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Friday, December 19, 2014
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Published 6 hours ago
Kirk: Cromnibus spending bill
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

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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. …

Published 6 hours ago
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 The diplomatic and trade embargo imposed on Cuba more than a half-century ago is an outdated relic of the anticommunist Cold War that long ago lost whatever effectiveness it may once have had. …

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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. …

Published 6 hours ago
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. …

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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. …

Updated 17 hours ago
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

12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Pakistan’s horror
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The massacre this week of 132 children and several teachers by Taliban fanatics at a school in Pakistan was every bit the act of “depravity” that President Obama described. If nothing else, it’s to be hoped that Pakistani leaders now understand that their vulnerable nation cannot ever seek accommodation with any terrorist organization, for any political purpose. …

12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Climate progress
Editorials
The United Nations conference on climate change that ended this week offered positive outcomes. But it also revealed the barriers that remain to addressing this crucial global problem. …