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12/20/2014 12:00 AM
Hijacked Hollywood
Opinion
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s decision to shelve the release of its comedy movie The Interview after a cyberattack and related terror threats is likely to have long-lasting implications for national security in America. The multibillion-dollar media company has done a disservice to foreign policy and this country’s right to free forms of art and expression. …

12/20/2014 12:00 AM
Taxing times
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Facing falling revenue and increasing costs, Lucas County commissioners propose raising the county sales tax from the current 7 percent to 7.25 percent. The increase is essential for the county and its more than 400,000 residents. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Cromnibus spending bill
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Motor City is better, but needs tune-up
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — So the Motor City’s crisis is over, right? Think again. Now comes the hard part. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Right move on Cuba
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President Obama’s move to pursue normalized relations with Cuba is the right decision. The diplomatic and trade embargo imposed on Cuba more than a half-century ago is an outdated relic of the anticommunist Cold War that long ago lost whatever effectiveness it may once have had. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Flu fight
Editorials
Short of barricading yourself in your home until spring, getting a flu shot is your best line of defense against the virus. The flu season usually peaks in January or February; there’s still time to get vaccinated, and it should be a priority. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
TNR’s trials
Editorials
Ordinarily, editorial intrigue at a magazine with a small subscription base would not get the coverage that The New Republic has received in recent days. Although most Americans have never heard of the magazine, much less read it, the mass resignations of writers and editors at the venerable opinion journal made headlines. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. needs fewer laws, regulations
Letters to the Editor
George F. Will’s Dec. 13 op-ed column, “Eric Garner, criminalized to death,” was spot on. Mr. Garner’s death was caused by overcriminalization, which was responsible for the excessive force used in his death. …

12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Tiger Ridge Exotics doesn’t deserve to be called an animal refuge
BY BRITTANY PEET
A recent editorial in The Blade about Kenny Hetrick and his animal refuge, Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, Ohio, places the blame for the surplus of captive wild animals where it belongs: with institutions such as Massillon Washington High School, which obtains a new tiger cub as a mascot every year. But this does not excuse Mr. Hetrick’s disregard …

12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Then vs now in Ohio executions
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST