his administration on immigration. The President’s program should have rolled out this year, but zealots who are determined to block any immigration reforms are fighting to ensure that his order will remain tied up in legal battles for …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
UT coach deserves credit, not a critique
Letters to the Editor
 

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Sometimes breastfeeding not viable option

In response to your May 27 story “Many hospitals drop free formula”: I was born with a cleft palate, and so was my son. I have read articles stating that a child who is breastfed for the first year develops a higher IQ and sense of security, and a closer bond with his or her mother, than children who are …




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