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7/4/2014 12:00 AM
Wayne County's future in doubt
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Few people outside the Detroit area normally know or care who the Wayne County executive — a sort of county mayor — is. But this year, that choice may be important to the wallets of everyone in Michigan. …

6/30/2014 12:00 AM
World Cup is an oasis in a desert
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I’ve figured out why soccer, a game that excites the rest of the world but elicits yawns most of the time in America, gets our attention for a few weeks every four years during the World Cup: …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
TPS aims to convert pride to tax dollars
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If sheer exuberance could persuade voters to pass the tax increase that Toledo Public Schools is seeking, Superintendent Romules Durant could start banking the proceeds now. His enthusiasm for his job, and for the vision he expresses of the school system’s prospects, is infectious. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
The giant, gentle life of Howard Baker
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Howard Baker, Jr., who died last week at 88, will be remembered in tributes for many things: The way he broke the century-long Democratic hold on Tennessee. His uncommonly decent reign as Senate majority leader. His wise, calm stewardship of the last years of Ronald Reagan’s presidency as White House chief of staff. …

6/27/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. gerrymandering sets stage for drama
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — There are a few things we know for sure about Michigan’s 14th U.S. House District, one of the most bizarrely shaped in the country: …

6/23/2014 12:00 AM
Some evangelists miss the point
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I was approached recently in the parking lot of a local park by a courtly, elderly man and his two female companions. They cheerfully greeted me, told me that God loves me, and handed me literature. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Blight City? It depends where you stand
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Just after I moved from Detroit to Toledo a year ago, I spent hours driving around the city. Toledo seemed smaller than it is, more like a city of 150,000. But what really struck me was how good — how solid — the city looked and felt. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Papers walk fine line on foul language
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
When you are publishing a family newspaper, where do you draw the line when it comes to language and good taste? …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
The morphing of Mississippi politics
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Do not for a minute think that this week’s Senate runoff in Mississippi is about Thad Cochran. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Let the sunshine into Ohio government
BY GREG R. LAWSON
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” In Ohio, the need for the disinfecting sunlight of government transparency and accountability has never been greater. …