- Saturday, November 2, 2013
Another View: CRC wades into no-fault insurance issue
The Citizens Research Council of Michigan often wades deep into complex policy issues to offer perspective for thoughtful Michiganders. Its latest foray is into the world of no-fault auto insurance.Continued ...
Another View: Good riddance to NERD Fund
The good news is that Gov. Rick Snyder has finally agreed to stop tapping anonymous donors to pay for government personnel and initiatives he was unable or unwilling to fund with taxpayer dollars.Continued ...
Fact Check: Pulling plug on existing health care plan
The White House has been on the defensive recently over its claim, repeated numerous times over the years, that under President Barack Obama’s health care law, if you like your health plan, you can keep it.Continued ...
Fact Check: High cost of gov't shutdown
Some Democrats have taken to exaggerating the cost of the federal government shutdown, suggesting that it cost the economy nearly 1 million jobs, and claiming that it cost taxpayers $30 billion. Neither statement is accurate.Continued ...
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 11/1/2013
Oil spill horror; Fracking must be banned; Take effective action.Continued ...
Editorial: Programs help put local food on the table
It’s hardly new news that many family farms likely won’t be family farms after the current generation dies or retires.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
Editorial: Feds have failed to take steps to halt carp
The issue: New report shows carp can reproduce in Great Lakes. Our view: Efforts to halt carp’s spread still inadequate.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 10/31/2013
Worked tirelessly; Impressive background; An ability to listen. (Plus more)Continued ...
Phil Power: Time to get serious about gerrymandering
If we’re going to save America from repeated near-disasters like this month’s war over the government shutdown and the near-default on our debt, we’ve got to have an urgent conversation about gerrymandering, both in Michigan and the entire nation.Continued ...
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 10/30/2013
A listener and learner; Ability to follow through; A strategic thinker. (Plus more)Continued ...
Another View: Buy American, but not because it’s legislated
The search for American-made — or at least partially American-made — items can be a challenge. Statistics from economic research groups target clothing and shoes as the worst culprit because only 10 percent of them are manufactured domestically.Continued ...
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Letters to the Editor: Election 2013: 10/29/2013
A good voice; Community minded; Asks hard questions; Has common sense; Independent thinker; A clear thinker; Rebuild needed; Careful decision makerContinued ...
Jason Stanford: Keep jumping through hoops
Women of Texas, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is here to tell you how good you have it. In fact, he recently said, "I'm proud to say there is nobody in the state of Texas who has done more to fight to help women than I have in the past decaContinued ...
- Monday, October 28, 2013
Cheers and Jeers: 10/28/2013
To Kingsley Elementary School for receiving national recognition for closing an achievement gap between economically disadvantaged pupils and their peers.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 10/28/2013
A reasoned voice; Vote for all three; Look for new revenue. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Sunday, October 27, 2013
Editorial: Estes should delay decision until election
Rhonda Estes has it right. And so does her husband, Traverse City Mayor Mike Estes, who was arrested last week on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 10/27/2013
An open mind; Works diligently; Sincerity and civility. (Plus more)Continued ...
Jack Lessenberry: Politicians gear up for battle
Voters elected the entire current House of Representatives less than a year ago. Nevertheless, the politicians are already hard at work planning next year’s campaigns.Continued ...
George Weeks: Gov. Snyder on when not to knot
As Gov. Rick Snyder gears for a second term bid a year from now, there are many substantive issues to be examined—Right to Work, Detroit’s bankruptcy, funding for schools and roads, lack of transparency of his NERD office fund and other issues raised by Democratic State Chairman Lon Johnson and Mark Schauer, Snyder’s challenger-in-waiting.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 26, 2013
Letters to the Editor: 10/26/2013
Supports creative class; Honest and forthright; Does his homework. (Plus more)Continued ...
Another View: Embrace nutrition guidelines
Kids raised on white bread, fast food and sweets are not going to be thrilled by school lunches featuring whole wheat, salads and fruit.Continued ...
- Friday, October 25, 2013
Editorial: County needs to give kids first access to Civic Center
The issue: New policy worries American Legion baseball supporters. Our view: The GT County Rec Board has it backwards.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 10/25/2013
Understands the issues; A man of integrity; Will work diligently.Continued ...
Forum: TCAPS investment pays off in many ways
A vote for our schools is a vote for a sustainable local economy. Please join us in voting “yes” for Traverse City Area Public Schools’ bond proposals 1 and 2 Nov. 5.Continued ...
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Editorial: Frankfort does retake, gets hiring process right
The issue: Frankfort fumbled first attempt to hire a police chief. Our view: Open Meetings law is there for a reason.Continued ...