First do no harm
U.S. Rep. Dr. Dan Benishek, R-1st Distict, has voted for horrible anti-environment laws, failed to pass the Farm Bill and said the people of northern Michigan don't want to work.
The worst insult is a bill he co-sponsored, H.R.374. It is such a broad anti-abortion bill it calls for no intervention in the case of a tubal pregnancy. That is murder, as 99.99 percent of ectopic pregnancies rupture and the woman hemorrhages to death without immediate surgery.
No Congress in it's right mind would pass such a bill. Or is that an oxymoron?
A physician vows to "do no harm."
Worked long and hard
I feel badly insulted by Mitt Romney. As part of the 47 percent, he does not care about, I live in subsidized senior housing and receive food stamps. I do not feel "victimized" or "entitled." I have always taken personal responsibility, worked long and hard, often seven days a week, and paid Social Security taxes.
I do feel grateful for the previous generations of Americans who cared enough to establish Social Security retirement benefits and the food stamp program.
Romney was correct in only one statement on that video. I will never vote for him.
Is this the guy we want?
Due to redistricting, Northern Michigan faces the most extreme anti-environmental Congressional candidate we've seen in years. Despite overwhelming scientific evidence, Dan Benishek said climate change is "all baloney "¦ just some scheme." For a guy who calls himself a "scientist" with expertise in the field, it's odd he believes climate change is "unproven science stuff."
Is this the guy we want representing our Pure Michigan environment in Washington? Think long and hard when voting for someone who seems to care less about the pristine environment we call Northern Michigan. A vote for Dan Benishek is a vote against Pure Michigan.
A consummate pro
We are writing to endorse Kirsten Keilitz for Probate Judge of Grand Traverse County.
Kirsten has proven herself as a consummate professional, not only in her ability to make solid legal decisions in her current capacity as Family Court Referee, but as shown by her continued commitment to our community.
Kirsten has served as president of the Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club, volunteered at Third Level, the Women's Resource Center, Munson Healthcare, the Senior Center and United Way of Northwest Michigan.
Kirsten has shown that she truly cares for our community; please give her your vote.
Dan and Sandy Scott
Doesn't deserve votes
Debbie Stabenow has been a Senator for over 11 years, serving under both Bush and Obama. Over the past 11 years the U.S. debt has increased over $11 trillion. Debbie Stabenow has been on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee since 2009. Since 2009, the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget, which is a legal requirement. Because Debbie Stabenow has failed to do her job, our country is now $16 trillion in debt and every human in the country now owes over $50,000.She does not deserve to be re-elected.
Sensitivity and clarity
Probate Court is traditionally a court for families, handling adoptions, abused and neglected children, juveniles, guardianships, conservatorships and decedent's estates. Many people represent themselves and want their voices heard in how to care for the child, incapacitated family member or property of a deceased family member. The judgeship requires a person sensitive to these family issues and astute in the court's role in resolving the disputes.
I have worked with Melanie Stanton on several elder law cases. She handled the cases with a sensitivity and clarity worthy of the judgeship. Join me in voting for Melanie Stanton for Probate Judge.
Diane Kuhn Huff
First do no harm
Editorial: Feds, VA have to find new way of operating
We’ve heard and seen it all before. But until Congress and the White House agree to a new way to provide medical care to the nation’s military veterans, there is little reason to think the latest deal — cooked up under the pressure of lawmakers itching to go on vacation — will serve us any better than the current broken system.Continued ...
Election Letters to the Editor: 08/01/2014
Common-sense approach; Walking the walk; Out of touch. (Plus more)Continued ...
Another View: Law enforcement, campuses must work together
A survey of four-year colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases, according to an Associated Press story ...Continued ...
- Poll: Have you seen a movie or attended an event at the State Theatre?
Letters to the Editor: 07/31/2014
More reliable system; Without a tax hike; A more reliable system. (Plus more)Continued ...
Editorial: In 10 years, Film Fest has sparked revitalization
Ten years ago it had the feeling of one of those old Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland confections of the late 1930s when the kids of Carvel, Idaho, decide to fix up an old barn and put on a show to save the town or the prom or some such silliness.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Another View: No — Moving the RMV north of the Merrimack
There’s more to development than shuffling government offices.Continued ...
Election Letters to the Editor: 07/30/2014
What experience?; Voice for N. Michigan; Only primary counts. (Plus more)Continued ...
Forum: Chinese students; another view
There have been three recent headlines in the Record-Eagle about Traverse City Area Public Schools and the need for paid host families for their Chinese students. I understand the need and the value of the program; however the articles fail to explain the difference between the Chinese students and traditional exchange programs that have been placing exchange students in area schools for years.Continued ...
- Monday, July 28, 2014
Editorial: Early college programs offer TCAPS students head start
In an era of sky-high college tuition rates and dwindling state and federal aid, being a frugal higher ed shopper is a must.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/29/2014
Pay our share; Reduce government; No job growth.Continued ...
Another View: Tax 'desertion' symptom of bad policy
An unfair tax system would force anyone to find shelter. It’s time to revamp the tax code.Continued ...
To the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Clean Vessel Act program for providing $200,000 to the state of Michigan for projects that help recreational boaters properly dispose on-board septic waste.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/28/2014
War machines troubling; Transfer of taxes; What cuts will result?Continued ...
- Poll: Has city done enough to find out what happened with Splash Pad?
- Sunday, July 27, 2014
Editorial: TC's Splash Pad report effort short of the mark
It reads like a bad whodunit with a lot of loose ends and too many holes to be acceptable - or credible.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/27/2014
Broadcast the parade; Our polar differences.Continued ...
Forum: Promote an equitable, safe environment for all
The Record-Eagle on July 14 published a misinformed, misguided opinion piece by syndicated columnist Mona Charen headlined “Culture of Sex.” The column suggested that victims are somehow responsible for sexual assaults.Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: At 90, judge still learning
Nearly everyone in Michigan’s legal community knows U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn, one of the most colorful, fascinating, and occasionally temperamental justices on the federal bench. Brilliant and hard-working, he turned 90 last week.Continued ...
George Weeks: Financial filings raise campaign issues
Money — who has it in abundance and uses it most effectively — almost always is a major factor in political campaigns.Continued ...
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Fact Check: Michelle Obama said Declaration signers not 'born American'
Claim: Michelle Obama noted that the signers of the Declaration of Independence were not “born American.”Continued ...
Another View: New Michigan law will keep moms out of jail
You wouldn’t take your sandwich into a restaurant’s restroom to have your lunch, would you? So why should a public restroom be a place for a young mother to feed her baby?Continued ...
Fact Check: Fact-checking immigration claims
The surge of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border, primarily coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, has overwhelmed border security officials and pushed the limits of the U.S. legal system.Continued ...
Another View: Libraries = summer learning
The sun is shining, the fish are biting and bicycles are more than ready to ride.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 07/26/2014
Are shoppers safer?; No info monopoly.Continued ...
- Editorial: Feds, VA have to find new way of operating