- Saturday, February 22, 2014
Another View: John Boehner spares GOP another black eye
Experience is a great teacher, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio seems to have learned a valuable lesson from the Republicans’ disastrous decision last fall to let the government shut down.Continued ...
Another View: Borrowing will increase, issues remain
Leadership in the Republican Party threw in the towel ... over any battle related to the nation’s debt ceiling.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Another View: Don’t let propane crisis happen again
Many of our neighbors in the Upper Peninsula are facing a real crisis this winter, caused by both man and nature, the astronomical price hikes for propane are causing hardship across the country ...Continued ...
Another View: To reward work, increase the minimum wage
Congress should raise the minimum wage to make sure work is worthwhile for all Americans.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Another View: Stance of CVS worth imitating
Lots of products are sold in today’s drugstores that may not be considered very healthy, including junk food and sugar-packed soda, but CVS Caremark’s recent announcement that it will drop the sale of tobacco makes loads of sense for a business looking to work more closely with health providers.Continued ...
Another View: Why punish mentally ill defendant?
If Ingham County voters are perplexed by the propensity of their prosecuting attorneys to pursue vulnerable defendants who later turn out to be innocent, one can hardly blame them.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 15, 2014
Another View: School week should be a local decision
As long as school districts make sure academic achievement is the primary goal, the state shouldn’t discourage four-day school weeks.Continued ...
Another View: Sentencing reform is needed now
No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. How does that grab you?Continued ...
- Thursday, February 13, 2014
Another View: Politicians point fingers, don’t admit discord
Anyone expecting immigration reform out of Washington should be prepared to wait. For a very long time.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Another View: Surplus serves both policy and politics
Spreading Michigan’s budget surplus to cover as many bases as possible seems to be the goal of Gov. Rick Snyder’s final first-term spending plan, while not-so-subtly answering the demands of election year politics.Continued ...
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 ...