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6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Privacy and security

Civil liberties advocates cheered the expiration this week of key parts of the Patriot Act, the post-9/​11 law that gave the federal government unprecedented authority to collect Americans’ personal data. Congress has approved a new and better version of the mass surveillance program, but its work doesn’t end here. Lawmakers need to have a more rigorous debate about balancing …

6/3/2015 12:00 AM
Suddenly, mayor draws criticism
Letters to the Editor
Apparently Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson’s honeymoon with The Blade is officially over. You report in your May 28 story “Council slams brakes on rush for pro-union deal” that her proposed labor agreement was “controversial” and delayed by City Council, which demanded that she slow down. …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
The cost of labor

Many communities across the country use so-called project labor agreements for public construction projects. Such agreements allow unions to negotiate wages and terms for workers before they are hired, and require contractors to hire workers through union hiring halls and to follow union rules. …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Rand Paul

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Stalling on reform
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President Obama’s compassionate effort last year to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was one of the most important achievements of his administration on immigration. The President’s program should have rolled out this year, but zealots who are determined to block any immigration reforms are fighting to ensure that his order will remain tied up in legal battles for …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
UT coach deserves credit, not a critique
Letters to the Editor

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Sometimes breastfeeding not viable option

In response to your May 27 story “Many hospitals drop free formula”: I was born with a cleft palate, and so was my son. I have read articles stating that a child who is breastfed for the first year develops a higher IQ and sense of security, and a closer bond with his or her mother, than children who are …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Postal Service improving; still needs help

Your May 26 story on Toledo City Council President Steven Steel’s demands that the U.S. Postal Service restore the sorting of Toledo’s outbound mail deserves broader context (“Councilman demands that USPS restore Toledo sorting facility”). …

6/2/2015 12:00 AM
Low poll numbers not necessarily bad
How do you solve a problem like George Pataki, or like Rick Santorum, or like Lindsey Graham? Or — more challenging still — how do you solve the problem that George Pataki, Rick Santorum, and Lindsey Graham have? …

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