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Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. — What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure? …

Published 9 hours ago
Kirk: James Foley
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

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9/11 analogy from mayor disappoints
Letters to the Editor
I have supported Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins throughout the water debacle, but I am now seriously questioning his capacity to think (“Mayor says water crisis is similar to 9/​11; Both were wake-up calls, led to second-guessing,” Aug. 19). …

Published 9 hours ago
Blood-soaked villainy
WASHINGTON POST
With each day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists who are terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. …

Published 9 hours ago
Public beware
Editorials
Public-private partnerships — so-called P3s — occur when governments join private companies to do public work or assume a public function. When that happens, the adage “let the buyer beware” is updated: Let the deal-maker beware. Let the public beware too. …

Published 9 hours ago
Standing against violence
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The Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives has approved a bill that would modify the state’s concealed-weapons law, greatly expanding the circumstances in which Ohioans may shoot to kill. The bill is before a Senate committee, where no action is expected until the lame-duck session after the November election. This unnecessary, risky measure should not reach Gov. John …

8/21/2014 12:00 AM
Syria’s chemical weapons
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama Administration’s foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the country the President so vehemently sought to leave when he took office. …

8/21/2014 12:00 AM
Insult to injury
Editorials
Since 1973, coal miners who contract black lung disease have been eligible for monthly payments and medical benefits through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program recognizes the incurable affliction as an occupational hazard brought on by the inhalation of air thick with coal dust. …

8/21/2014 12:00 AM
Water crisis a failure of competence
Letters to the Editor
Toledo’s water crisis is a case of mismanagement within the city’s Department of Public Utilities and Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration. …

8/21/2014 12:00 AM
Lessons from Ferguson
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The powder keg that Ferguson, Mo., has become is the product of a small-town police force of dubious competence responding to residents’ grievances with a display of military-style weaponry.T …