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4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Sense on free trade

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) came to Toledo last week to mobilize local auto workers against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a critical emerging trade deal among the United States and 11 nations in the Asia-Pacific region. Both lawmakers warned that the agreement would lead to job loss and catastrophic damage to Ohio’s economy.…

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Hunger strike
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Sealed and sequestered, prisons are a world unto themselves. Nor do prisoners have a real constituency on the outside. That leads to a lack of accountability and oversight that can shield egregious violations of the Constitution, state policy, and basic human rights. …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Tests, activities waste too much school time
Letters to the Editor
I wish The Blade would enumerate how few hours are spent learning in area schools (“Over 100 city teachers rally over testing; Union asks district to opt out of next standardized exams,” March 25). After deducting testing activities, weather days, assemblies, and various interruptions, there are only a scattered few days left for students to learn. …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Teachers don’t gain by test outcomes
Letters to the Editor
The writer of the March 29 Readers’ Forum letter “Students need to be better prepared” about standardized testing said: “The apparent motivation for most teachers and school officials’ anxiety and anger has been how these tests may affect their financial rewards.” …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Don’t legalize, but decriminalize, marijuana
Letters to the Editor
Many problems with marijuana are not addressed by the proposed ResponsibleOhio amendment to the Ohio Constitution (“Marijuana legalization campaign; ResponsibleOhio taking signatures,” March 26). …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Fedor also is a hero in sex-abuse fight
Letters to the Editor
State Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Toledo Democrat, is a hero for eloquently disclosing her suffering and making it easier for other rape victims to speak out (“Fedor reveals rape, abortion in distant past; She rips controversial bill, which House backs anyway,” March 26). But she’s a hero for another reason that relates to sexual violence. …

4/7/2015 12:00 AM
Far left, right find fault with Jews
Letters to the Editor
Anti-Semitism is spreading across America and the world (“To fight anti-Semitism, we have to understand its many ugly faces,” op-ed column, March 26). Political ideology is less a straight line from left to right than a circle. …

4/6/2015 12:00 AM
Alternate view of IRS form questions here
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Presidential wannabe Ted Cruz’s determination to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service no doubt appeals to a lot of you. But we can assume it will not happen in time to spare you procrastinators the task of filing your federal income tax return by next week. So man up or woman up, and get to work. …

4/6/2015 12:00 AM
Some April foolishness in Gdansk
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
On April 1, 1991, (note the date) many faithful Blade readers were surprised by a story on Page 1 headlined, “Goodbye Toledo; Hello Gdansk.” …

4/6/2015 12:00 AM
Get Clinton’s emails from other sources
Letters to the Editor
I have been following what I consider harassment by the Republican Party, which is trying to discredit Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential campaign (“No email from time in office remains on Clinton server; Congressional committee demands answers,” March 29). …




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