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6/27/2015 12:00 AM
Finally
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of same-sex marriage, religious or Biblical beliefs had nothing to do with it. Equal application of the law, as established in the Constitution, was what the high court debated before ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
It's still hard to vote in Michigan
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — If you ask politicians in Michigan’s government about voting, they will tell you it is a right and a sacred duty. They will say that they want everyone to vote, in every election. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: GOP can't kill Obamacare
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
Right call on Obamacare

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday upholding federal tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act means that millions of middle-class and poor Americans — including hundreds of thousands in Ohio and Michigan — will remain able to buy the health insurance they need. That is a crucial, even life-saving, outcome. …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
Papal wisdom

Pope Francis, in an authoritative statement of Catholic Church doctrine, has aligned himself with the overwhelming scientific consensus on man-made climate change, affirming its reality and calling for immediate action to ease its effects. His remarks, in the encyclical “Laudato Si,” underscore the need for world leaders to face up to this grave challenge, and for all humans …

6/26/2015 12:00 AM
Spend on streets, not companies
Letters to the Editor
Your exposé of the $3.1 billion cost to repair city streets, “Critical condition: Toledo’s deteriorating streets,” was astounding. Where have city leaders been? Have they been asleep at their posts? …

6/25/2015 12:00 AM
Gun secrecy

State lawmakers are trying to sneak a number of pernicious measures into the new two-year budget, hoping Ohioans won’t notice. Among them is a Senate proposal that would revoke journalists’ already highly restricted access to lists of Ohioans who have permits to carry concealed weapons. …

6/25/2015 12:00 AM
On the fast track

Congress is effectively authorizing President Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf. Now both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals the President sends them include adequate protections of workers and the environment, enhance both the domestic economy and foreign relations, and do not provide venues for corporate exploitation. …

6/25/2015 12:26 AM
Kirk: The state of the government's data security
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

6/25/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s fire department must heal, evolve
BY LUIS SANTIAGO
For the past several weeks, I have endured repeated, venomous attacks. The accusations against me are serious, but they have no basis in fact. In response, I have tried to take the high road in the best interests of the city of Toledo and its fire department. …




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