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4/12/2014 12:00 AM
Living their Cinderella dreams
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
A high school prom is not the pinnacle of anything. Those of us who left high school in the rearview mirror eons ago know there is a life beyond the prom, locker gossip, and the latest litmus test of teenage acceptance. …

4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Work in progress for Michigan Dems
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Remarkably, seven months before the November elections, Michigan Democrats and Republicans have the main candidates on their statewide tickets virtually in place. But not quite. …

4/7/2014 12:00 AM
Media clichés stand test of time
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A couple of years ago, we had fun with a piece that lamented how clichés abuse and degrade our language. The column ignited (dare I say it?) a firestorm of reader reaction. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Don't bet against FitzGerald yet
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ed FitzGerald has seven months to (1) make himself known to Ohio voters and (2) persuade them to fire John Kasich and hire him as their governor. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Court limits campaign contributions
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
With its members holding lifetime tenure and sheltered from elections and polls, the U.S. Supreme Court has the capacity to structure the politics of the other two branches. It did so in 2000, when it settled the electoral standoff between Al Gore and George W. Bush. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Crimea could lead to wider conflict
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
The anti-U.S. hysteria in Russia is so rampant in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s military annexation of Crimea that some journalists-turned-propagandists can’t stop using Kremlin-coined cliches once they come home after a busy shift of mudslinging. …

4/5/2014 12:00 AM
Engaging in social media isolates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The term “social media” is a misnomer. There is nothing inherently social about tapping into cyberspace. …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Like father, like son
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Phil Cavanagh was a newborn when his father faced his first election: the 1961 primary for mayor of Detroit. His dad, a little-known young lawyer, finished a poor second. The incumbent was seen as invincible. …

3/31/2014 12:00 AM
Of science and faith
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
There were two intriguing and fascinating lectures this month at the University of Toledo. Held separately on two different days and venues, they touched upon science and religion. …

3/30/2014 1:05 AM
Reading program helps youth
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
They are some of Toledo’s most influential young and professional African-American men — among them a bank executive, a Bowling Green State University administrator, and a public library facilities employee — who quietly disappear from their demanding jobs for at least an hour a week. …