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Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

10/21/2014 12:00 AM
Football hero loved more for who he is than for what he's done
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — He played defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the 1970s, and led the National Football Conference in punt-return average his second year in Detroit. He was the Lions’ defensive coordinator three decades later and served as the team’s interim head coach in 2005. As recently as two years ago, he was the defensive coordinator for …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Kasich: ‘I expect to be governor’
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
You wish, sort of, that Gov. John Kasich weren’t quite so affable. Then it would be easier to disagree with him about so many issues. …

10/18/2014 12:00 AM
Adults can learn a lot from teens
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The pretty face is framed in a colorful hijab. But the uneven eyes hold a dark truth. A smiling mouth dips slightly. It hints of facial paralysis. …

10/17/2014 12:23 AM
Pay hikes complicate Detroit deal
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — The carefully crafted “plan of adjustment” designed to give Detroit a new start seems likely to be largely approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes. …

10/14/2014 12:00 AM
Insurgency, indifference in the muddled midterms of 2014
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
WATERVILLE, Maine — With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. …

10/13/2014 12:00 AM
A plea for a death knell
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A funeral home in Saginaw, Mich., has added a new wrinkle to how we say a final farewell to our departed loved ones. It has added a drive-through window, through which visitors who are too busy to come inside for visitation can view the body from the comfort of their cars and then drive away. …

10/12/2014 12:00 AM
Don't panic over Ebola
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The death of the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the United States has brought the global health emergency home with frightening intensity. What do we do now? …

10/12/2014 12:00 AM
What’s poisoning Lake Erie?
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE COLUMNIST
In the two months since polluted runoff — most of it from farms and livestock operations — poisoned Toledo’s tap water, advocates have pushed for a disorienting number of solutions to clean up Lake Erie’s blooms of toxic algae. Many of them rightly advocate binding regulations on agricultural runoff and reinvestment in water treatment infrastructure. …