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3/19/2015 12:00 AM
Dangerous game

For a brief moment this year, Israeli voters appeared poised to unseat their longtime prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a right-wing ideologue who has pursued a program of settlement expansion and military aggression in Palestinian territories. But Mr. Netanyahu wasn’t going to give up without a fierce fight. …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
Open adoptions

About 400,000 adult adoptees in Ohio are now able to gain access to their original birth certificates, enabling them to know more about their biological parents and their family’s medical history. The right to their adoption records was unfairly restricted; the new access should be celebrated. …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
Unearned bonuses

Some U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees got bonuses by manipulating reports so they would qualify for the extra pay. Now that the truth is out, who thinks these people should get to keep the money? Would anyone but those workers answer yes? …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
First Solar offers hope for the future

Your Feb. 21 article “Energy secretary praises advances at First Solar plant” shows the progress being made toward alternative fuel sources. …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
Test-driven education reform falls short

Although the merits and shortcomings of Common Core standards are debated, there is a solid consensus among educators, social scientists, and business management experts that test-driven education reform is a failed policy (“Common (Core) sense,” editorial, March 12). …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
Mandated tests take time from teaching

Your editorial erred in presenting objections to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests as back-door attempts to gut the Common Core national education standards. Problems with these tests include the content of the tests and the time they take from instruction. …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
Here’s hoping medals return
Letters to the Editor
I was moved by Blade staff writer Taylor Dungjen’s March 15 article, “A mission to recover medals honoring a grandfather unfolds.” It was a poignant story of her dear Opa and the search for his war medals. It was a wonderful testament to family, love, and all we hold close. …




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