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12/16/2014 12:00 AM
Bipartisan bad budget business
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Congress and President Obama faced a dismal choice as they took up the new $1.1 trillion federal spending bill: Enact a package that includes all sorts of noxious last-minute giveaways to special interests and political parties — Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo accurately called it a “Christmas tree bill” — or risk another government shutdown. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
JFK’s deeds outweigh his faults
Letters to the Editor
I was taken aback by columnist Keith C. Burris’ outrageous comments about President John F. Kennedy in his Dec. 4 commentary, “Cosby shows how power can corrupt.” He spoke of revelations of President Kennedy’s conduct that, if true, demonstrated “compulsions of a sick soul.” …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
All is not calm
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The election was only six weeks ago. New Year’s Day is barely two weeks away. This is supposed to be a quiet time, filled with holiday gatherings, festive songs, and a carol with the word “silent” in its title. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Time for ODOT to take an alternate route
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
OK, let’s say you’re on a trip and you’re rolling down the interstate near Des Moines. You’re approaching one of those lighted overhead message boards that tell you how many minutes away you are from a major exit. Except this one doesn’t say that at all. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Is there flawless torture?
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Interesting how, when the Senate Committee’s report on torture was released Dec. 10, the critics swiftly bellowed it was “flawed.” …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Riviera Maia closing was ill-timed
Letters to the Editor
My daughter lived at the Riviera Maia apartment complex for six years (“Residential ruins,” editorial, Dec. 11). …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Christmas cleanup
Opinion
Mayor D. Michael Collins has a Christmas gift for Toledoans: the removal of rubble from the sites of 24 houses that were destroyed by fire and demolished in various city neighborhoods. It’s a kind gesture, and it should encourage the mayor to be even more generous in the New Year. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Wait until next year
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Before they went home for the year, state senators killed a phony bill that, in the guise of cleaning up toxic algae in Lake Erie, would have jeopardized the lake and otherwise threatened the state’s environment. That was the right choice; doing nothing was preferable to passing the array of special-interest junk the state House had approved. …

12/14/2014 1:25 AM
Kirk: A bridge in need of repair
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Medication-assisted treatment helped me overcome my opiate addiction
BY DONALD CARR
I was given my first Percodan pill — a powerful opiate painkiller — when I was 17 years old. It was part of the treatment that followed surgery on my shattered leg, one of several critical injuries I suffered in a car wreck. …