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Updated 5 hours ago
Shell game

On the topic of government transparency and accountability, Toledo Finance Director George Sarantou recently told The Blade: “Any time we can give financial information to citizens, the better they are informed and the better they can make judgment calls. They’re the boss. They elect the members of the legislative branch, which is city council, and they elect the mayor. They …

Updated 6 hours ago
Two distinct marijuana questions
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Should Ohio make marijuana legal, for recreational as well as medical use? In principle, I’m inclined to believe it should, although I don’t — and won’t — indulge. …

Updated 6 hours ago
Obama’s climate fixes promise huge costs, few results
BY J. WINSTON PORTER
President Obama is pushing two emission-reduction programs that he says would help fix global climate change. His proposed Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions from American power plants by 30 percent no later than 2030. A separate agreement between the United States and China calls for the Chinese to cap their carbon emissions in 15 years. …

Published 14 hours ago
Serious about sex assault

The University of Toledo plans to hire an administrator to oversee how the school handles sexual assault and misconduct reports. This is the first time UT is dedicating a position to such matters. …

Published 14 hours ago
Medal ceremony underscores failure

The long-overdue Purple Heart ceremony for the Fort Hood casualties finally took place (“Purple Hearts for broken hearts; Army honors ’09 Fort Hood attack victims; some bitter,” April 11). Predictably absent from this ceremony was the commander in chief, President Obama. His contemptuous absence was consistent with his euphemistic rubric of “workplace violence.” …

Published 14 hours ago
Column took cheap shot at Churchill

In response to S. Amjad Hussain’s April 13 op-ed column, “The little-known — except to Asians — dark side of Winston Churchill”: Dr. Hussain should do some research. …

Published 14 hours ago
Communty-based services are a must

Recent articles about impending doom for consumers of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities tell only part of the story (“Disabilities board: More time is needed; Federal ruling leaves Lucas County in limbo before 2019 deadline,” April 13). …

Published 14 hours ago
Choices must be offered to disabled adults
Letters to the Editor
Blade Editor David Kushma began his April 12 op-ed column, “How best to serve developmentally disabled adults?”: “Imagine that you are the parent of a developmentally disabled adult.” I do not need to imagine; I am living that life. …

Published 14 hours ago
Kirk: Pope Kasich?
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/18/2015 12:00 AM
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Imagine a group of neo-Nazis spewing their venom to a silent, empty street. That probably won’t happen here this afternoon, but it’s an encouraging thought that should guide the actions of everyone in the Toledo area. …




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