- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Another View: Justice, of a sort, in the 'affluenza' case
The wheels of justice can turn in very odd ways, and so it is the situation with the infamous “affluenza” case that sparked national outrage and introduced an apt new term into our vocabulary.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 10, 2014
Another View: Think of 13th checks as nothing but bad luck
Quite probably the minds who came up with paying public retirees a “bonus” pension check when investments were performing well had good intentions.Continued ...
Another View: Guns at school signals potential disaster
Bonnie Trahan proved an excellent point when she took a gun inside an Anderson school recently.Continued ...
- Friday, May 9, 2014
Another View: Approval of practice remains problematical
We’re not sure if (the) Supreme Court ruling on prayer at public meetings makes much difference.Continued ...
- Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Another View: E-cigarette regulation long overdue
The growth of the electronic cigarettes industry is remarkable, but its appeal is no mystery. E-cigarettes are loopholes to America’s smoking regulations.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Another View: Don’t rush school bus seat belt bills through
Student safety is of the utmost importance for Michigan families, and it should be for school districts as well.Continued ...
Another View: Water too precious a resource to waste
Water isn’t as abundant as we think in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.Continued ...
- Saturday, May 3, 2014
Another View: Michigan must forge new path to equality
For those of us who believe affirmative action programs have been largely effective at mitigating discrimination against women and minorities, Michigan voters’ decision in 2006 to outlaw such programs was a disappointing step backward.Continued ...
- Friday, May 2, 2014
Another View: Pa. levies on shale gas take center stage
While the November general elections are a long way off, we expect proposals for a shale gas tax to become a big part of the political debate.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 1, 2014
First step taken toward floating restaurant
Efforts to attract a floating restaurant to Ashland's riverfront have quickly moved past the talking stage with commissioners voting to seek proposals for such an establishment. Whether that action results in a floating restaurant in Ashland by the eContinued ...
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Another View: GM shows how to not handle a business crisis
Trust is an elusive quality. It’s hard to win but easy to lose. It can evaporate in an instant, and once lost it can take even longer to regain than it took to develop in the first place.Continued ...
Another View: Senate should free broadband funding
Businesses overwhelmingly agree expansion of broadband will help the state’s economy.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Another View: Mich. electric deregulation not answer
Two very divergent opinions have emerged in the debate over a push to deregulate Michigan’s electric market.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
Another View: Bad aim
We continue to be amazed at the lengths to which Missouri Republican lawmakers will go to block even the threat of federal gun-control laws.Continued ...
Another View: Keystone Pipeline delay is political
The State Department’s delay of its Keystone Pipeline decision is looking more political than practical.Continued ...
- Friday, April 25, 2014
Another View: Road funding plan doesn't solve problem
It took years of deterioration and the hardest winter in a generation, but Michigan legislators are finally facing up to the reality of the state’s woefully inadequate road and highway funding system.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
Marathon values reflect our forefathers
Patriots Day has a long tradition here in Massachusetts -- it's the day we hold the Boston Marathon, and the day we celebrate our state's leading role in the American Revolution. This year it marks something else. It is a day that reminds us of the sContinued ...
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Another View: State officials cease efforts to stop advance of ash borer
Kentucky’s war against the tiny emerald ash borer, responsible for already killing more than 25 million ash trees in the eastern United States has ended in surrender - by state officials, not the tiny insect.Continued ...
Another View: Pondering the jail problem
Our compliments to Vigo County Councilman Mark D. Bird for taking the time and investing the thought and energy into writing his detailed letter to the editor on the topic of the county’s jail, published in this newspaper April 13.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Another View: Teachers contract should not be reopened
The mere talk of reopening a labor contract midway through its term borders on treason in this once union-strong town.Continued ...
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Another View: Law can't regulate political content
"It's easy to tell when a politician is lying: Their lips move." That's a quote from the 1980s science fiction television series "Max Headroom." And while we may not share that cynicism in its entirety, it's hardly a secret that citizens need to treContinued ...
Another View: Too many questions remain after escape
One prison escape is one too many. Michigan is fortunate that convicted killer Michael Elliot was caught just one day after he escaped Ionia Correctional Facility, and no one was killed in the process. The Department of Corrections should immediatelyContinued ...
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Warming study merits some skepticism
Those who support the theory of anthropogenic global warming, the idea that human activity is the major factor contributing to a precipitous rise in worldwide temperature averages, correctly argue that weather is not climate. Thus, whenever a big snoContinued ...
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Another View: Fracking 'earthquake' demands action
Confirmation by Ohio officials that fracking caused several low-level earthquakes near the Lawrence County border warrants attention.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Another View: Don’t abandon bigger push to fix state's roads
It’s heartening to see some Michigan lawmakers taking a stab at a long-term solution for the state’s road funding shortfall.Continued ...