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3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Collins’ rhetoric needs funds
Letters to the Editor
Mayor D. Michael Collins has promised to clean the city of Toledo of blight and crime “one neighborhood at a time” (“Mayor touts $244M general-fund budget; Collins defends city pay raises,” March 20). This is wonderful, inspirational political rhetoric, but will he be able to fulfill his promise on such a tight budget? …

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: To the bereaved

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Flawed justice
WHETHER the right decisions were rendered last week in the military’s two high-profile cases of sexual assault is a matter of some dispute. Given the shape of the cases before them, the judges in both probably made the right calls. But the process along the way was so flawed that it’s hard to have any confidence that justice was …

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Wither Arab Spring
The promise of the Arab Spring that swept through much of North Africa and the Middle East two years ago has yet to be realized. Although dictators and autocrats found their regimes buckling and sometimes collapsing under the weight of popular uprisings, the governments that replaced them haven’t been beacons of democracy. …

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Boneheaded bill
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A bill that abolishes new or renewed Joint Economic Development Zones passed the Ohio House of Representatives last week, much to the shock and dismay of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins. …

3/26/2014 7:22 AM
Maumee Dearest: 3-26
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3/25/2014 8:57 PM
End Putin’s bid for fossil fuel
Letters to the Editor
The March 18 commentary by The Blade’s Mike Sigov, “Courage required to handle Putin,” gives a good account of the Ukraine situation, but for the United States to ask for help from China is not the solution. …

3/25/2014 8:22 PM
‘Giant chicken from hell’
The pantheon of really strange dinosaurs just got a little stranger. Last week, the world got its first look at a creature that lived 66 million years ago. …

3/25/2014 8:19 PM
Danger and desperation
Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly have turned state government into an instrument for assaulting women’s reproductive rights. A shrewd but insidious strategy to enact a series of restrictions on the availability of safe and medically supervised abortions — without challenging their constitutionality — has worked here and around the country. …

3/25/2014 8:18 PM
Cheap shots
Two bills are likely to soon reach Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that would mandate suspicion-based drug testing for those on welfare. It’s an unnecessary and misguided measure that Governor Snyder should veto. …