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6/23/2014 12:00 AM
A nation divided
Editorials
When the center cannot hold, things fall apart. But the problem of polarization can’t be confined to Congress anymore — a new survey from the Pew Research Center shows that Americans are increasingly trenchant in their ideologies as well. …

6/23/2014 12:00 AM
United living
Editorials
It should be an inalienable right in America that every person has the opportunity to build a better life. But economic hardships, unemployment, and disparities in health care and education have stifled that possibility for many. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Blight City? It depends where you stand
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Just after I moved from Detroit to Toledo a year ago, I spent hours driving around the city. Toledo seemed smaller than it is, more like a city of 150,000. But what really struck me was how good — how solid — the city looked and felt. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Papers walk fine line on foul language
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
When you are publishing a family newspaper, where do you draw the line when it comes to language and good taste? …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
The morphing of Mississippi politics
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Do not for a minute think that this week’s Senate runoff in Mississippi is about Thad Cochran. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Series ignores beautiful truth of Toledo
Letters to the Editor
Your series “The Ugly Truth about Toledo” ignores one thing: the beautiful truth about Toledo. Your June 15 article “Blight scars city; Residents, officials decry the mounting mess” virtually ignores all of the neighborhood stabilization programs and various agencies that are working to address blight left behind in the wake of the foreclosure epidemic. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Community pools
Featured Editorial: Home
What happens when members from a motorcycle club, various trade unions, and community groups conspire with an elected official? Not as criminal enterprise, as one might first think. Instead, this group helped save summer for hundreds of Toledo children who will use the pools the city was too broke to open. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Star prisoner
Editorials
The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Obama during his visit to Pittsburgh last week, have gone smoothly so far and are a credit to American authorities. …

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Packing list
NEW YORK TIMES
On June 4, a 32-year-old woman tried to get through security at San Antonio International Airport with a loaded .380 caliber Diamondback pistol in her carry-on bag. This wasn’t a freak occurrence. Transportation Security Administration officials intercepted 18 guns on that day alone — a single-day record in what looks to be a record-setting year.…

6/22/2014 12:00 AM
Let the sunshine into Ohio government
BY GREG R. LAWSON
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” In Ohio, the need for the disinfecting sunlight of government transparency and accountability has never been greater. …