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Published 12 hours ago
Follies of youth
Editorials
America’‍s experiment with harsh punishment of nonviolent offenders has proved self-defeating. Rather than lessening crime, the policies promote recidivism when such offenders can’t find jobs, fall into poverty, and return to crime. …

Published 12 hours ago
Head in the sand
WASHINGTON POST
Any good business executive knows that the world is full of risks, ignored at a company’s peril. Smart firms account for these possibilities, adjusting their plans so they aren’t caught flat-footed. The same can be said of wise societies. …

Published 12 hours ago
Before the guests arrive
Featured Editorial: Home
Gov. John Kasich wants his fellow Republicans from across the country to tour Lake Erie when they come to Cleveland for the GOP’s national convention in two years. That gives the governor time to help clean up the living room before the company gets here, if he is so inclined. …

Published 12 hours ago
Priest deserves a full funeral
Letters to the Editor
Many people do not believe that Father Gerald Robinson committed the crime of which he was convicted (“Convicted priest; Robinson to have diocesan funeral; Arrangements anger survivors group,” July 6). Some who knew him well do not believe he was capable of such violence. They believe he was innocent, as he declared. …

Published 12 hours ago
Michigan Senate race has hint of finality
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — In politics, things are never over until they are over — especially in Michigan. …

7/10/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Prepping for the GOP convention
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/10/2014 12:00 AM
No exemption for bias
Editorials
Last month, President Obama said he is drafting an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors — which employ about 20 percent of the U.S. work force — from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But now the President is beseeched to exempt religious employers from that order. He should decline the invitation. …

7/10/2014 12:00 AM
Comfort the comfortable
Featured Editorial: Home
As Gov. John Kasich’s re-election campaign shifts into high gear, his administration is extolling the $800 million surplus in the current two-year state budget. The Republican governor and lawmakers are congratulating themselves on budget legislation they enacted that will give Ohio taxpayers more than $400 million in tax cuts this fiscal year. …

7/10/2014 12:00 AM
Companies are miscast as people
Letters to the Editor
First, there was the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, which said a corporation is a person (“Not a prayer,” editorial, July 1). That enables chief executive officers to channel billions of corporate dollars to candidates who will do their bidding in Washington. …

7/9/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: Stainbrook's Minions
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST