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3/22/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio schools snowed under
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
What a calamity. Only Ohio lawmakers could turn a punishing winter into a political issue. But they play in a separate universe from the rest of the state. …

3/22/2014 12:00 AM
Who runs the Internet?
LOS ANGELES TIMES
One of the technological marvels of the Internet is that it acts as a unified system, even though it’s a global collection of disparate computer and communications networks. That’s thanks in part to the use of a common address book administered by a nonprofit group created and overseen by the U.S. government. …

3/22/2014 12:00 AM
Flawed fast track
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Foreclosures that drag on in the court system for months, even years, are costing Ohio between $24 million and $129 million, according to a new study by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland researchers. The study argues that fast-tracking foreclosures of vacant properties could save a lot of money by reducing deadweight losses, such as the accelerated depreciation of these …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
Shorting women’s hospital wrong
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Nobody would compare Wayne State University to Yale. But in one area — research into at-risk pregnancies — Detroit’s huge state university outranks the Ivy League school. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: The One Commandment
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
Will wrong; IRS does what’s right
Letters to the Editor
In his March 11 op-ed column, “The IRS’ behavior taxes credulity,” George F. Will says that the Internal Revenue Service “hopes to nullify with new rules, the legal right of 501(c)(4) groups, many of which are conservative, to participate in politics.” The principle is that charitable contributions are tax-exempt and political contributions are not. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
More light
Editorials
This is Sunshine Week, a time to celebrate the First Amendment and our ability to keep government bodies accountable and transparent by demanding open meetings and access to public documents. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
Delayed gratitude
Editorials
As if war doesn’t come with enough injustices, the United States has not always honored those who made incredible sacrifices to defend their country. Racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice has sometimes determined who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, and who didn’t. …

3/21/2014 12:00 AM
City budget du jour
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In 10 days, the city of Toledo must ratify its budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. So far, the administration of Mayor D. Michael Collins and City Council have made budget decisions largely ad hoc: a pay raise for white-collar city employees here, a decision not to reopen Ottawa Park’s ice rink there. …