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2/1/2015 12:00 AM
Immigrants fall into good, bad groups
Letters to the Editor
On Jan. 15, you ran two articles about immigration. “GOP seeking to overturn Obama’s immigration act” quotes a Democratic lawmaker who said the Republican Party targets millions of Latino families who work hard and contribute to our communities. The people the article refers to intentionally or inadvertently broke our nation’s law and are in our country illegally. …

2/1/2015 12:00 AM
Author questions ombudsman’s fairness
Letters to the Editor
In his Jan. 25 column, “Blade should have printed some Charlie Hebdo cartoons,” Blade ombudsman Jack Lessenberry made several negative comments about me, though there’s no indication that he’s ever heard me speak, read my book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, or read any of my articles.…

2/1/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio’s Medicaid expansion a healthy move
Letters to the Editor
Ohio’s decision, implemented a year ago, to extend Medicaid health coverage to thousands of individuals and families throughout our state has proven to be a positive step toward improving the health and well-being of our residents (“Gov. Kasich pitches Medicaid expansion renewal to legislature,” Jan. 28). …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Lake should holster thoughts of arming staff
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
I hope Lake Local Schools officials haven’t made up their mind about arming teachers in district classrooms, and just appear undecided. …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Regulate animal research
Opinion
If Americans had any doubts about the lengths to which the federal government will go to collude with agribusiness, they need look no further than the grotesque experiments conducted by the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a little-known network of research labs in Nebraska that is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Aerial intruder
Opinion
A quadcopter drone bought at a store crashed on the White House lawn at 3 a.m. Monday. No one was hurt, but the drone’s ability to evade detection until it came down raised the specter of a new security concern at the home of the most powerful leader of the free world. …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Settle down
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The City of Toledo is paying $1.27 million in taxpayers’ money to 149 Police Department command officers to settle a lawsuit brought by their union over emergency budget measures that then-Mayor Mike Bell took five years ago. Officials of Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration insist the settlement is a bargain, because they say a loss in court could …

1/31/2015 12:00 AM
Blocking oil pipeline is necessary
Letters to the Editor
Ruth Marcus’ Jan. 15 op-ed column, “Keystone XL’s politics of symbolism over substance,” underestimates the impact of that pipeline. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit suburbs covet energy award
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Whatever your politics, there’s no denying that for people and governments, energy costs are huge, especially during a Michigan winter. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
Dump medical devices tax
Editorials
The federal medical devices tax — a 2.3 percent levy manufacturers pay on products ranging from pacemakers to insulin pumps — imposes an unproductive burden on American businesses and workers. Congress should repeal the tax. …




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