Thursday, February 26, 2015
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2/25/2015 12:00 AM
Cupcake tax?

Scientists who are helping to rewrite America’s dietary guidelines propose that consumers pay special taxes on sugary soft drinks and other junk food. As the nation’s obesity epidemic continues to soar, the federal government must at least consider such unorthodox solutions for curbing unhealthy eating. …

2/25/2015 12:00 AM
Agenda for renewal
A new study of American cities confirms what’s been apparent for a long time: Ohio’s cities are among the most economically skewed in the country. This dismal conclusion should encourage Gov. John Kasich to develop a comprehensive urban agenda in his second and final term. …

2/25/2015 12:00 AM
New store is great; but location isn’t

I was thrilled to read that Whole Foods is coming to Toledo, but disappointed that it will be in the congested Secor Road-Central Avenue area (“West Toledo gains new grocer; Whole Foods will open new store on Secor Road,” Feb. 13). …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Marriage ban reversal is delightful

I am pleased that the decision not to allow ministers to perform marriage ceremonies at the Lucas County Courthouse was reversed (“Weddings to go on at Lucas Co. Courthouse; 2-1 vote reverses committee’s ban,” Feb. 19). …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: ISIS member reacts to job

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Jeb Bush’s tightrope walk
Jeb Bush has been a putative candidate for the White House for only a few weeks, and already he is discovering that presidential politics requires an elegant equipoise. …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Immigration setback

President Obama’s compassionate decision last year to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation quickly became the target of vitriol by conservative leaders who are content to slam the White House’s efforts without offering solutions of their own. …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Mrs. Clinton’s ethics

Donors to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation include a number of foreign governments. That creates an ethical bog for Hillary Clinton, the ex-secretary of State and favorite for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. …

2/24/2015 12:00 AM
Paying for the bridge

People in this region whose well-being depends on a healthy manufacturing sector — pretty much all of us — owe a debt of gratitude to Canada. Thanks to the United States’ most important economic partner, the New International Trade Crossing bridge over the Detroit River is all but certain to be built. …

2/23/2015 12:00 AM
What happened to proper use of words?
Funny thing about the word “awesome.” It’s been in the dictionary ever since there have been dictionaries. But over the course of the last generation or so, we have managed to debase it and dilute it to the point of irrelevance. What’s worse, we don’t have names any more. We’re all just “dude.” …

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