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Democrats not always for women
Letters to the Editor
Your July 20 editorial “Gender-specific politics” was written with the questionable premise that Democrats have historically supported women’s rights. To The Blade’s credit, the editorial acknowledged that women’s issues encompass much more than abortion. Yet in editorial after editorial, you promote abortion. …

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Argentina vs. ‘vultures’
WASHINGTON POST
There are no good guys in the story of Argentina’s debt default, which pits President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s erratic populist government against bare-knuckled Wall Street hedge funds. …

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Ryan’s block grants
Editorials
For years, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been considered the intellectual heavyweight among congressional Republicans on fiscal issues — often at the expense of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Not much has changed, given the new anti-poverty plan the House budget committee chairman proposes. …

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Appealing for rights
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Toledo’s last abortion provider likely will need help from a federal appeals court if it is to stay open past this month. The Ohio Department of Health issued an atrocious order this week revoking Capital Care Network’s license, based on a state law that requires clinics that perform abortions to have an emergency-care transfer agreement with a local hospital.…

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Gubernatorial candidate optimistic
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Days before he officially becomes Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Schauer is optimistic. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Anti-Nugent outrage is selective
Letters to the Editor
It is difficult to believe the hypocrisy of groups that complain about the scheduled appearance of Ted Nugent at the Northwest Ohio Rib-Off (“Nugent at Rib-Off is wrong for Toledo,” Readers’ Forum, July 20). These groups all seem to say they support freedom of speech, but they only believe in speech that conforms with their bias. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Cease-fire in Gaza
Editorials
Amid the announcement of a 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza, the Obama Administration indignantly protests that its diplomacy has been unfairly maligned by critics, especially in Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry, officials say, has merely been trying to stop the bloodshed on the basis of previous cease-fire agreements, including an Egyptian plan that Israel accepted just two …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Call to action
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A 16-year-old Toledoan was gunned down last week, an apparently unintended victim of senseless gunplay. His body was found in the street around 3 a.m. July 24, on the edge of the Old West End. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Exporting pollution
Editorials
A 12 percent drop in the U.S. power sector’s carbon emissions since 2008 has elicited praise for the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat global warming. Yet the achievement comes with a sooty caveat: Although U.S. coal consumption fell by 195 tons, roughly a fifth of that amount was sold overseas. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: The Middle class
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST