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3/21/2014 12:00 AM
Will wrong; IRS does what’s right
Letters to the Editor
In his March 11 op-ed column, “The IRS’ behavior taxes credulity,” George F. Will says that the Internal Revenue Service “hopes to nullify with new rules, the legal right of 501(c)(4) groups, many of which are conservative, to participate in politics.” The principle is that charitable contributions are tax-exempt and political contributions are not. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
More light
Editorials
This is Sunshine Week, a time to celebrate the First Amendment and our ability to keep government bodies accountable and transparent by demanding open meetings and access to public documents. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
Delayed gratitude
Editorials
As if war doesn’t come with enough injustices, the United States has not always honored those who made incredible sacrifices to defend their country. Racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice has sometimes determined who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, and who didn’t. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
City budget du jour
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In 10 days, the city of Toledo must ratify its budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. So far, the administration of Mayor D. Michael Collins and City Council have made budget decisions largely ad hoc: a pay raise for white-collar city employees here, a decision not to reopen Ottawa Park’s ice rink there. …

3/20/2014 12:00 AM
Trigger to eternity
Editorials
Fourteen billion years ago, all of existence was compressed into a single point so small that it would not have been visible to the human eye. …

3/20/2014 12:00 AM
Buzzer beater
Editorials
A deadline can be a powerful motivator because of the downside of missing one. In the case of health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act, Toledoans who lack coverage have a lot to lose if they miss the March 31 deadline for signing up. …

3/20/2014 12:00 AM
Capital ideas
Editorials
The state capital budget proposed this week by Gov. John Kasich and Republican legislative leaders helpfully addresses the construction and maintenance needs of public schools and universities, Ohio’s physical infrastructure, and economic development projects in local communities, including Toledo. These same officials, of course, have presided over deep cuts in state aid to the operations of many of these institutions.…

3/20/2014 12:00 AM
Southwyck can be good Costco site
Letters to the Editor
With all of the issues facing the proposed Costco store in Perrysburg, why hasn’t the city of Toledo reached out with an offer of the former Southwyck Mall property (“Proposed Costco site main topic of criticism; Residents worry about traffic, property values,” March 14)? …

3/20/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: FrankenStalin
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

3/18/2014 9:37 PM
Maumee Dearest: Anthony Wayne Bridge Closing Alternatives
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST