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Published 8 hours ago
Modernize rape law

The criminalization of marital rape — sexual assault committed by a victim’s spouse — is one of the greatest victories of the women’s movement in the past half-century. About half the states treat all rape cases the same, whether the assault is committed by a spouse, a stranger, or someone else. …

Published 8 hours ago
Flag on the play

Pre and post-game prayers are a long-standing tradition among high school and college athletes. You may not see a team at prayer, only because it usually occurs in the privacy of a locker room. …

Published 8 hours ago
Iraq column was wrong for Memorial Day
Letters to the Editor
I was against the Iraq war from the beginning, but it was inappropriate for The Blade to publish Paul Krugman's May 25 op-ed column, “The Iraq war was more than a mistake — it was a crime,” on Memorial Day. …

Published 8 hours ago
Gay Navy vet battles stereotype
DEARBORN, Mich. — Brian Stone is cheerfully and proudly gay. He’s also a Navy veteran and a Buddhist. …

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Jeb and George

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
Not so green

Since the early 1990s, communities across the country have instituted recycling programs in government-owned or leased buildings. Yet Lucas County has proven woefully slow in providing recycling bins for its employees’ use. …

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
Census nonsense

Toledo’s population continued to drop last year, the U.S. Census Bureau reports; the city lost about 1,600 people, or 0.5 percent of its population. Estimates released last week put the city’s 2014 population at 281,031, down more than 2 percent from the 2010 count of 287,028. …

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio lawmakers need more term limits, not fewer
When politicians pledge to “improve” the Ohio Constitution, watch them carefully. Members of the state Constitutional Modernization Commission are focused on watering down the term limits for state lawmakers that Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved in 1992. …

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
Photo captures Memorial Day

Five elements of your May 26 front-page photograph, “Pausing to remember,” produce an iconic representation of Memorial Day: flags, a grave marker, military salutes, a man in a wheelchair, and a woman shedding a tear. Thank you. …

5/28/2015 12:00 AM
TPS, teacher union must show openness

In response to your May 19 article “Agreement saves retention program; TPS to keep freshmen-only classes”: Negotiations were complete and the Toledo Public Schools administration was informing staff that freshman clusters were ending and a reduction of staff would result.  …

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