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Published 3 hours ago
Torture mocks U.S. values
Letters to the Editor
The Central Intelligence Agency and its apologists are engaged in a full-scale effort to protect themselves in response to the release of a Senate panel’s report on torture (“Cheney pushes back on torture report; ‘I would do it again,’ he said of the CIA program,” Dec. 15) . …

Published 3 hours ago
Unfinished justice
Opinion
For such a heavily anticipated policy change, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.’s, new framework on racial profiling is disappointing. …

Published 3 hours ago
Medicaid matters
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Amid this year’s good news about Americans’ enhanced access to health care, there is bad news as well: A new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that half of the doctors who are supposedly enrolled in the Medicaid program of low-income health care either aren’t accepting new patients or aren’t participating in the …

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A bittersweet walk down memory lane
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — During my annual visit to Peshawar, I seldom have the time or inclination to visit the neighborhood where I was born and grew up. This year, while passing through the old walled city, I decided to visit. I was unprepared for what I saw. …

Updated 18 hours ago
Not a drug dealer
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
The Rev. Slim Lake isn’t wearing his trademark leather shoes these days: one white, the other black — a sartorial sign of racial unity. Instead, he’s sporting a pair of plastic orange flip-flops, courtesy of the Lucas County jail. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Let’s take the time to get Common Core right in Ohio
BY MELISSA CROPPER AND CHERYL WILLIAMS
MANY lawmakers and political activists appear determined to perpetuate an endless debate over Ohio’s New Learning Standards, our version of the Common Core state standards. But teachers and school leaders across the state have been working hard to carry out the higher standards for student learning that we committed to years ago. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: U.S. relations with Cuba
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. should put pressure on Palestinians
Letters to the Editor
Your Dec. 1 editorial “Mideast cycle of violence” lists obstacles to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. You said the horrific and indiscriminate murders of Israeli civilians clearly presents a problem. However, your editorial said: “More alarming were the responses of Israeli leaders, who increasingly pursue policies inconsistent with the values of a liberal democracy.” …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Promenade Park’s river view is for public
Letters to the Editor
It is good that ProMedica is locating in downtown Toledo and is renovating the steam plant for corporate space. Yet taking picturesque space in Promenade Park to build a multistory parking garage for its convenience is unacceptable (“Parking in the park,” editorial, Dec. 16). …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Riviera Maia owners needed to treat tenants better
Letters to the Editor
The Riviera Maia apartment complex served residents for many decades, but has been shuttered because of unlivable conditions and complaints by tenants about faulty electrical wiring, black mold, and potholes in parking areas (“Former tenants sue Riviera Maia owners; Security deposits, illnesses among complaints,” Dec. 12). …