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Published 22 hours ago
Toledo and Ohio should welcome, not fear, refugees
A few years after I graduated from Whitmer High School, I lived and worked in Amman, Jordan, representing vulnerable refugees. At this time last year, I met with a refugee family at its home in a poor neighborhood of Amman during a torrential rainstorm — a rarity in the city.  …

Published 22 hours ago
Deadly spin

It’s bad enough that Pentagon officials would sugar-coat intelligence reports on how the American military is faring against any foreign adversary. But doing that in assessments of Islamic State, when jihadists are expanding their attacks abroad, risks the security of the United States and its allies. …

Published 22 hours ago
Family moment

Children who name their favorite holiday are apt to choose their birthday or Christmas. Ask an adult, though, and the answer is likely to be Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s wisdom talking. …

Published 22 hours ago
Spirit of giving

Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday — a day for Toledoans to support local nonprofit organizations while they promote the region’s economy and social infrastructure. “Win-win” doesn’t begin to describe the benefits. …

Published 22 hours ago
Planned Parenthood cuts hurt
Letters to the Editor
Cutting funding for Planned Parenthood is a cruel swipe at women’s health care to garner votes from the most extreme members of the Republican Party (“Ohio House cuts Planned Parenthood,” Nov. 18). Writing laws that disproportionately affect women denies them the same rights of privacy, dignity, and sovereignty that men enjoy. …

11/25/2015 12:00 AM
Congress and democracy

Ohioans voted this month for a fairer, more democratic way to determine who represents them in the General Assembly. They overwhelmingly approved a proposal, placed on the ballot by state lawmakers of both parties, that will reform the process of drawing legislative districts — a process that now allows the party in power (currently the GOP) to inflate its numbers …

11/25/2015 12:00 AM
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11/25/2015 12:00 AM
Barring refugees a failure of faith
Letters to the Editor
The raucous chorus led by disciples of the Republican right such as Governors John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, and Mike Pence of Indiana, which chants “no” to Syrian refugees in their states, is a thinly veiled act of bigotry directed toward Muslims (“Refugee hysteria gets worse,” guest editorial, Nov. 23). It is an act of contempt …

11/24/2015 12:00 AM
The once and future mayor
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Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson is set to take the oath of office today for the final two years of her current term. Toledoans — both those who voted for the mayor this month and those who didn’t — must hope that she displays more effective, visionary leadership during the rest of her term than she has shown since her …

11/24/2015 12:00 AM
Safe sex

Americans live in one of the most sexually adventurous eras in history. No longer constrained by marriage, religion, or taboo, many people feel free to indulge in whatever pleasures of the flesh feel good. …

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