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7/2/2015 12:00 AM
Voting needs to be made easier, not harder

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the centerpiece of the Voting Rights Act. Last week, congressional Democrats introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015, which would restore the important voting-rights protections the Supreme Court struck down. …

7/2/2015 12:00 AM
Executing vigilance

In a ruling this week that could help determine how Ohio executes prisoners, U.S. Supreme Court justices, on a 5-4 vote, upheld the use of a controversial and risky lethal-injection drug. …

7/2/2015 12:00 AM
Churches aflame

Since the murders last month of nine African-American members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., seven predominantly black churches in Southern states have been damaged by fire or burned to the ground. …

7/2/2015 12:00 AM
Assassin’s return

The president of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, attended a ceremony in Belgrade this week to unveil a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose killings of Austria-Hungary’s crown prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, in 1914 helped lead to World War I. …

7/2/2015 12:00 AM
We’re responsible for God’s creatures
Letters to the Editor
I underscore everything E.J. Dionne said in his June 22 op-ed column, “The Pope, the climate, and the wealthy.” As a Catholic Franciscan sister with a scientific background, I am proud and honored that Pope Francis has issued such a strong statement on climate change and how vital this topic is to the welfare of humanity. …

7/1/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Slaying the Gerrymander Dragon

7/1/2015 12:00 AM
Sanders shapes Clinton's campaign
Here are the elements of a presidential candidacy bound to go nowhere: 1960s radical leftist. Lived on a kibbutz. Moved to Vermont in the tumult of 1968. Became a carpenter. Ran for governor twice and for U.S. Senate twice as a candidate of the socialist Liberty Union Party. Jewish — not an advantage in Iowa, New Hampshire, or South …

7/1/2015 12:00 AM
Calming the waters

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warn that algae in Lake Erie are blooming. It’s not clear whether algal blooms are producing microcystin, the toxin that poisoned Toledo’s drinking water for three days last year. But the news highlights the need for continued urgent action against this menace. …

7/1/2015 12:00 AM
Putting Toledo first

Attorneys for the city of Toledo concurred last week with a misguided ruling by a state bureaucrat that killed the city’s participation in an invaluable youth intervention program at Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit. As usual, city lawyers played it safe. But legally and practically, it was the wrong call for Toledo. …

7/1/2015 12:00 AM
Drones OK, but there are dangers
Letters to the Editor
The civilian use of drones could provide intelligence and make deliveries (“Farmers flying drones not science fiction; Technology forum highlights practical agricultural uses,” June 19). However, the proliferation of drones and the inadequate regulation of them are a recipe for disaster. …

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