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Hong Kong’s chilling summer

Since Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997, after a century of British rule, the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, has always had the authority to intervene in the semi-autonomous city. This summer that authority has been exercised with utter ruthlessness.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: What pro-life is really about

Signs urging people to vote pro-life are appearing now at election time, of course. The term pro-life has come to mean anti-abortion rights. The abortion issue is important, but being really pro-life is about much more than simply being anti-abortion rights

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Keeping data private

Michigan voters can strike a blow for liberty by approving an amendment to the state constitution that will protect personal data stored in electronic and digital form.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Trader Joe’s takes stand

Three cheers for Trader Joe’s for not bowing to online pressure over its product labeling.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: We need more ambitious women

“I’m not good enough. I’m not smart enough. I’m not old enough. I’m too old. I’m not strong enough. I can’t do this. What if I fail?”

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Housing help vital

In May Toledo officials announced the city would use $2 million in federal coronavirus-relief aid to provide emergency housing assistance. This is both necessary and wise.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Guys, ambitious women OK

Sunday’s editorial (“Careful, Joe,” Aug. 1) criticized potential vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris as being “not 80 percent or 90 percent ambition” but “all ambition.”

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Say good-bye to the penny

Those ubiquitous plastic containers near the convenience store cash registers usually carry a similar message: “Have a penny, leave a penny. Need a penny, take a penny.”

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


The Census counts

The people of Toledo must wake up to the importance of the census. The city continues to lag dangerously behind in filing census returns — and the losers will be the people of Toledo. The census has an impact on every single person in this city — and an undercount will imperil an already struggling municipality badly.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Double standards

On July 1 Derek Merrin, Ohio state representative in District 47, sent out the following tweet: “The four City Council members should immediately resign. They have lost the public trust. The residents of Toledo, businesses, and our region should not have to endure one more day of them holding office.” When Mr. Merrin posted his indignant tweet, the above-mentioned Democratic council members had been charged with receiving a few thousand dollars in exchange for their votes but were not yet indicted.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Conservatives not under attack at colleges

I see that right-wing pundits have returned to their complaints about liberal bias in academia. The latest example is David Brooks’ column “The future of noncomformity” that appeared in The Blade on July 27, in which he claims that conservatives are underrepresented in America’s universities and blames this on “the exclusion of conservatives from academic life.”

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Biogas as a solution

Kudos to The Blade’s Tom Henry for writing about local water issues for several decades, providing information about regional environmental factors and how these affect recreation, aesthetics, economy, and public health. He has also highlighted the work of regional environmental groups, including those brave enough to take legal action against violations of the Clean Water Act — a federal document meant to provide us with drinkable, swimmable, fishable waters.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Cast a wider news net

Political polarization is rising to intractable heights, and America’s news media is evidencing a similar split. It is therefore difficult to trust any individual outlet, written, televised or podcasted, to uphold the staunch old ideals of fairness and impartiality.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Happy hour

As Ohio officials trace the state’s surging coronavirus case numbers to the reopened bars and restaurants, Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that last call for drinks be moved up to 10 p.m. each night. It’s the latest on a long list of orders that makes almost no one in Ohio happy, even as it will protect public health and Ohio jobs.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Burris: Shells full of nuts

How would you explain our two “major,” political parties today?

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Meet northwest Ohio's greatest television icon

I’m more than a month late with this tribute, but so be it.

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT


Saturday Essay: Making it easier for Toledoans to get around

After participating in a public meeting about the future of Bancroft Street in 2016, I have worked to understand how people move across Toledo. Studying how people and transportation merge, it’s clear that Toledo can do better for all street users, especially pedestrians, wheelchair users, and cyclists.

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Follow the dirty money

Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s alleged criminal enterprise didn’t just line his own pockets and fix up his vacation home in Florida with thousands of dollars. His corrupted money helped boost the Ohio Republican Party and the Ohio House Campaign Committee to ensure the continued Republican monopoly of power in Ohio politics.

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Churchill out of context

Eighty years ago, the Battle of Britain was under way. It seems more worthy to note that and remember it than to defame Winston Churchill, the man whose words and resolve led the British people through their greatest crisis.

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


Sudan steps forward

Much of the world has been consumed by chaos. The coronavirus pandemic rages on. Domestic strife has furthered partisan divisions in the United States. And Hong Kong continues to battle for its freedom from authoritarian China.

Sat, 08 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT


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