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Published 22 hours ago
Maumee Dearest: What to do with all those traffic cameras
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 22 hours ago
Killing transparency
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Shielding the manufacturers of execution drugs from public scrutiny — at a time of enormous nationwide controversy over how states are conducting executions — undermines democracy and makes future problems with Ohio’s death-penalty law more likely. It’s not the sort of measure to rush though a lame-duck session of the General Assembly in the final days of a …

Published 22 hours ago
Military discord
Editorials
The Pentagon’s latest report on military sexual assaults brings both good and bad news: Assault reports are up significantly from the past two years, from 3,375 in fiscal 2012 to more than 5,400 during the fiscal year that ended in June, 2014. …

Published 22 hours ago
Don’t blame police for deaths
Letters to the Editor
There is an almost universal condemnation of police in recent news articles (“Tens of thousands protest police use of deadly force; Demonstrators, families of slain black men urge change,” Dec. 14). As a rule of thumb, a person who doesn’t resist police is unlikely to be killed. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
Assault on the facts
Opinion
There are few graver sins in journalism than failing to report all sides of a controversy. Sometimes an attempt at relevance comes at the expense of professional integrity. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
Hong Kong retreat
Opinion
China has ended the 11-week protest in Hong Kong. The demonstrators did not get what they sought: a commitment that Beijing would not determine the candidates voters will see on the 2017 ballot for Hong Kong’s chief executive. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
Bipartisan bad budget business
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Congress and President Obama faced a dismal choice as they took up the new $1.1 trillion federal spending bill: Enact a package that includes all sorts of noxious last-minute giveaways to special interests and political parties — Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo accurately called it a “Christmas tree bill” — or risk another government shutdown. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
JFK’s deeds outweigh his faults
Letters to the Editor
I was taken aback by columnist Keith C. Burris’ outrageous comments about President John F. Kennedy in his Dec. 4 commentary, “Cosby shows how power can corrupt.” He spoke of revelations of President Kennedy’s conduct that, if true, demonstrated “compulsions of a sick soul.” …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
All is not calm
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The election was only six weeks ago. New Year’s Day is barely two weeks away. This is supposed to be a quiet time, filled with holiday gatherings, festive songs, and a carol with the word “silent” in its title. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Time for ODOT to take an alternate route
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
OK, let’s say you’re on a trip and you’re rolling down the interstate near Des Moines. You’re approaching one of those lighted overhead message boards that tell you how many minutes away you are from a major exit. Except this one doesn’t say that at all. …