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Race matters
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Opinion writing isn’t a bad way to get paid. It beats most of the other jobs I’ve had, including hauling trash, insulating attics, standing on an assembly line, or washing soiled hospital laundry. I’d rank it right up there with playing drums in a band, which I also did for two years. …

Published 9 hours ago
Fix Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund with adequate resources
BY ZACH SCHILLER RESEARCH DIRECTOR OF POLICY MATTERS OHIO
Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is broke. It owes more than $1.3 billion to the federal government. We have been borrowing for more than five years, but now the issue is getting attention. …

Published 9 hours ago
Kirk: Olive branch
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 9 hours ago
Cliff-kick cartoon too divisive
Letters to the Editor
Rob Rogers’ political cartoon in your Nov. 8 edition was appalling. Anyone who believes that the conservative values of the Republican Party include kicking off a cliff everyone who is unfortunate is being deceived. This insulting caricature only demonstrates the absurd level some people will stoop to to flame the passion of bigotry to further their desperate attempt to perpetuate …

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ProMedica needn’t build a garage
Letters to the Editor
I agree with your Nov. 15 “Parking in the park” editorial and Readers’ Forum letter “Cars don’t need a view; people do” that ProMedica should not take over any part of Promenade Park for its new parking garage. …

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Kudos for mentoring budding journalists
Letters to the Editor
Heartfelt thanks to The Blade, its managing editor, Dave Murray, and participating staff for initiating a unique alliance with Toledo Public Schools to mentor budding journalists at Start and Scott high schools. …

Published 9 hours ago
‘Lift,’ ‘grammar’ comments offend Start class
Letters to the Editor
We Start High School journalism students are offended. The headline above our group picture was “Journalism mentoring effort aims to lift Toledo teens” (“A path to literate, thinking citizens,” Keith C. Burris commentary, Nov. 9). We weren’t too sure what you meant by this. …

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Medicaid matters
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Expanding Medicaid over the opposition of other Republicans marks Gov. John Kasich’s greatest first-term achievement. His top priority now must be to ensure that the health-care expansion for low-income Ohioans continues, even if he has to threaten, cajole, or beg members of the General Assembly. …

11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio Democrats on the sidelines
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
One-party rule in Ohio means one party can make or break the rules. Unless you’re in the party that rules the state, you’re on the sidelines. …

11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Riviera Maia downfall a heartbreaker
Letters to the Editor
It broke my heart to see the poor conditions of the Riviera Maia apartment complex (“City orders apartments to be closed; 8 buildings at West Toledo complex called uninhabitable,” Nov. 11). …