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1/8/2015 12:00 AM
Road map for Congress
WASHINGTON POST
The 113th Congress, which wrapped up at the end of 2014, was not quite the worst in history. According to one measure — the raw number of initiatives passed — it just beat the 112th, which set a modern-day low well below that of the do-nothing Congress Harry Truman beat up in 1948. …

1/8/2015 12:00 AM
Extending the euro
Editorials
The Euro Zone continues to grow, but also continues to show the strains of its diverse European membership. …

1/8/2015 12:00 AM
Tackling homicides
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The new year brings hopeful news that the number of Toledo homicides has stabilized after a two-year spike. Although any murder is one too many, the holding pattern is significant and should energize efforts to reduce violence through mentoring of young people. …

1/8/2015 12:00 AM
High schoolers show respect to veteran
Letters to the Editor
A week before Christmas, my wife and I stopped at Steak ’n Shake on Monroe Street for lunch. I was wearing my “Army Veteran” cap. …

1/7/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Franklin Park Mall on the weekends
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

1/7/2015 12:00 AM
Afghan overreach
NEW YORK TIMES
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan is known for occasionally being hot-tempered. But it was baffling to Western diplomats when, in recent days, he abruptly demanded that the United Nations Development Program, the agency that manages hundreds of millions of dollars provided by Western donors to run the police force, relinquish responsibility for the fund within six months. …

1/7/2015 12:00 AM
Closing the doors
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Most Toledo area teenagers who seek a weekend spot for hanging out at Franklin Park Mall will soon be out of luck: In response to what mall officials call requests from the public, the mall will close its doors to minors under age 18 after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, unless they are accompanied by an adult. …

1/7/2015 12:00 AM
Pension cuts a slap in face of retirees
Letters to the Editor
Congress passed legislation 40 years ago to protect Americans’ pensions, but last month gave in to lobbies representing companies that refuse to keep pension funds properly funded (“U.S. budget compromise lets pensions cut benefits,” Dec. 29). …

1/6/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: GOP-controlled Congress
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

1/6/2015 12:00 AM
Protesting is a right of great value
Letters to the Editor
There’s been a lot of media attention to the “black lives matter” protests in response to several police shootings of unarmed males (“Don’t blame protesters for NYC cop killings,” op-ed column, Dec. 27). Protesting is a constitutional right, yet many are uncomfortable with these demonstrations. …




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