- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Use of Dominick's Law sad, necessary
It's difficult to celebrate the first use of Dominick's Law, which stiffened penalties for child abuse in Michigan, because it means another child suffered horrible abuse while a parent failed to protect him. But the inaugural use of the law, as tragContinued ...
- Monday, March 24, 2014
National parks wellworth federal investment
If you've ever wondered if the tax money the federal government sets aside for national parks is money well invested, wonder no more. A story in (the March 11) Mining Journal ... should have provided an otherwise obvious answer: Yes. ... (A) new NatiContinued ...
- Saturday, March 22, 2014
Another View: Facebook finally takes a stand on gun sales
Facebook’s ban on some gun sales is a small but important step in limiting illegal online gun sales.Continued ...
Another View: Not time to cut funding for Great Lakes
Mother Nature gets credit for a big assist in the fight to keep the Great Lakes healthy, with ice coverage now topping 92 percent for the first time in nearly four decades.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Another View: Raise Minnesota's minimum wage reasonably
A reasonable minimum wage increase will not likely significantly impact jobs and will boost workers and the economy.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Another View: Michigan must keep pushing for new bridge
Having failed to stop Gov. Rick Snyder from pursuing plans for the New International Trade Crossing with battles in Michigan, Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun has now turned his efforts to Washington, D.C.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
Another View: Obama’s populist budget ignores deficit
President Barack Obama proposed a nearly $4 trillion budget ... that prioritizes ideology and politics instead of tackling the country’s pressing fiscal issues.Continued ...
Another View: Lawsuit aside, gay couples have hope
Across the country, rulings are piling up: In Texas ... a federal judge ruled that the state’s ban on same sex marriages demeans the dignity of gay couples for no legitimate reason and is therefore unconstitutional.Continued ...
- Friday, March 14, 2014
Another View: Add bike lanes for people to enjoy
Want proof of the power of the people? Look no further than PASS, Plattsburgh Acquiring Safe Streets. It’s an effort to improve the safety of North Margaret Street, started in 2012 by six concerned citizens ...Continued ...
- Thursday, March 13, 2014
Another View: The West has decisions; Russia may pay a price
Let’s begin by acknowledging that the United States will not be sending troops to Ukraine. That country — despite an incursion by Russian troops — is not of vital strategic interest to America, and there is no treaty obligation to defend it.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Another View: Real-world changes for admission test
In the realm of education, the Scholastic Aptitude Test has something of a make-or-break reputation.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Another View: Industry support of e-cigs deserves skepticism
The sellers of addictive substances will try to convince you otherwise, but they’re in the business of getting people hooked on their products.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 8, 2014
Another View: Russia’s preferred isolation
Russia’s occupation of the Crimean Peninsula is part of a futile effort to reverse history.Continued ...
Another View: Tax reform proposal sounds good, but may lack support
If there’s one thing that Democrats and Republicans in Washington agree on, it’s that America needs a simpler tax code.Continued ...
- Friday, March 7, 2014
Another View: 'Giant' ancient virus raises concerns
In the 1951 science fiction classic “The Thing from Another World,” a spacecraft crashes in the arctic. A group of humans investigates and discovers an alien buried in ice. Once thawed, the alien poses a threat to the humans, who eventually destroy it.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Another View: Russia's invasion
Events in Ukraine are changing by the hour, but Russia’s invasion of Crimea begs the bigger question: How far will President Vladimir Putin go to reclaim Russia’s glorious past?Continued ...
Another View: BWL review first step in reputation fix
The Lansing Board of Water & Light’s internal review of its response to the Dec. 21 ice storm is 80 pages of worthwhile reading.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Another View: Congress undergoing changes, but to what?
Change is being driven by limited special interests determined to achieve only their agenda — not yours.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
Another View: How can East Lansing, MSU put out fires?
East Lansing and Michigan State University still have time to propose new ways to avoid post-game fires or violence tied to likely participation by the men’s basketball team in the annual NCAA tournament.Continued ...
Another View: Ukraine's solution must be its own
The head rush of Ukraine’s revolution leaves that nation with major problems — and a major opportunity.Continued ...
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Another View: Controversy over proposed rules
We anticipate some controversy over the Obama administration’s proposed new rules regarding schools and junk food.Continued ...
Another View: Expanding gambling option falls flat
Perhaps it’s good that every now and then, government gains a glimpse of the real world.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Another View: Medical pot statute still needs work
If more tolerance for marijuana use and even its limited legalization in some states are becoming a trend, Michigan’s experience has been much more problematic.Continued ...
Another View: Boehner, GOP hold key to immigration
On Jan. 30 House Speaker John Boehner said “the serious problems in our immigration system must be solved,” and highlighted his party’s intent to work in a “bipartisan manner” to fix it.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Another View: Response to propane shortage more than adequate
As Michigan has joined many of its neighboring states in struggling through a difficult propane shortage this winter, the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder seems to have been particularly responsive.Continued ...