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2/4/2015 12:00 AM
Obama’s budget
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The new federal budget that President Obama proposed this week places appealing — and appropriate — emphasis on what the President calls “middle-class economics” in a time of overall economic improvement. But it also skirts several basic budget issues that demand to be dealt with, notably infrastructure repair and entitlement reform. …

2/4/2015 12:00 AM
The wealth gap’s role in 2016 race
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
There is a lot spoken about the 2016 presidential election. What isn’t said is far more interesting. …

2/4/2015 12:00 AM
Catholicism: Love it or leave it
Letters to the Editor
Blade ombudsman Jack Lessenberry’s reflections about the Roman Catholic priesthood were interesting but not definitive (Jan. 25 commentary). There is no argument about who is a priest. Had Beverly Bingle been ordained by a bishop in the apostolic succession, she would be a priest. She was not, and so she is not. …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Get well soon
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
Kroger must be a better neighbor
Letters to the Editor
I am disappointed that it appears we are to have another Kroger mega-box store with acres of asphalt at the corner of Secor Road and Monroe Street (“On the move: Sisters of Notre Dame selling to ‘good neighbor,’ ” Jan. 17). Losing the green space that the sisters have nurtured for so many years will add to urban …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
A speedy recovery, Mr. Mayor
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The unexpected cardiac arrest suffered by Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins on Sunday afternoon reminds us that political power does not insulate anyone from human frailty or mortality. During the start of a major snowstorm, Mr. Collins, 70, crashed his city-owned vehicle into a utility pole on Hill Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. He remains hospitalized, his prognosis …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
Kasich’s blueprint
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Gov. John Kasich says the state budget he introduced on Monday will provide “opportunity for all.” Yet even as his proposal offers useful assistance to disadvantaged Ohioans, the governor continues to rely too heavily on regressive tax cuts that shift the state’s wealth from poor and middle-class households to the wealthiest taxpayers. …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
Legalizing marijuana would create problems
Letters to the Editor
In response to your Jan. 19 article “Latest marijuana push takes cues from casinos”: I have been appalled that some doctors have spoken positively about approving medical marijuana as a possible treatment for intractable seizures in rare cases. This might be the case and cannabis maybe also helpful with severe emesis in rare end-stage cancer. …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
Community collegians absolutely need help
Letters to the Editor
Although I have the greatest respect for David L. Brooks, his Jan. 22 op-ed column, “Obama’s free-tuition plan a misguided throwback to 1970s liberalism,” about his opposition to President Obama’s proposal for free community college tuition is flawed. …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
It’s time Danny Brown received justice
Letters to the Editor
Thank you to columnist Keith C. Burris and The Blade for the excellent series on the continuing saga of Danny Brown’s quest for justice (“Justice, the law, and Danny Brown,” Jan. 18-20). This is an important story, worthy of continued exposure by your newspaper. …




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