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Published 15 hours ago
Kirk: Put-In-Bay or Put-in-Cuffs?
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 15 hours ago
Hamas’ depraved strategy
WASHINGTON POST
The distinguishing feature of the latest war between Israel and Hamas is “offensive tunnels,” as the Israeli army calls them. As of this week, 28 had been uncovered in Gaza, and nearly half extend into Israel, according to Israeli officials. …

Published 15 hours ago
Merging schools
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In the past two decades, decreases in state aid, depressed property values, and anti-tax sentiments, among other things, have forced local governments and school districts to do more with less. Communities have tried to operate more efficiently by sharing administrative duties and police, fire, and other services. …

Published 15 hours ago
Ukraine air probe needs dignity
Letters to the Editor
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, which began in Crimea, has been brought to the world’s attention (“Russia’s barbarism,” guest editorial, July 23). …

Published 15 hours ago
At 90, Detroit judge still learning
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Nearly everyone in Michigan’s legal community knows U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn. He is one of the most colorful, fascinating, and occasionally temperamental justices on the federal bench. He is brilliant and hard-working. He turned 90 last week. …

7/24/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Supreme Court for Obamacare tiebreaker
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/24/2014 12:00 AM
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 …

7/24/2014 12:00 AM
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.” …

7/24/2014 12:00 AM
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. …

7/24/2014 12:00 AM
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. …