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4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Putting a face on opioid addiction
Letters to the Editor
Jeff Gerritt, The Blade’s deputy editorial page editor, put a face on our awful addiction crisis, which does not discriminate among its victims (“Heroin epidemic younger, whiter, but addiction horrors unchanged,” commentary, April 13). …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Make Common Core better in Ohio; don’t scrap it
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ohio is one of the 44 states whose public schools are basing their teaching on the educational standards called Common Core. But as the resistance — more political than pedagogical — to Common Core continues to heat up, so does the pressure on state officials to dump the national standards. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
These races are weather vanes for 2016
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
It happens every four years: The political party on the defensive tries to portray races in off-year elections as individual ones without a unifying theme. …

4/19/2014 12:00 AM
Pope’s plea for forgiveness is not enough
Marilou Johanek
Pope Francis recently begged the countless victims of clerical abuse to forgive him for the “evil” committed by Catholic clergy. …

4/19/2014 12:00 AM
The left is intolerant? No, it’s the right
Letters to the Editor
I agree with Charles Krauthammer’s April 13 op-ed column, “The left’s intolerance is totalitarianism,” but not in the way he intended. …

4/19/2014 12:00 AM
Worthy honor
Editorials
There were other worthy contenders for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for public service, announced this week. But no reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home and abroad. …

4/19/2014 12:00 AM
Looking for a leader
Editorials
A recent transportation summit sponsored by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments put an overdue focus on mass transit, noting its importance to economic development and attracting young people. Roughly 150 area officials — local politicians, municipal administrators, planners, and social service providers — learned about transit success stories in Grand Rapids, Mich., Ann Arbor, and other regions, demonstrating …

4/19/2014 12:00 AM
Healthier outlook
Editorials
In politics as in roulette, it is not advisable to place all your bets on one number. But that is what Republicans have done in their unwavering opposition to what they derisively call Obamacare — and the numbers continue to be unlucky for them. …

4/18/2014 11:23 AM
Kirk: All talk, no action
Editorial Cartoons

4/17/2014 8:34 PM
Tangled Web
Editorials
The General Assembly won’t allow Ohioans to register to vote online. But Gov. John Kasich’s administration and some lawmakers want to require the great majority of the state’s jobless workers to apply for and claim unemployment benefits online, even if they lack computer skills or access. That’s wrong. …