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8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Double-dip move unfair to colleagues
Letters to the Editor
Maybe double-dipping isn’t a problem for the writer of the Aug. 18 Readers’ Forum letter “Double-dipping isn’t a problem.” But for some of us, it is. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Turkey’s turmoil
NEW YORK TIMES
It is no surprise that Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s first direct election for president. He has served as prime minister since 2002; over the intervening years, he has skillfully and ruthlessly established control and cowed any serious opposition, which was weak to begin with. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Mine fallout
Editorials
Coal producers continue to close mines and reduce operations, eliciting shock and dismay among workers who will lose their jobs. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Food stamp politics
Featured Editorial: Home
The State of Ohio’s refusal to seek an extension of food stamp eligibility in all 88 counties will disproportionately harm poor and minority residents. Advocacy groups have filed a civil rights complaint about the policy; it deserves attention. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. — What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure? …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: James Foley
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
9/11 analogy from mayor disappoints
Letters to the Editor
I have supported Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins throughout the water debacle, but I am now seriously questioning his capacity to think (“Mayor says water crisis is similar to 9/​11; Both were wake-up calls, led to second-guessing,” Aug. 19). …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Blood-soaked villainy
WASHINGTON POST
With each day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists who are terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Public beware
Editorials
Public-private partnerships — so-called P3s — occur when governments join private companies to do public work or assume a public function. When that happens, the adage “let the buyer beware” is updated: Let the deal-maker beware. Let the public beware too. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Standing against violence
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The Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives has approved a bill that would modify the state’s concealed-weapons law, greatly expanding the circumstances in which Ohioans may shoot to kill. The bill is before a Senate committee, where no action is expected until the lame-duck session after the November election. This unnecessary, risky measure should not reach Gov. John …