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8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Ed FitzGerald's campaign
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
House farce
Editorials
Congress has left for its summer vacation after another session of bickering and poor results. Nothing illustrates its failure more than the Republican-led House of Representatives voting to sue President Obama for alleged unconstitutional actions. …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
More lessons from Detroit
Editorials
For nearly a century, Detroit depended almost exclusively on the auto industry, ignoring warnings that the city needed to diversify its economy. That made Detroit very rich at first, then nearly killed it when the auto industry started moving away from Motown. The industry went through a crash that nearly destroyed the no-longer-so-Big Three automakers, and left …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Court falls flat in ‘Hobby Lobby’ ruling
Letters to the Editor
In its astoundingly wrongheaded Hobby Lobby decision that exempts businesses from laws their owners perceive as violating their religious rights, the Supreme Court committed sins of commission and omission (“Workers’ consciences deserve protection too,” op-ed column, July 27). …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Mideast violence sad for both sides
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for publishing the July 25 guest editorial “Hamas’ depraved strategy.” It accurately depicted the situation of the Hamas terror tunnels and the continuing salvos of missiles aimed at Israel. …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
TARTA leaders must step up or go
Letters to the Editor
The Blade continues to look for leadership in all the wrong places. The solution is not a regional sales tax, as you propose, but better TARTA management. …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
Needed rate hike
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As Toledoans fret about the toxicity of their water supply, Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration is preparing to ask Toledo City Council to approve a substantial six-year increase in sewer rates. The city needs money from the rate hike to finish construction of the Toledo Waterways Initiative (TWI), a federally mandated program to keep sewage out of local rivers …

8/3/2014 12:00 AM
TARTA union seeks better transit
Letters to the Editor
Your July 8 editorial “Looking for a leader” was a call to elected officials and the public to realize that we must find creative solutions to the problems of our transit system. …

8/2/2014 12:00 AM
Democrats not always for women
Letters to the Editor
Your July 20 editorial “Gender-specific politics” was written with the questionable premise that Democrats have historically supported women’s rights. To The Blade’s credit, the editorial acknowledged that women’s issues encompass much more than abortion. Yet in editorial after editorial, you promote abortion. …

8/2/2014 12:00 AM
Argentina vs. ‘vultures’
WASHINGTON POST
There are no good guys in the story of Argentina’s debt default, which pits President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s erratic populist government against bare-knuckled Wall Street hedge funds. …