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Published 20 hours ago
Back to Asia
Editorials
President Obama left Tuesday on a trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines in pursuit of his so-called pivot to Asia. …

Published 20 hours ago
Green, and beyond
Editorials
A wekk that includes Earth Day is a good time for Lucas County government and other key public and private actors to introduce their long-term sustainability plan for Toledo, its suburbs, and the region. But the proposals they will unveil today amount to more than a tree-hugger’s manifesto that includes a handful of environmentally friendly initiatives. …

Published 20 hours ago
Time served
Editorials
As part of a continuing reform of the nation’s drug laws, Attorney General Eric Holder said this week that the Justice Department is expanding a program that will allow President Obama to consider clemency requests from nonviolent drug offenders who were previously ineligible because of sentencing guidelines. …

Published 18 hours ago
Securing border must be priority
Letters to the Editor
Your April 15 editorial “Elusive immigration reform” said that doing nothing on immigration has become a conservative obsession. The cornerstone of immigration reform is securing the border. …

4/22/2014 8:09 PM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: Supreme Court on Campaign Spending
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio’s fight against childhood hunger
BY BRIAN ROTHENBERG AND CASSANDRA MCKEE
It happens every school morning: More than 300,000 Ohio children in more than 3,000 elementary, junior-high, and high schools sit down for a healthy, hot breakfast. …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Credit-card crackdown a good call
Letters to the Editor
I applaud The Blade for its investigation of the use by former Toledo Mayor Mike Bell’s administration of city credit cards (“‘Like plastic on steroids’; Citing spending during Bell’s term, Collins says ‘no more credit cards’ for Toledo staffers,” April 6). …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio case is regulatory overkill
BY GEORGE F. WILL WASHINGTON POST WRITERS GROUP
Occasionally, the U.S. Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. Today, the court will hear arguments about this: …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Detroit not safe yet
Editorials
For nearly a year, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history has played out in a federal court in Detroit. During most of that time, the two biggest questions have been: Will the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the nation’s great museums, survive unscathed? And will the city’s 32,000 pensioners be left with enough of what …

4/22/2014 12:00 AM
Capital changes
Editorials
An Ohio Supreme Court task force analyzing ways to make Ohio’s 30-year-old capital punishment law more effective and fair has done its job. It has offered more than 50 prudent recommendations that the General Assembly should enact or the Supreme Court should adopt. …