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Published 23 hours ago
Pope’s plea for forgiveness is not enough
Marilou Johanek
Pope Francis recently begged the countless victims of clerical abuse to forgive him for the “evil” committed by Catholic clergy. …

Published 23 hours ago
The left is intolerant? No, it’s the right
Letters to the Editor
I agree with Charles Krauthammer’s April 13 op-ed column, “The left’s intolerance is totalitarianism,” but not in the way he intended. …

Published 23 hours ago
Worthy honor
Editorials
There were other worthy contenders for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service, announced this week. But no reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home and abroad. …

Published 23 hours ago
Looking for a leader
Editorials
A recent transportation summit sponsored by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments put an overdue focus on mass transit, noting its importance to economic development and attracting young people. Roughly 150 area officials — local politicians, municipal administrators, planners, and social service providers — learned about transit success stories in Grand Rapids, Mich., Ann Arbor, and other regions, demonstrating …

Published 23 hours ago
Healthier outlook
Editorials
In politics as in roulette, it is not advisable to place all your bets on one number. But that is what Republicans have done in their unwavering opposition to what they derisively call Obamacare — and the numbers continue to be unlucky for them. …

4/18/2014 11:23 AM
Kirk: All talk, no action
Editorial Cartoons

4/17/2014 8:34 PM
Tangled Web
Editorials
The General Assembly won’t allow Ohioans to register to vote online. But Gov. John Kasich’s administration and some lawmakers want to require the great majority of the state’s jobless workers to apply for and claim unemployment benefits online, even if they lack computer skills or access. That’s wrong. …

4/17/2014 8:32 PM
Critical India vote
Editorials
The United States has had a relatively easy time working with India in recent years, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the experienced Congress Party in power. …

4/17/2014 8:31 PM
Symphony success
Editorials
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s musicians and staff deserve a thunderous round of applause for the orchestra’s breathtaking recent performance at Huntington Center. The April 6 event attracted 3,000 concertgoers who heard more than 1,000 singers from 30 choirs accompany the symphony. …

4/17/2014 8:30 PM
The high cost of running for Congress
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE COLUMNIST
LANSING — Ninety years ago, Will Rogers made audiences laugh by saying: “America has the best politicians money can buy.” …