- Saturday, March 16, 2013
Another View: World's Catholics welcome new pope
There was high drama in Rome on Wednesday as the world tuned in via live-streaming Internet and satellite television links to see a smoke signal transmitted from within a 15th-century chapel.Continued ...
Another View: Reflecting on 10th anniversary of Iraq
Aeschylus is not exactly a household name, but the words that the Greek playwright penned some 2,500 years ago still ring true today.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Another View: Cuts testify to dysfunctional gov't
As the sequestration cuts begin, it is crystal clear to the American people that our elected federal officials are more interested in playing politics than in sound government.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Another View: Protecting big timber
Michigan Republicans interested in shoring up their party’s long-term future invariably mention the need to mute the creationist, global-warming-denying minority that has given national GOP its anti-science reputation.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 9, 2013
Another View: State needs to improve lobbying rules
There’s a fine line between lobbying for a political agenda and representing the interests of citizens who use a particular state or local service.Continued ...
Another View: Why Detroit matters in W. Mich.
It’s easy for those of us in West Michigan to feel smug when we read about the problems facing Detroit.Continued ...
- Friday, March 8, 2013
Another View: Protections for all with reauthorization
On behalf of women, children and men who seek protection in shelters across this nation because they are abused, we thank the U.S. House of Representatives for reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 7, 2013
Another View: Online learning not for everybody
Online learning is here, it’s exciting, and colleges and universities are embracing it as the wave of the future. But the future may be arriving a little too fast for some online learners.Continued ...
Another View: Investigation yields results
As U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office continues its investigation of how the former Massey Energy company handled safety matters in relation to its coal mining operations, another employee has pleaded guilty in federal court.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another View: Court won't intervene in student’s complaint
Imagine a world where a student unhappy with a college grade could get a judge to change it.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Another View: Native American names are OK
The Tawas Area Braves. The Bay City Western Warriors. The Chesaning Indians.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 2, 2013
Another View: Raise minimum wage
Little evidence exists to suggest that modest increases in the minimum wage lead to job losses, so the battle ahead in Congress is really one between free market orthodoxy and basic human decency. We would invest our money in decency.Continued ...
Another View: Breed bans just don't work
Communities wishing to clamp down on vicious dogs by banning specific breeds are probably barking up the wrong tree.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
Steamed clams deliver big flavor
I'd love to claim that this wonderful recipe required hours of arduous research and testing (not to mention the expert application of all of my hard-won culinary skills) before I was able to settle on the exact proportions of its ideal ingredients.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Another View: Social media changes equation
Gedney can blame the government for its labeling faux pas.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Another View: Fuel tax, fee hikes a hard sell
It would be difficult to find any motorist who doesn't support improving the state's road system, but how to fund the work is what is debated.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Another View: Budget plan can work
A new plan by longtime Washington politicos and budget experts Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson offers the most reasonable plan yet for solving the growing U.S. deficit and setting us on a long-term path to a sustainable economy.Continued ...
Another View: ‘Sequester,’ here we go
The budget cuts in a debt-limit deal two years ago were designed to be so distasteful they would force Republicans and Democrats to compromise.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Another View: Celebrating triumphs from struggles
Black History Month ... celebrates the diverse history of African Americans through their struggles and triumphs and always with the slogan, “We shall overcome.”Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Another View: Low water needs fix
More than 2 billion gallons of water per day is being hemorrhaged out of the Lakes Michigan-Huron system, eventually making its way to the Atlantic Ocean.Continued ...
Another View: High-stakes tests killing schools
If the absence of outrage in response to the standardized scores released Monday puzzles you, consider the absence of any serious, break-the-mold reforms in the ways we educate our kids.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 16, 2013
Another View: Better remedies than GOP election plan
Some good may yet come from efforts of Republican-dominated legislatures to change how their states' vote for president.Continued ...
Another View: Security's greater threat
There is no doubt that the 9/11 attacks changed America. While policies, including the Patriot Act, targeted assassinations and "enhanced interrogation techniques" (waterboarding), originated during the George W. Bush administration, candidate Barack Obama's 2008 campaign rhetoric led many supporters to believe he would abandon or soften many of the policies.Continued ...
- Friday, February 15, 2013
Another View: Decline in GDP serves as message
The nation's economic data revealed a surprise for the last three months of 2012.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 14, 2013
Another View: Higher education worth high priority
Gov. Rick Snyder's 2014 budget proposal will give lawmakers plenty to chew over in weeks ahead.Continued ...