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7/9/2014 12:00 AM
Challenge, not disaster
Editorials
ARE hundreds of thousands of Americans getting government money they aren’t entitled to because of Obamacare? Illegal immigrants too? Is it all further evidence that the Obama Administration is incompetent and the system unworkable? …

7/9/2014 12:00 AM
Heavy toll
Editorials
FOR 15 years, the United States has balked at signing a global treaty banning land mines. President Obama now says the United States will no longer produce such mines or replace expired ones, and will move toward signing the treaty at an unspecified date. …

7/9/2014 12:00 AM
Small ball, big stakes
Editorials
HENRY Kissinger is widely, if dubiously, credited with the observation that academic politics are so vicious because the stakes are so small. Mr. Kissinger evidently has not encountered the Lucas County Republican Party. …

7/9/2014 12:00 AM
Where’s outcry on 3 killings?
Letters to the Editor
Where is the world’s condemnation of the hateful act of the killing of three Israeli teenagers (“Israel finds 3 bodies, says Hamas will pay,” July 1)? …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk Walters: NSA and ISIS
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Go big on immigration
Editorials
President Obama finally has declared his independence from a suffocating debate over immigration reform that Republicans in Congress had never seriously joined. After waiting too long for the obstructionists to move, Mr. Obama has freed himself to do what he can to fix the broken-down system. …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Looking for a leader
Editorials
The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority isn’t running out of gas — yet. But it needs a steady, reliable, and sustainable funding source to meet this region’s increasing needs for mobility and economic growth. …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Big-money politics threatens our democracy
BY CATHERINE TURCER
AS AMERICANS celebrated the birth of our Republic last weekend, I reflected on the force that is most strongly pushing our representative democracy to the brink of extinction: the obscene amount of special-interest money pouring into our electoral process from a handful of multimillionaires and corporations. …

7/8/2014 12:00 AM
Raising gas tax hurts poor
Letters to the Editor
Increasing the gasoline tax is a quick political solution to raising money for road repair, but not thoughtful (“Road to ruin,” June 30). Raising the gas tax adversely affects the working poor, not the wealthy. …

7/7/2014 12:00 AM
Pakistan paying for fallout
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The Pakistani army’s aerial attacks against Taliban hideouts in tribal areas are showing results. There are confusion and disarray in their ranks. Some important players in the Taliban movement have been killed. …