- Thursday, December 26, 2013
Another View: House speaker's criticism of private groups is a bigger issue
Much is being made of House Speaker John Boehner's blunt criticism last week of conservative groups. And much should be made of Boehner's justifiable outburst. But we think the big picture is being overlooked. The speaker was responding to the attackContinued ...
Editorial: Dirt on soap points to FDA stall
Delaying release of information about potentially harmful products does a public disservice. Here's the real dirt on anti-bacterial soap. It took not one, not two, not three, but four decades to get federal authorities to make a preliminary rulingContinued ...
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Another View: Crime lab case backlog unacceptable
For years now, our police officials and neighbors have had to wait, wait longer, then wait even longer for lab results from criminal cases.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Another View: No reason to license so many occupations
Should the state license doctors and lawyers? Almost everyone would say “yes,” given the harm that could be suffered at the hands of an unqualified and unscrupulous practitioner.Continued ...
Another View: Time to adjust driving for winter conditions
It’s easy to look around these days and wonder if certain U.P. motorists have forgotten everything they may have known about driving on winter roads.Continued ...
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Another View: Washington gets budget deal of minor value
Any bipartisan budget agreement coming out of Congress these days is worthy of note.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Another View: Remember these principles
Ten days before Pearl Harbor was bombed, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a proclamation that very soon would represent all that was held dear in America.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Another View: E. Lansing ‘disturbance’ was really a big disgrace
Here are two understated descriptions of what transpired on the streets of East Lansing after Michigan State University’s football team won the Big Ten championship:Continued ...
Another View: Is it the Super Bowl or the Stupid Bowl?
Did you get a glimpse of the Philadelphia Eagles-Detroit Lions football game (Dec. 8) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia?Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Another View: Preserve Mandela's memory in meaningful fashion
The tributes are pouring in from around the globe in memory of Nelson Mandela.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
Another View: An ‘official’ no thanks to those canned images
A movement among media to boycott the use of “official” photographs of President Barack Obama provided by White House photographers is gaining support — including ours.Continued ...
Another View: Put an end now to human trafficking
Although it’s the 21st century, the age-old problem of human trafficking still exists. In fact, it’s a thriving billion-dollar business worldwide, bringing in $87 million a day and $32 billion a year.Continued ...
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Another View: New state gaming rules miss target
With three casinos in Detroit and almost two dozen tribal casinos operating across the state, how is it that charity poker rooms are somehow suddenly a problem?Continued ...
- Thursday, December 12, 2013
Another View: Gift ban change seems unfair
There appears to be a crack in the restrictive legislation that bars Minnesota legislators from getting a free lunch in fears that a ballpoint pen may sway a vote.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Another View: IRS seeks tougher rules for advocacy groups
Americans have a fundamental First Amendment right to espouse and advocate their political views. But do they have a right to expect others to subsidize those views?Continued ...
Another View: When Big Bad Wolf isn't a wolf at all
The story was untrue, fabricated and misleading — much like the fairy tale. Unfortunately, the Big Bad Wolf in this story isn’t a wolf at all.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
Another View: State blows aid for monitoring water quality
Public dollars are hard to come by. These days, that’s a given.Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Another View: Legislators play it safe with amendment
Adding an amendment to a 25-year-old law that prohibits firearms that could evade a metal detector should not become a national debate.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Another View: Filibuster block strategy has benefits
The recent Senate vote to limit the ability of the minority to block presidential appointments was a welcome move, not least because it enhances accountability.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Another View: Dislike freeloaders? Change state law
No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number.Continued ...
Another View: Bumpy roads surely ahead for Mich.
No one should have been surprised when Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to get $1.2 billion in new road funds fell flat in the Legislature in 2013.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Another View: We share blame with Washington
‘We the people’ must share the blame for the nation’s political mess.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
State should resist willy-nilly changes to environmental regulations
Better safe than sorry. For decades, that was Michigan's standard to regulate the pollutants belched into the air by industry smokestacks. That's about to change, as the state continues its headlong rush to make Michigan friendlier to business. ElimiContinued ...
MTU solar energy study should produce usable results
We'll be interested, along with a great many people, we suspect, to see results of a study launched by Michigan Tech University in Houghton recently to determine if and to what degree snow affects solar panels. MTU researchers who launched the effortContinued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Another View: Compromise on charitable gambling
Michigan's gaming regulators and a large number of Michigan charities are squared off over proposed changes in the rules that govern gambling events that provide funds for hundreds of community groups across the state. Compromise is in order. MembersContinued ...