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4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: The new I-75
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Extend jobless benefits
Editorials
The U.S. Senate voted this week to extend — for five months — emergency jobless benefits for nearly 3 million Americans who have been out of work for more than six months. Now, members of the Republican-controlled House, led by Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, must tame their obstructionist egos and do what is right for people who …

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
For Toledo City Council
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The election of D. Michael Collins as mayor of Toledo created a vacancy in the City Council seat he formerly held in South Toledo’s District 2. Voters will fill that position in a special election May 6; The Blade recommends that they select Democrat BOB VASQUEZ. …

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Work in progress for Michigan Dems
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Remarkably, seven months before the November elections, Michigan Democrats and Republicans have the main candidates on their statewide tickets virtually in place. But not quite. …

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Violence and response
Editorials
In the midst of shock and sorrow, there is bewilderment. The mass attack this week at a suburban Pittsburgh high school — in which 21 students and a security guard were injured, stabbed, or slashed, including three critically — leaves a host of unanswered questions. While the shrieks and sobs still echo, all the questions boil down to one: Why?…

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Carter’s qualms can spur change
Letters to the Editor
Former President Jimmy Carter’s expression of anxiety and suspicion about National Security Agency monitoring of his email should capture everyone’s attention (“Jimmy Carter’s qualms,” editorial, March 28). …

4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: General Motors ethics
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t just grill GM’s new CEO
Letters to the Editor
Why was General Motors’ new chief executive, Mary Barra, grilled before Congress about the automaker’s recalls (“GM’s shame,” editorial, April 9)? She is only months from having accepted the position at GM, and likely was not privy to the inner structure of GM over recent years. …

4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t lower the standards
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A good state law requires Ohio utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity sales from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025. Utilities also must adopt energy-efficiency measures aimed at cutting electricity consumption in the state by 22 percent in the same period. …

4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Silly season
Editorials
Crime bills tend to bring out the demagogue in politicians. That’s especially true in an election year, when lawmakers typically introduce a number of preposterous bills, regardless of their consequences or even whether they have a chance to pass. …