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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. …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

7/22/2014 12:42 AM
Kirk: Putin TV
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/21/2014 12:00 AM
History on a Mediterranean cruise
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent cruise took me to famous cities on the Mediterranean Sea. I have been to some of these cities before, but visiting them by sea was different. An added attraction was the company of my friends Naveed and Rehana Ahmed of Toledo. …

7/21/2014 12:00 AM
Can public sue U.S. lawmakers?
Letters to the Editor
If House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio sues President Obama over executive orders, does that mean the American people can sue Congress for not doing the work for which it is paid and is expected to do (“Plenty of things to rant about,” op-ed column, July 12)? …

7/21/2014 12:00 AM
Addiction model
Editorials
Ohio’s opioid and heroin epidemic is challenging local law enforcement agencies across the state to change how they do business — and is requiring communities to come together to battle addiction. A new initiative by Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp provides a model for the state, and the nation, on how to do it. …

7/20/2014 12:00 AM
Toledo's blight war is winnable
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Blade’s recent reporting on blight in Toledo — thousands of empty homes that have decayed beyond salvation, derelict commercial buildings, neglected lots turned into dump sites — is causing some longtime Toledoans to lament that their city has never looked worse. …