- Sunday, May 12, 2013
Jack Lessenberry: EEA raises questions
Ellen Cogen Lipton didn’t get a lot of notice during her first two terms in the Legislature.Continued ...
George Weeks: Second acts of wayward politicians
South Carolina’s Mark Sanford, who in 2011 left the governor’s office in disgrace amidst an extramarital affair but last week won a congressional seat in a special election, is the latest wayward politician to rebound in some manner.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 05/11/2013
$76K plus benefits?; Withdraw restrictions.Continued ...
Another View: Don’t sign on to Internet sales tax
Citing a new era of Internet commerce, big business and government have teamed to fast track Senate legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes on companies that reside outside their borders.Continued ...
Another View: Caffeinated food?
So how gullible are we? Food manufacturers say their caffeine-pumped food is intended for adults.Continued ...
Fact Check: Sen. John McCain's Gitmo exaggeration
Sen. John McCain exaggerated when he claimed that about 25 percent of prisoners released from Guantanamo have returned to terrorist activities in “leadership positions.”Continued ...
Fact Check: Congress and exemption from Obamacare?
Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?Continued ...
- Friday, May 10, 2013
Editorial: Tax debate will decide winners, losers
The issue: Lansing, Washington consider online sales taxes. Our view: There may be winners, but consumers will pay.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/10/2013
Just look at Leelanau; Death a part of life.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Editorial: EPA gives Badger a pass to pollute Lake Mich.
The issue: The SS Badger is sailing again. Our view: No way should the EPA allow this pollution to continue.Continued ...
Editorial: NRA president ready to fight
Anyone who perhaps hoped new leadership at the National Rifle Association would bring a chance for dialogue on the gun issue should think again.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/09/2013
Undermine trust; Didn’t truly matter; Who pays bills?Continued ...
Another View: Senate wants to give states more taxing power
Congress is taking a stab at tax fairness. At least, where states are concerned. If you’re looking for meaningful reform of the federal tax code, that’s going to have to wait.Continued ...
Phil Power: Some tips for graduates
It’s graduation season and last Friday, I had the honor of giving a commencement address to those earning economics degrees at the University of Michigan.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Editorial: State obliged to provide criminal defense for indigent
They are ugly statistics that paint a picture of a state heading down an unsustainable — and unjust — path.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/08/2013
Tax-free traffic calming; Endorsing scientists?Continued ...
Another View: Probe handling of intelligence
We welcome an investigation into the handling of intelligence related to suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Editorial: Congress must better defend military women
The issue: Military brass may lose right to reverse convictions. Our view: It’s the right and ethical thing to do.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/07/2013
A narrow mind; True customer service.Continued ...
Forum: Transportation funding and need
With spring finally upon us, memories of the long winter are fading. But the even longer pothole season is still with us. It’s a good time to discuss the condition and funding of our roads.Continued ...
- Monday, May 6, 2013
To four area high schools — Traverse City West Senior High School, Leland Public School, Traverse City Central High School and Benzie Central High School — which ranked among the top public high schools in Michigan, according to nationwide rankings.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/06/2013
Consider part-time benefits; A few negatives.Continued ...
- Sunday, May 5, 2013
Editorial: Cherry Capital wise to use reserves for project
For years, those who fly in and out of Cherry Capital Airport have been complaining about high air fares.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 05/05/2013
Laugh out loud analysis I got such a kick out of Mr. Jenkins' April 23 letter to the editor. He wrote such a creative and humorous piece concerning ways to deal with and suffer through, potholes. It was a creative and 'laugh out loud' analysis of ouContinued ...
Forum: Region blessed with many great farmers
I set up at the Sara Hardy Farmers Market last June with a table full to bursting with peas, carrots, beets, chard, kale, spinach, salad mix and green onions. The stalls were bustling, the sun was out, I had a cup of coffee —the recipe for a perfect market.Continued ...