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7/23/2014 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: 7-23
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/23/2014 12:00 AM
Russia’s barbarism
WASHINGTON POST
The destruction of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine may not have been intended by Russia or the militants it has supported and armed. But their behavior since the downing of the plane has been a lesson in barbarity and morally contemptible statecraft. …

7/23/2014 12:00 AM
Big spenders
Editorials
The Federal Trade Commission is out of patience with Amazon. The agency is suing the online retail giant for failing to install what it calls sufficient protections against online purchases made by children without their parents’ consent. …

7/23/2014 12:00 AM
Politics at the polls
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The U.S. Justice Department is supporting a suit that challenges a new state law limiting early voting in Ohio. It might seem a stretch for the Obama Administration to insert itself in state elections policy, but Ohio’s role as a political swing state nationally and past problems with election administration warrant special attention. …

7/23/2014 12:00 AM
Kids’ agency should bide its time
Letters to the Editor
You can sympathize with the financial plight of Lucas County Children Services (“Let voters decide,” editorial, July 14). However, considering that the agency cites declining property values as one of the primary reasons for its proposed tax increase, its timing is odd, because the county auditor’s office is preparing for the mandated 2015 review of local property values. …

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
Grads, understand the politics of the marketplace
BY TODD NESBIT SENIOR LECTURER IN ECONOMICS AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
THIS spring, thousands of young adults across Ohio received their college degrees. Although this year’s graduates should celebrate their achievements, many are unfortunately on the cusp of a rude awakening: an under-performing economy and a lackluster job market. …

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
GM’s rebuke
Opinion
A CONSISTENT theme in the emerging revelations about General Motors’ deadly ignition switch has been the central role the company’s legal department played in concealing the problem from the public, government safety regulators, and purchasers for more than a decade. …

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
Freedom’s inspiration
Opinion
Nadine Gordimer, who died last week, was a Nobel Prize-winning South African writer who assailed apartheid in her novels and short stories. …

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
Trouble on the horizon
Editorials
STATE and federal officials are investigating an Illinois company that operates 19 charter schools in Ohio, including two in Toledo. No specific conclusions about Horizon Science Academy and Noble Academy schools can or should be drawn until these reviews are complete. But the allegations renew troubling questions about the inadequate regulation of Ohio charter schools in general by Gov. John …

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
Riverfront should be for public
Letters to the Editor
Blade columnist Keith C. Burris asked about the downside of the ProMedica project to occupy the Toledo riverfront (“ProMedica: All-ahead-full on downtown,” July 15). Here’s one: taking up riverfront property for private use and blocking the view of the river. …