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No high on heroin
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The Obama Administration has frequently innovated on policy matters, even if the results weren’t wholly satisfactory. The Affordable Care Act, for example, remains an ambitious effort to craft a market-driven national health care plan that is comprehensive and accessible. …

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To those kicking an ailing Jimmy Carter
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The tweets were nasty. They came from Fox News and its fans. They took shots at an ailing former president, Jimmy Carter, after he announced that he has advanced cancer. …

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Nuclear dilemma

Environmental groups and others were outraged this summer when they learned of a plan in Canada to dispose of low and midlevel nuclear waste less than a mile from Port Huron, Mich., across from the tip of the state’s Thumb. Ontario Power Generation proposes to bury the stuff two football fields deep, in a solid rock formation that geologists say …

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Movie violence

The largest chain of movie theaters in the United States will begin checking customers’ bags in the wake of the theater shooting in Lafayette, La., last month. Other movie houses are doing the same. This is bad news for snack smugglers who will have to heed theaters’ no-outside-food rules, but it’s necessary to thwart copycat shooters and soothe …

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More gun laws won’t end killings
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Updated 19 hours ago
Immigrant-bashing worries asylum seekers
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Years ago, when being an immigrant was something people were proud of, children were made to learn these lines from Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus,” which is inscribed on a plaque on the Statue of Liberty: …

8/28/2015 12:00 AM
(Yet another) gun outrage
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If you get the feeling that a new mass shooting makes national headlines every day, you’re not far off: So far this year, the United States has endured 249 mass shootings — more than the number of days that have passed this year. Ten of them occurred in Ohio, the eighth-highest incidence in the country. …

8/28/2015 12:00 AM
Blade’s clout in election is in doubt
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8/27/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Air Hillary
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/27/2015 12:00 AM
Team of heroes

When French President Francois Hollande awarded  his nation’s Legion of Honor to three Americans and a British businessman this week, he expressed both France’s gratitude and the world’s admiration for their bravery in the face of mortal danger.  …




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