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Published 11 hours ago
Soccer is new field of dreams in American youth sports
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Quick, somebody get Ann Coulter a plate of ribs with a side of chili cheese fries. The Fox News pundit looks like an emaciated Skeletor. …

Published 11 hours ago
Dodd-Frank delay
Editorials
Six years after the financial industry had to be rescued by the federal government, the American economy remains at risk of another catastrophic sequence of over-speculation and bailouts. …

Published 11 hours ago
NSA overreach
Editorials
Before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act became law in 1978, the federal government claimed for 40 years the power to spy on anyone. Presidents of both parties used intelligence agencies to investigate opponents for political gain. Other agencies wiretapped nonviolent citizens without warrants because of their political beliefs. …

Published 11 hours ago
Risky registry
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The expansion of Ohio’s registry of sex offenders must become the public-safety device its advocates claim, and not an excuse for fear-mongering and further humiliation and punishment of people who have been branded sex criminals. …

Published 11 hours ago
The right chips away at freedom
Letters to the Editor
The three female U.S. Supreme Court justices should be concerned about further rulings by the conservative-leaning court (“Court ruling angers female justices; Sotomayor: Latest contraception order at odds with Hobby Lobby decision,” July 5). …

7/11/2014 12:00 AM
Follies of youth
Editorials
America’‍s experiment with harsh punishment of nonviolent offenders has proved self-defeating. Rather than lessening crime, the policies promote recidivism when such offenders can’t find jobs, fall into poverty, and return to crime. …

7/11/2014 12:00 AM
Head in the sand
WASHINGTON POST
Any good business executive knows that the world is full of risks, ignored at a company’s peril. Smart firms account for these possibilities, adjusting their plans so they aren’t caught flat-footed. The same can be said of wise societies. …

7/11/2014 12:00 AM
Before the guests arrive
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Gov. John Kasich wants his fellow Republicans from across the country to tour Lake Erie when they come to Cleveland for the GOP’s national convention in two years. That gives the governor time to help clean up the living room before the company gets here, if he is so inclined. …

7/11/2014 12:00 AM
Priest deserves a full funeral
Letters to the Editor
Many people do not believe that Father Gerald Robinson committed the crime of which he was convicted (“Convicted priest; Robinson to have diocesan funeral; Arrangements anger survivors group,” July 6). Some who knew him well do not believe he was capable of such violence. They believe he was innocent, as he declared. …

7/11/2014 12:00 AM
Michigan Senate race has hint of finality
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — In politics, things are never over until they are over — especially in Michigan. …