- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Another View: Funds should be allocated for intended purpose
It seemed like a good idea at the time: levying a small tax on each gallon of gasoline sold in our state to deal with the costs of removing leaking underground gasoline tanks and cleaning contaminated soil around them.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Another View: We still love 'em, yeah, yeah, yeah
Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the “British invasion.” That’s when the four mop-haired lads from across the pond appeared on the most popular variety TV show in America at that time, “The Ed Sullivan Show.”Continued ...
- Saturday, February 8, 2014
Another View: Kansas needs to find a way to invest in students
The most painful injuries are usually the self-inflicted ones. It’s one thing to suffer a painful injury. But when we cause our own injury, the extra feelings of stupidity and regret rub salt in our wounds.Continued ...
Another View: New anti-smoking campaign aimed at teens
If you want to stop people from smoking, the best bet is to target them while they are young.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 6, 2014
Another View: Chastened president charts solitary path
Americans are likely nowhere near as divided as their elected representatives in Washington, but there seems little prospect for successful bipartisan collaboration as President Barack Obama begins his sixth year in the White House.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Another View: Efforts to silence press likely to backfire
People in positions of authority frequently find that a free press can be more than a little inconvenient.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Another View: Detroit settlement is best for state
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein The great physicist's wisdom may help Michiganders put the right perspective on the need to resolve Detroit's bankruptcy. Being frank, what's beenContinued ...
- Saturday, February 1, 2014
Marijuana sales: Gathering all the facts
Parts of Colorado are now allowing the sale of recreational marijuana, but the debate over whether that was a smart move is still raging, and it's too early for other states and countries to learn much from the experience. Voters across Colorado passContinued ...
Another View: Returning vets deserve better than this fiasco
Imagine returning home after serving your country in a combat zone. You have suffered debilitating injuries -- some physical, others mental -- and you're trying to adjust to life outside the uniform. Finding a job has been tough -- after all, loud nContinued ...
- Friday, January 31, 2014
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It's no secret that the Republican Party has been openly critical of President Obama's health reform efforts. No Republicans in Congress voted for the Affordable Care Act when it became law, and the GOP was successful in taking control of the House iContinued ...
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Another View: Court makes right call on flawed measure
For most Pennsylvanians, obtaining photo identification poses no problem. Every driver’s license has such an image, for example.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Playing it safe when out snowmobiling
Plentiful snow this winter in Delta County and the rest of the Upper Peninsula have have put smiles on the faces of snowmobilers. Many mild winters in recent years -- and the lack of snow -- made snowmobiling difficult at best. Plentiful snow means mContinued ...
- Sunday, January 26, 2014
Another View: MLB succeeded in getting A-Rod suspended
MLB succeeded in getting Alex Rodriguez suspended, but it may have done lasting damage to its drug program in the process.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
Another View: Give felons a chance to work
Those convicted of felonies often face difficulties finding work after being released from prison.Continued ...
- Friday, January 24, 2014
Another View: Shedding light on dangers of tanning
The most recent student survey points to a high number of teen girls who do tanning, which is tied to increasing numbers of melanoma cases.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 23, 2014
Another View: Working poor need some attention, too
Any discussion about raising the minimum wage is certain to touch on the standard arguments.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Another View: Don’t mess around with Influenza
Influenza — the real deal, not the viruses that people mistakenly call the flu — is nothing to trifle with. It’s beyond miserable, potentially deadly and, in most cases, preventable.Continued ...
Another View: Action against Iran ill timed, harmful
We think a war with Iran is something worth avoiding.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 18, 2014
Another View: Recycling convenience comes with a price
The bottle fee is again re-emerging at the Legislature and we need to weigh in on how far we will go for convenience.Continued ...
Another View: Make it easier for Mich. to vote absentee
Voter turnout in Michigan’s last presidential election was 63 percent, better than the national average of about 57 percent, but far below turnout in Georgia, at 72 percent, or Maryland, 74 percent.Continued ...
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Another View: Kudos to McCaskill
Kudos to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., for her unwavering criticism of a three-star general’s callous handling of two sexual assault cases.Continued ...
- Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Another View: Flu season means taking precautions, care
Although the holiday season is over, flu season is just getting started.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 11, 2014
Another View: Area receives reminder of how cold things can get
Cold enough for you? We’re pretty sure the answer is yes.Continued ...
Another View: NAFTA brought more good
20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement, the positives outweigh the negativesContinued ...
- Thursday, January 9, 2014
Threat from U.S. income gap taints dream
American business and workers have to rethink the priorities and opportunities in a new economy As if the frigid weather wasn't enough to chill our hopes for the new year, we were greeted with the cheery news that the richest people in the world gotContinued ...