- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Another View: Military sex assaults a national disgrace
How is it possible that our nation’s most powerful military leaders — all men — found the gumption to tell Congress there’s nothing substantive to be done when 26,000 female enlistees were sexually assaulted last year?Continued ...
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
Another View: Imagine a world where there's no football
With apologies to John Lennon, “Imagine there’s no football, it isn’t hard to do, no blocks and tackles, and no extra points too, imagine Sooners and Cowboys, living life in peace ...”Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Another View: Time to stop gridlock on farm bill
With a hopeful sound of gridlock cracking, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Wednesday that he will vote for the House farm bill even though he has “concerns.”Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Another View: Supreme Court rejects patents on human genes
We can all take comfort in knowing we still retain the rights to our own genetic material.Continued ...
Another View: State leads on early childhood education
Investment in early education is gaining favor nationwide, and we can be proud to live in a state that today is on the leading edge of that trend.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
Another View: National Security Agency spy case begs review
The disclosure of widespread surveillance of Americans’ phone records and of Internet data on foreigners and some Americans has created strange bedfellows among critics and defenders.Continued ...
Another View: Shield law only masks real flaw
When it chose to secretly seize phone records and e-mails from more than a hundred journalists, the Justice Department was behaving in the way of some tinpot dictatorship.Continued ...
- Friday, June 14, 2013
Another View: Holding disaster victims hostage
Sen. Tom Coburn has been consistent in his message. He says he won’t support any additional disaster relief funding without spending cuts elsewhere.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Another View: Time to discuss charter school standards
An advocacy group focused on improving options for public school students in Michigan recently raised concerns about Michigan’s expanded charter school offerings.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 8, 2013
Another View: Mascot bill embarrasses its sponsors
In his battle against the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, state Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, is lobbing another grenade. House Bill 4734, legislation Lauwers and Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, introduced ... would have the MDCR pay for its opposition to American Indian mascots some Michigan public schools have.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 6, 2013
Another View: Patriot Coal Co. deal is boondoggle
The recent ruling by a federal bankruptcy court judge in St. Louis will apparently pave the way for the Patriot Coal Co. to back out of promised health care and pension benefits for thousands of coal miners and retirees is a slap in the face for those who have worked so hard to keep our country moving forward.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Another View: Doing time won't hurt Hathaway
Disgraced former Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison this week for bank fraud, a crime to which she pleaded guilty earlier this year.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 1, 2013
Another View: Another teach-to-the-test decision
The latest mess-up with Michigan Education Assessment Program tests highlights again the claim made by many educators that these required tests are an expensive, time-consuming process that do little to produce better results in our public classrooms.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Another View: Attack on press is attack against all
It’s hard to think of any justification for the Justice Department to have snatched up thousands of phone records from the Associated Press, but there had better be a forthright explanation coming.Continued ...
Another View: Mich. must be frugal with budget surplus
The state of Michigan has been figuring out how large of a budget surplus it will have for the 2014 fiscal year.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Another View: Abusing authority inexcusable
When people talk about government posing a threat to citizens, a common topic these days is unmanned drones.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
Another View: Work to bring region together
It seems state Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, doesn’t understand the meaning of “regional cooperation.”Continued ...
Another View: Animal neglect of any kind unacceptable
According to the Humane Society of the United States, Americans own about 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats.Continued ...
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Another View: Records seizure an insult to press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
Another View: State roads see — and need — more attention
There’s no way to avoid it. In Michigan, spring and summer, always bring detours and orange cones, the calling cards of road construction.Continued ...
Another View: Taxes should be collected for online sales
If Michigan lawmakers are successful in passing measures to collect sales tax from online purchases, it could be the beginning of some major relief for small businesses around Superiorland — and for the cash-strapped state government.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Another View: More will be eligible for addiction treatment
Obamacare, like it or not, is going to revolutionize health care in the United States simply because many more people will become eligible for coverage.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Another View: Don’t sign on to Internet sales tax
Citing a new era of Internet commerce, big business and government have teamed to fast track Senate legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes on companies that reside outside their borders.Continued ...
Another View: Caffeinated food?
So how gullible are we? Food manufacturers say their caffeine-pumped food is intended for adults.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Another View: Senate wants to give states more taxing power
Congress is taking a stab at tax fairness. At least, where states are concerned. If you’re looking for meaningful reform of the federal tax code, that’s going to have to wait.Continued ...