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11/18/2014 12:00 AM
End pregnancy bias
Opinion
The United Parcel Service’s sudden reversal of its policy for pregnant employees last month took the public by surprise. The mail carrier is currently embroiled in a Supreme Court lawsuit against Peggy Young, a former employee who was denied a request to perform light duties during her pregnancy after her doctor advised her not to lift heavy boxes. …

11/18/2014 12:00 AM
Kasich voters ignored nutrition
Letters to the Editor
Gov. John Kasich should ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a work rule waiver for food stamp eligibility (“OK to bend the rules,” editorial, Nov. 7). If this waiver is not granted, 134,000 people will be ineligible for food stamps, in addition to the families who may have exhausted their meager benefits already. …

11/18/2014 12:00 AM
Shooting first
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Unless the state Senate comes to its senses and rejects a risky measure that gives gun owners a green light to shoot to kill, House Bill 203 is headed for Gov. John Kasich’s desk. Mr. Kasich should stand with Ohio police chiefs and promptly veto it. …

11/18/2014 12:00 AM
GOP trio on 2016 horizon
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
LEBANON, N.H. — Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party — amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders — a faint moderate heartbeat? …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Can’t we have our cake and eat it too?
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
When I was a beardless youth in England during the 1940s and ’50s, advertisements in shop windows read, “Rooms to let. No Irish, Coloreds, or dogs” were commonplace. Disgraceful, of course, and utterly illegal now. …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Fruit of Claudius’ labor soured Augustus
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
The story is told of an agronomical miracle in ancient Rome, and after much research, we are able to share it with you today. Many of the details had been lost to the ages, but with due diligence and author’s license, we have managed to put a little meat back on the bones. …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Common ground
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On many issues that face this nation, including the federal budget, immigration, and gun control, a petty and bickering Congress has failed to negotiate ways to move the country forward. …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
1-party rule of county, city OK?
Letters to the Editor
Blade Editor David Kushma’s Nov. 9 op-ed column, “For Ohio’s sake, Democrats must get their act together,” laments the fact that Ohio’s statewide political offices are dominated by Republicans. …

11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Invest in renewables
Opinion
As predictions about the effects of human-made climate change grow ever more alarming, lawmakers ought to be expanding programs that support still-nascent clean-energy industries. One such program is the production tax credit (PTC), which has benefited wind-power producers and other renewable electricity industries since 1992. …

11/17/2014 10:28 AM
Lucas County’s new jail: bigger, not better
BY MIKE BRICKNER SENIOR POLICY DIRECTOR OF THE ACLU OF OHIO
If you build it, they will come: This adage applies to a fictional baseball diamond, but it is equally relevant to the debate about a new jail in Lucas County. …