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Published 17 hours ago
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. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
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. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Motor City is better, but needs tune-up
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — So the Motor City’s crisis is over, right? Think again. Now comes the hard part. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
All is not calm
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The election was only six weeks ago. New Year’s Day is barely two weeks away. This is supposed to be a quiet time, filled with holiday gatherings, festive songs, and a carol with the word “silent” in its title. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Time for ODOT to take an alternate route
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
OK, let’s say you’re on a trip and you’re rolling down the interstate near Des Moines. You’re approaching one of those lighted overhead message boards that tell you how many minutes away you are from a major exit. Except this one doesn’t say that at all. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Help didn't come soon enough
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Brett Jan’s mind was racing. The 33-year-old Toledoan hadn’t slept for days, and his lifelong battle with depression and anxiety had gripped him in a vise of addiction. Struggling with heroin and alcohol, he needed help but still had hope. …

12/13/2014 12:00 AM
The adventure of adoption
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Christmas miracle is 16 years old today. I first wrote about it in a December, 1998, column. …

12/12/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. democrats lick their wounds
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — What’s wrong with Democrats? …

12/11/2014 12:00 AM
The 14-billion year scale
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The most contentious historical question in the country is not a dispute over whether the United States is at heart a revolutionary or conservative force in world affairs, or a conflict over how deep Abraham Lincoln’s devotion was to the anti-slavery cause, nor even a battle over the origins of the Cold War. …

12/9/2014 12:00 AM
We can't breathe
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
African-Americans feel as though there’s a boot on our collective necks — one that tightens and crushes our larynx with every unjustified beating, Tasing, chokehold, or shooting. …