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Published 16 hours ago
Maumee Dearest: You can't always indict a ham sandwich
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 16 hours ago
Hagel’s departure
Editorials
Given the importance of the issues handled by the secretary of Defense, most Americans would probably prefer to hear that Chuck Hagel is leaving President Obama’s Cabinet over policy differences rather than a personal dispute. Administration officials privately portrayed Mr. Hagel as a passive leader who at times could not articulate a clear view of complicated military matters. …

Published 16 hours ago
Human threat
Editorials
A lethal combination of corrupt African officials, a rapacious oil company, and Chinese consumers with little conscience threatens Africa’s wild animals. …

Published 16 hours ago
Unfinished business
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The decision this week by a grand jury in Missouri not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last August has closed off one avenue for determining necessary accountability in the death of Michael Brown. Although the grand jury’s judgment — the product of a three-month process — has …

Published 16 hours ago
If city can buy land, then open pools
Letters to the Editor
If the city of Toledo can afford to spend $3.25 million to purchase the vacant Southwyck Shopping Center property, it should be able to come up with the money to open and maintain city pools, assets that the city owns and has a responsibility to maintain (“Council votes 7-5 to acquire former Southwyck site,” Nov. 19). …

11/25/2014 12:00 AM
‘Stupidity’ remark a sad commentary
Letters to the Editor
The great shining achievement of the liberal-progressive Democratic Party — the Affordable Care Act — remains highly unpopular (“‘Obama-care’ consultant’s comments spark furor,” Nov. 14). Economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the chief designers of Obama-care, credited “the stupidity of the American voter” for its passage. …

11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Pity the ‘pit bull’
Opinion
For decades, the “pit bull” has stood head and shoulders above other dogs as the most vilified of American pets. As a result, many Ohio communities, including several in the Toledo area, still have breed-specific ordinances that declare so-called “pit bulls” inherently more vicious. …

11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Never mind
Opinion
Of all the scandals that have been laid at the feet of the Obama Administration, none has been the subject of greater obsession than the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. With official treachery simply assumed, the word “Benghazi” has come to crystallize all that conservative critics think is wrong with the White House.…

11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Deferring deportation
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President Obama has made clear that he intends to keep his promise to fix America’s broken immigration system — with or without Congress’ help. …

11/24/2014 12:00 AM
An artful Chicago visit
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent weekend visit to Chicago to attend a conference reaffirmed my appreciation and admiration for the windy city on Lake Michigan. …