- Saturday, January 19, 2013
Another View: Service clubs key to communities
Service clubs have been a force for much good in our communities. They've raised countless thousands of dollars for charitable activities and scholarships.Continued ...
- Friday, January 18, 2013
Another View: Pelosi's photo deception
Enter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who wanted to celebrate the opening day of the 113th Congress with a photo of all the Democratic female members posing on the steps of the Capitol.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 17, 2013
Another View: Salaries go up as Congress muddles
Amid the end-of-year squabbling over the fiscal cliff, Washington made a move you might have missed.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Another View: Strip pork, then OK bill
The U.S. House of Representatives (has taken up) amendments to its own Sandy relief package that on the face appears to do what the original Senate bill failed to do — concentrate solely on providing relief.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
Another View: Bipartisan effort on mental health
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, buried in the hyperbolic effects of gun control or gun freedom, there initially was some talk about looking at mental health care in this country.Continued ...
Another View: Beer, wine tasting may help sales
If we want a glass of beer or wine away from home, we head for a bar or a restaurant.Continued ...
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Another View: Jail dollars evidence of cooperation
For years now, leaders from all over the mid-Michigan area have been talking about the positives of regional cooperation, but none is more successful than the partnerships between law enforcement officials.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
Another View: Things for 2013
We are now firmly and officially into 2013 and we have two options facing us — peer into the new year with worry and trepidation, or with optimism.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Another View: State should have part-time legislature
We're sure it was unintentional, but the speed in which the lame-duck Michigan Legislature passed hundreds of bills last month has proved what many have been saying for years: Michigan should have a part-time Legislature.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 5, 2013
Another View: Smart switches, fewer outages
Nowadays, DTE and other utilities are installing smarter ways to deal with outages. If we can expect more frequent and more severe storms, we hope they hurry.Continued ...
Another View: Planetary prediction
Many astronomers expect the first Earth-like planet outside the solar system will be discovered this year.Continued ...
- Friday, January 4, 2013
Another View: Future is what we make it
As the calendar passes from 2012 to 2013, we should remind ourselves that the American Dream is still within reach, but as a country we cannot ignore global economic or political forces.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 3, 2013
Another View: 'Balance' tilts against women's rights
In signing one bill that imposes new restrictions on abortion providers while vetoing a second that would have eliminated insurance coverage for many abortions, Gov. Rick Snyder insisted last week he was trying to strike a balance between women's rights and his own opposition to most abortions.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Another View: Give thanks for First Amendment
Each year we look back at events in our community and see a commonality with years past — a vigorous and sincere dialogue on issues.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
Veto puts gun extremists in their place — for now
What reasonable Michigander is not relieved that Gov. Rick Snyder has refused to sign the concealed weapons bill Republican legislators ramrodded to passage in the wee hours of last week's lame-duck session?Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 26, 2012
- Do-not-knock rule will help, if residents help
- Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
The classic letter to the editor reprinted for the holiday.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
Another View: Who will pay to keep harbors open?
Most of us think of the shape of the lakes, rivers and beaches around us as permanent fixtures, but of course they're not. Even within the span of a human lifetime, rising and falling water levels, erosion and siltation can change the geography ...Continued ...
Another View: Newtown and mental health treatment
We have yet to learn exactly what mental disorder may have triggered Adam Lanza's terrible act of violence when he shot 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Another View: Politicizing job creation doesn't help
Michigan officially has joined the ranks of the right-to-work states — and never has the mitten appeared more frayed.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 15, 2012
Another View: Anticipating the future
On a more serious level are models of things to come that perhaps paint a gloomy picture of a world low on resources and struggling with the consequences of global warming.Continued ...
Another View: Recalls are tougher
After years of complaints, the State Legislature is finally getting around to considering changes to the state law that governs recall elections.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 13, 2012
Stephen Dick: Family arrested for being poor
A couple of weeks ago, David and Rebecca Detjen were on their way to California from Pennsylvania. They were going to the Golden State to find employment. They got as far as Indiana and wound up in jail.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Another View: K-12 needs reform, but not this
Proposed changes in Michigan's K-12 education system have sparked controversy, and we think for good reason.Continued ...
Another View: Stem cell support needed
Four years ago, Michigan made an important step forward for science.Continued ...