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7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Out of this world
Editorials
When Apollo 11 took off from the Kennedy Space Center in 1969, with three astronauts aboard who intended to reach the moon four days later, it was not a foregone conclusion that the mission would succeed. To the contrary, there was a high probability it would fail. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Sense and sentencing
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Unreasonable and costly federal sentencing guidelines enacted in the 1980s and 1990s have led to excessive sentences that even judges have objected to. Mandatory-minimum sentences are applied in 15,000 drug cases a year. …

7/26/2014 12:00 AM
What would Thomas Edison do?
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
If Thomas Alva Edison had to rely on committees, commissions, and shifting political sensitivities, the light bulb might have stayed a theory. It might have been talked to death or shelved for lack of consensus. …

7/26/2014 12:00 AM
Improper probes
Editorials
A new report by Human Rights Watch offers an extensive and blistering review of investigative and prosecutorial abuses in American terrorism investigations. …

7/26/2014 12:00 AM
Saving Southwyck
Editorials
Talk of redeveloping the site of the former Southwyck Shopping Center began years before the mall closed six years ago. Revitalization of the property is long overdue, and city officials must put together a workable deal. …

7/26/2014 12:00 AM
Persistent poverty
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Ohio’‍s poorest residents continue to sink further into poverty, even as Gov. John Kasich lauds the state’s economic recovery. It is a disingenuous election-year ploy at a time when thousands of Ohioans struggle to afford such basic needs as food, shelter, clothing, and health care. …

7/26/2014 12:00 AM
Pill hysteria hurts those in need
Letters to the Editor
Vicodin and Percocet hysteria is hurting people (“Let’s fight this epidemic without heroin hysteria,” op-ed column, July 13). I have a debilitating disease. My quality of life is tied to my medication. …

7/25/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Put-In-Bay or Put-in-Cuffs?
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/25/2014 12:00 AM
Hamas’ depraved strategy
WASHINGTON POST
The distinguishing feature of the latest war between Israel and Hamas is “offensive tunnels,” as the Israeli army calls them. As of this week, 28 had been uncovered in Gaza, and nearly half extend into Israel, according to Israeli officials. …

7/25/2014 12:00 AM
Merging schools
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In the past two decades, decreases in state aid, depressed property values, and anti-tax sentiments, among other things, have forced local governments and school districts to do more with less. Communities have tried to operate more efficiently by sharing administrative duties and police, fire, and other services. …