- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Another View: Open government is better government
Michigan lawmakers are studying a collection of changes to the state’s open records law, the Freedom of Information Act.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Another View: Let experts manage Michigan's wildlife
Two Senate bills that would give the state Natural Resources Commission power to designate wildlife as game animals have opponents howling.Continued ...
Another View: No good deed goes unpunished
Taking the approach that no good deed or idea should go unpunished, Congress has stripped down an already stripped-down law aimed at limiting those with political clout from enriching themselves through insider trading.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Another View: Helmet law proving it’s a bad idea
Michigan’s new helmet law saw more motorcycle fatalities in its first year on the books. That shouldn’t come as any surprise.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Another View: Bill not just health policy, it’s bad policy
It’s tempting to snipe at Senate Bill 136, which would allow health care providers to opt out of performing any service on the ground of moral objection, with examples of the absurd:Continued ...
Another View: Cuts a worry as tourist season nears
Federal budget cuts due to the ongoing “sequestration” could throw a wet blanket on the summer tourist season in the Upper Peninsula — damaging the area’s economy and limiting opportunities for outdoor fun.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Another View: The Iron Lady remembered
Margaret Thatcher famously said in 1973, “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.” The statement became famous when six years later, she became Britain’s first.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
Another View: Snyder would likely veto bill
State Sen. Joe Hune does not like taxes much. And he abhors tax increases.Continued ...
Another View: Handwriting is core, needs to be taught
Cursive writing may be considered too “old school” by some, but we believe removing the penmanship skills will shortchange our students in many ways.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Another View: 'It shouldn't hurt to be a child' in Mich.
Of the many things we have to worry about, children’s safety should not be among them. Children are least able to protect themselves against abuse, yet society has not been able to guarantee their safety.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Another View: Ballast requirements step in right direction
Michigan — and the entire region — should benefit from new EPA requirements for purifying ballast water dumped from ships on the Great Lakes.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 6, 2013
Another View: Mich. needs more foreign language
Michigan’s rigorous high school graduation standards are again under discussion in the Legislature, and this time one of the targets is the requirement of at least two years of a foreign language.Continued ...
Another View: State needs courage at the Capitol
The dodging and weaving at the Capitol over Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposals for raising $1.2 billion to improve Michigan’s roads and bridges is disappointing.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
Another View: Exploring roots of high health costs
Time magazine recently published a 35-page, 24,000-word report on the causes behind the high health-care costs in the United States.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Another View: Imperial presidency? Not quite
A well-known conservative radio host this week got off a cheap shot at the presidential family.Continued ...
Another View: Protest still not worthy of attention
It is not a popular thing in America these days to be a war protester.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Another View: Let postal service take care of business
It’s sad to read about the hundreds of picketers outside post offices (March 24) in an effort to save their jobs.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Another View: Questions raised by state traffic crash data
The state experienced significant decreases in traffic crashes over the past decade, according to findings from a Michigan State Police study of traffic-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. Findings show traffic-related accidents fell from 395,5Continued ...
- Saturday, March 23, 2013
A sustained growth
The Federal Reserve has to be convinced that the economic recovery it is witnessing isn't temporary. It will continue to help sustain that growth by buying bonds to keep long-term borrowing down. Chairman Ben Bernanke said the current strategy to keeContinued ...
Charity database is a formidable tool
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recently turned a spotlight onto the world of charitable fundraising, bringing much needed transparency to the professional fundraising industry. As the LSJ reported last year, many charitable organizations conContinued ...
We talk, text, drive more
A new survey about talking and texting while driving found the dangerous practice is more widespread in the U.S. than in seven European countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 69 percent of U.S. drivers said they talked on a ceContinued ...
Rebuild Joplin working
On Monday, the Joplin City Council made sure the remaining 11 families (displaced by a May, 2011 tornado) will have a place to go. Under the plan, the mobile homes occupied by the 11 families will be donated by the Federal Emergency Management AgencyContinued ...
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Another View: Stop ammo hoarding — in case of zombies
If you’re a hard-core fan of the AMC series “The Walking Dead,” and you’re living in constant fear that you’ll one day wake up to a world suddenly taken over by flesh-eating zombies, then by all means, it makes sense to stockpile as much ammunition as humanly possible.Continued ...
Another View: Detroit moving on after Kilpatrick conviction
Federal prosecutors in a five-month trial claimed that corruption surrounded former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick when he held that office from 2001 to 2008.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Another View: Knives still pose threat on airplanes
The often maligned airport security folks have a daunting job scanning and X-raying millions of passengers and luggage every day in America’s airports, all in an attempt to keep us safe.Continued ...