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To the editor: Student was seeking confrontation

Keith Burris wrote in his essay “The war on tolerance” that tolerance was “accepting, championing the same right to speak, assemble, and think for your neighbor as you would assert for yourself,” but he wasn’t exactly correct.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:45:00 GMT


Sports betting a possible source of mayor's aspirational goal

EVERYONE WANTS in on the potentially new legal cash cow of sports betting in Ohio, even the little children.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT


Kirk Walters: 3/8

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT


Suing for student safety: Courts may determine schools’ liability

Given the unfortunate ubiquity of mass shootings in America’s schools — 2018 had the most school-based violence in U.S. history, according to data from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School — and the lack of movement on gun reform in Congress, it is understandable that safety advocates are searching for any method they can find to limit the carnage. And so litigation has proven to be a particularly potent tool in the war on school violence, offering an opportunity to determine just how much responsibility a school has for ensuring student safety.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:15:00 GMT


Gov. DeWine, show us the details of your plan

Gov. Mike DeWine offered a grand ambition for Ohio in his first state of the state address Tuesday.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT


James Stern hoodwinks white racism

Those who think there is no moral progress in the world obviously didn’t catch the news about James Stern and the National Socialist Movement.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT


Take back school takeovers

All in one day, back in 2015, a quickie amendment was added to an education bill in Columbus and rushed through the General Assembly with no hearings and no committee research. The measure allows the state to take over failing school districts — and Toledo Public Schools is in real jeopardy of being taken over so that state officials can “fix” the struggling district.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT


Kirk Walters: 3/7

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT


FDA needs power to crack down on bogus cures

The days of snake-oil salesmen being able to hawk their junk to unaware American consumers are supposed to be in the distant past. But too many health supplements on the market today promise cures they can’t deliver and threaten consumers’ health.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT


Tipping the scales

Sometimes being a leader means telling your community some uncomfortable truths.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Kirk Walters: 3/6

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Call out Portman on guns

I was encouraged to read The Blade’s latest editorial favoring common-sense gun laws and decrying the National Rifle Association’s continuing attempts to block such life-saving legislation ( “Reasonable gun bills,” March 5). The piece was rightly critical not only of the NRA, but of the legislators who continue to rake in millions of dollars in contributions to do the bloody bidding of the pro-gun lobbyists.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:45:00 GMT


Discrimination or elitism?: Retailers should be required to accept paper money

As society digitizes at a rapid rate, there are often unforeseen consequences. Philadelphia is attempting to cut off one such consequence by passing a bill that would prohibit city stores from going cashless.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:45:00 GMT


To the editor: Keep Gish name at BGSU

I am writing to voice my opposition to the renaming of the Gish Film Theater on the campus of Bowling Green State University. The body of work of the two sisters is so much more than one film Lillian appeared in in 1915. There is an award that the sisters established named the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. To quote Lillian Gish, “It is my desire that the prize be awarded to a man or woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.” Several African-Americans have been awarded this prize, including Spike Lee in 2013. He said at the time that he was influenced by two of Lillian Gish’s films, Night of the Hunter and Birth of a Nation. I urge BGSU not to remove the Gish name from the theater.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:15:00 GMT


Rail money back in play

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom slashed a high-speed rail project for its high cost last month, it recalled a similar move by Ohio Gov. John Kasich in 2011.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT


To the editor: Both parties sophomoric

As an independent, I can only marvel at the sophomoric behavior of the two major political parties each of which is so ideologically driven, neither seems capable of compromise and both of which put party before country. During the Obama Administration the President himself was remarkably inflexible in dealing with a malleable Republican leadership struggling to contain its right wing. Today, the left wing-controlled Democrats cannot bring themselves to accept the fact that they lost the 2016 presidential election to a dark horse outsider like Donald Trump. They have become totally obsessed with ridding themselves of him even though he was constitutionally elected.The Republican opposition to President Obama pales in comparison to Democrats’ treatment of President Trump.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 22:10:52 GMT


Kirk Walters: 3/5

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:30:00 GMT


To the editor: Follow voters' lead on jail

I think it's time the City of Toledo and Lucas County Commissioners need to realize the citizens are done, and they showed that loud and clear in November. The purchase of the Detroit Avenue property was careless at best, purchasing land and then assuming the taxpayers will fund a levy of $180 million, for 37 years, and trying to block every effort to stop the Keep The Jail Downtown Group from getting on the ballot. It is simply a common sense issue. The jail belongs downtown. Learn your lesson and start over where we have room, and at a cost that is affordable for all the taxpayers.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:45:00 GMT


Supreme Court properly reins in asset forfeiture

Like most government agencies, police departments would like to have more money for people and equipment. Unlike most, they have at their disposal a potentially pernicious avenue for revenue generation — asset forfeiture.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:15:00 GMT


Reasonable gun bills

It’s only a matter of time before common-sense gun reform is codified in American law.

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 05:00:00 GMT


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