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3/3/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo Refinery strike is about union clout
The strike at the BP-Husky Toledo Refinery is generating significant debate in northwest Ohio. It’s important that people understand what is causing the strike. …

3/3/2015 12:00 AM
Unconscious- bias column is spot on

I enjoyed Nicholas D. Kristof’s Feb. 24 op-ed column, “Time for white men to address their unconscious bias.” It was a welcome contrast to the Feb. 22 Parade magazine Oscars issue, which advised actresses not to worry about professional achievements because they can always wear pretty dresses on the red carpet. …

3/3/2015 12:00 AM

The Blade recently published a brief account of a local shooting that’s worth noting: Leonard Ritchie, 61, of Erie Township, was arrested for allegedly getting out of his pickup and firing three times at another pickup, after the trucks grazed each other about eight miles north of Toledo. …

3/3/2015 12:00 AM

This year’s spending plans by the 28 countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization suggest that the old problem of the United States bearing a lopsided share of NATO costs is getting worse. …

3/3/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Putin on assassination of Boris Nemtsov

3/2/2015 12:00 AM
Advertising health-care rates is refreshing
In a refreshing move, the Toledo Clinic, a 175-physician group took out a recent full-page advertisement in The Blade that compared laboratory and radiology rates it charges with those charged by ProMedica and Mercy Health Partners, the two main players in the Toledo health-care market. There is a gross inequality in charges between the Toledo Clinic and …

3/2/2015 12:00 AM
Only Congress can act on immigrants

Your Feb. 24 editorial “Immigration setback,” which harangues a court for interfering with President Obama’s executive order, is misguided. Many constitutional scholars believe he overstepped executive privilege by issuing such an order. …

3/2/2015 12:00 AM
Reform sentencing laws

Few political issues draw support from sponsors as diverse as the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, and the libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch. But a growing movement that is calling on Congress to reform the nation’s Draconian prison sentencing laws is attracting an unlikely coalition of these and other groups from across the political spectrum. …

3/2/2015 12:00 AM
No rubber stamp

Toledo City Council members, as soon as Tuesday, will fill two critical vacancies on the legislative body. Council members must make their choices in the interest of all of their constituents, rather than respond to the dictates of political and union bosses. If they don’t, their allegiances will be clear to voters in an election year. …

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