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We’re in a war, but we’re not at war
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
CHICAGO — The trains still screech on the elevated tracks of the Loop. The crowds still gather along the packed streets outside the iconic popcorn and nut outlets. Chicago never felt so normal as it did last week. …

9/22/2014 12:00 AM
Fraternal brotherhood
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
With age, it is said, comes wisdom. Not always, of course — a lot of old people are sent to prison. But I think the point has merit, something that was underscored for me when I was asked recently to help put together a college fraternity reunion. …

9/21/2014 12:00 AM
Don't count out FitzGerald just yet
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If, as the prevailing political narrative has it, Ed FitzGerald is a dead man walking, he isn’t accepting the autopsy report. Don’t call the undertaker just yet. …

9/20/2014 12:46 AM
Ohioans deserve a debate
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The handful of Ohioans who follow state politics are waiting for the debates to start. Spirited political discourse on a range of critical issues gives voters valuable insight about candidates. …

9/19/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmaker wants to protect interns
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Suppose your firm, like thousands of others, hires unpaid summer or year-round interns. Now suppose that the boss is sexually attracted to a young female intern. …

9/15/2014 12:00 AM
An ode to a squash legend, a gentleman, and a friend
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I write this column to mark the passing of Hashim Khan, the great squash legend and a personal friend. He passed away in Aurora, Colo., on Aug. 18, at the age of 100. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Rev. Lake should give it a rest
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Toledo’s best-known street preacher, the Rev. Slim Lake, is cooling out in the Lucas County jail, and no one who cares about disadvantaged kids or reducing violence in this community should rejoice. Whatever else he’s done, Lake has mentored and supported dozens of young people who have little else but him — kids who practically no one else in …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Letter from campaign not published
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Sharon Zahn-Davis was puzzled that The Blade would not publish her letter to the editor about Social Security and Medicare. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Romney a possible 2016 candidate
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Richard Nixon lost the presidency in 1960, was pilloried in his own party for losing to so inexperienced an opponent as John Kennedy, and eight years later was elected to the White House. …

9/13/2014 12:00 AM
Amid digital terror, a growing sadness
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
My octogenarian confidant was distressed. The global transmissions of two beheadings in the Middle East rattled her to the core. …