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Published 7 hours ago
Kirk: Supreme Court for Obamacare tiebreaker
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 7 hours ago
Forgive priest, and move on
Letters to the Editor
What is going on with critics of Gerald Robinson’s grave site (“‘‍We are gathered here not to accuse ... or to excuse’; Hundreds attend diocesan funeral honoring convicted priest Robinson,” July 12)? Whether he was a vicious priest who slew a bossy nun and didn’t get caught for years, or whether jurors made a mistake, as they sometimes do, one …

Published 7 hours ago
Arc of justice
Editorials
President Obama signed an executive order this week that bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, affecting millions of federal employees and contractors. The President says his order will bend the “arc of justice just a little bit in a better direction.” …

Published 7 hours ago
Fix, don’t gut, health-care law
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Two federal appeals courts contradicted each other this week about whether Washington can subsidize the private health insurance that millions of Americans buy under the Affordable Care Act. Congress needs to clarify the health-care reform law, so that not even the most creative and determined Obamacare distorter can misrepresent its intent. …

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Lessons from Detroit
Editorials
Detroiters have a bad reputation these days. The city, nationally famous as a poster child for population loss, out-of-control crime, and urban dysfunction, is under emergency management and in bankruptcy. Kwame Kilpatrick, the city’s flamboyantly corrupt former mayor, will be in federal prison for decades. …

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
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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. …