- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Another View: We must take lead on ending lead poisoning
We see the scenario again and again — invest now and pay less later.It’s the economics at the heart of our state’s recent investments in early education. Ignoring these forces is a key reason the state’s roads are in such terrible shape. And for thouContinued ...
- Friday, June 27, 2014
Court cellphone decision shocking one
This week’s Supreme Court decision requiring search warrants before police seize cellphones came as a shock.It wasn’t the ruling itself that surprised. To the contrary, we viewed it as perfectly appropriate.Rather, the shocking part was the fact theContinued ...
Minimum wage hike could have big consequences in Michigan
Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing’s lawmakers recently made the decision to hike Michigan’s minimum wage.Snyder signed the legislation last week to raise the state’s minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next four years, with the goal of reachingContinued ...
- Thursday, June 26, 2014
Another View: Flaws in Sandusky probe, but no scandal
So it seems the investigation into Jerry Sandusky was less than perfect.Continued ...
- Sunday, June 22, 2014
Another View: Random drug testing is fair policy
Many times, a worker’s tasks may not be related to whether that person uses drugs or alcohol. Some people can function in that setting, or so some people might think.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
Another View: Senate should vote on Keystone pipeline
A Senate Energy Committee voted Wednesday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline presumably over the objections of the Obama administration. It’s about time Congress took some action on this issue.Continued ...
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Another View: New world order offers tough choices
Serious threats by al Qaida insurgents to destabilize Iraq leave many Americans unsurprised that the U.S. is again being called on to do more than help.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Another View: Indiana bidding good riddance to Mourdock
There was good news to report from the Indiana Republican Party Convention conducted last weekend in Fort Wayne.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Another View: U.S. policy tragedy just refuses to go away
Back in the 1970s, an American-backed regime in Iran was overthrown by Islamic radicals. That led to decades of animosity between the two countries with an assortment of confrontations.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Another View: Bergdahl release leaves more questions
Any time an American soldier held by the enemy is freed, it ought to be cause for celebration.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
Another View: OK of bankruptcy deal shows lawmakers get it
Lansing, take a bow. The state Senate … approved a package of bills crucial to resolving Detroit’s historic bankruptcy, protecting the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts and shoring up the pensions of city retirees.Continued ...
Another View: Congress needs more leadership, not spin
By many measures, Congress has fallen short in even basic duties. Most Americans don’t need a long list of evidence on how their elected leaders are failing to complete even the most basic tasks of governing.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Another View: VA funding deal should pass quickly
It’s time for this issue to rise above partisan politics and find some solutions even if they are temporary. Our veterans deserve that.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Another View: Cleaner environment will boost image
In Terre Haute, the difference is becoming apparent between responsible stewardship of the environment and a look-the-other-way attitude about dumping harmful materials.Continued ...
Another View: Construction zone patience needed
With Memorial Day behind us, we are, unofficially, in the Summer Tourism Season here in the Upper Peninsula.Continued ...
Another View: Bridges, roads need to be given appropriate funds
Once the pride of our country, our nation’s highway system has seen better days.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 7, 2014
Another View: Minimum wage compromise worth cheering about
For a few hours it looked like retrograde Republicans in the state House had figured out how to kill a bipartisan compromise designed to improve the lot of Michigan’s working families.Continued ...
- Friday, June 6, 2014
Another View: Remembering sacrifices made on D-Day
This week marks one of the great turning points in modern history, the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France — D-Day as it is famously known.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Another View: Road funding shouldn't be from one source
Innovation, fairness and efficiency are keys to winning acceptance. One bit of business left undone in the last legislative session for Minnesota was renewed funding for transportation.Continued ...
Another View: Honor those who have borne battle
It’s a small wonder many Americans don’t spend too much time reflecting on why this is a three-day weekend.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 31, 2014
What politicians consider important and what voters think is important are often two different things. It’s good to dig a little deeper from time to time to understand the public’s real priorities.Continued ...
Another View: Climate deniers deflect the real debate
The more time we spend denying science with “beliefs” means less time finding solutions.Continued ...
- Friday, May 30, 2014
Another View: Credit Indiana for expanding health care
The bottom line matters most with a long-overdue health-care proposal announced … by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 24, 2014
Another View: Food truck economy an opportunity to grow
Food trucks are not an uncommon sight in northern Michigan.Continued ...
Another View: E-cigarettes need their own federal regulations
In late April, the Food and Drug Administration proposed new regulations for electronic cigarettes.Continued ...