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Liberty or bigotry?

Supporters of a controversial new religious-liberty law in Indiana insist its goal is to promote constitutional rights, not to provide government cover for expressions of bigotry against gay people. If that’s true, then the law’s advocates can promptly show their sincerity by enacting companion legislation in Indiana — and, for that matter, in Ohio — that would outlaw anti-…

Published 20 hours ago
Cops under scrutiny

Aaron Pope, 34, died last week in police custody at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, about 90 minutes after police, responding to a 911 call, found him outside an East Toledo house. …

Published 20 hours ago
Kirk: Toledo officials don't hate all blight
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 20 hours ago
Loving heart outweighs skin color
Letters to the Editor
In every tribute to the late Toledo mayor Jack Ford, the opening sentence usually mentions that he was the first African-American elected to be the city’s mayor (“Former Toledo mayor recognized for dedication to family, community,” March 30). That is noteworthy. …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
More vote suppression
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The transportation budget bill that the General Assembly has sent Gov. John Kasich includes a noxious amendment that would discourage out-of-state college students from voting in Ohio. The governor should veto this irresponsible provision before he signs the bill. …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
Oh, deer

Most of the suggested options to help control the region’s deer population are costly and flawed. This fact does not erase the frustration felt by homeowners who find deer waste on their sidewalks and lawns, and their flowers and landscaping destroyed by four-legged nibblers. …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
Chokehold

Two years ago, the U.S. Justice Department decided to help consumers by nudging banks to shut down the accounts of businesses it considered at high risk of engaging in fraud. The program, called “Operation Choke Point,” was administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the agency that regulates 4,500 U.S. banks. It seemed an effective way …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
No secret: Fuel rules unreasonable
Letters to the Editor
Why is The Blade so concerned with the secrecy of the city of Toledo’s incentive package for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“Secret Santa,” editorial, March 24)? …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
A 2016 pre-primary lowdown
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Ordinarily, the jockeying for the White House begins slowly, with whispered conversations and closed-door meetings. The early commitments come slowly, and all parties know they are tentative and mostly secret. …

3/30/2015 12:00 AM
Thinking of home under strange roof
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
NEW YORK — I came here to attend a private literary gathering and to read from my books. During my stay, I met some fascinating people. …




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