- Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Another View: Data theft raises Web security questions
If an Internet security breach compromises credit and debit card accounts of 40 million Target customers, is anyone safe? Apparently not.Continued ...
- Saturday, January 4, 2014
Another View: Shooting interventions deserve more attention
Whenever there’s a mass shooting somewhere in the United States, it’s big news.Continued ...
Another View: Require prosecutors to prove evil intent
Historically, evil intent has been an element of most crimes.Continued ...
- Friday, January 3, 2014
Another View: Court ruling provides equality in zoning
A state Supreme Court ruling related to shale gas operations sends a larger message:Continued ...
- Thursday, January 2, 2014
Security is just a sign of the times
The sign language used by interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was an unintelligible mess. His hands swooped and flapped as he made up signs. He said he was experiencing a sudden attack of schizophrenia. But his messageContinued ...
Schools need tools to carry out mandates
Our state legislators are not educators. The problem is, many of them think they are. In fact, many of them think they know everything there is to know about everything. The truth is, they need to rely more on the experts in the various fields. SinceContinued ...
- Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Another View: Like it or not, today Obamacare is law
A suggested New Year’s resolution for Republicans: If you don’t like this law, come up with a better idea.Continued ...
Another View: Special treatment for serial drunken driver?
One of Massachusetts’ worst serial drunken drivers is on the street today, after twice violating the terms of his probation. We can only hope he’s not driving, but who knows?Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Another View: Nothing nice to say? Then stay quiet
If you don’t have anything nice to say, stay quiet. The relationship between political correctness and the First Amendment right to free speech is under constant scrutiny.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 28, 2013
Another View: GM finally drives through glass ceiling
Alfred P. Sloan, General Motors' first CEO, once said: "There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different."Continued ...
Another View: Improvements needed to medical pot law
The end of the legislative year is here again and, as is becoming custom in Michigan, controversy reigned as the majority GOP worked the rules to advance legislation that minority Democrats fought loudly against.Continued ...
- Friday, December 27, 2013
Another View: FEC watchdog is starved and rotting
With the nation facing expensive midterm elections and a 2016 presidential election, the FEC is "rotting from the inside out." "We have the best government money can buy," Mark Twain once said. It appears such sentiment holds today as it did back theContinued ...
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NSA revelations prompt deeper scrutiny Suppose we granted police the power to conduct regular searches of all homes, businesses and facilities. They could also randomly stop and search pedestrians and vehicles. Just imagine all the illegal activity tContinued ...
- Thursday, December 26, 2013
Another View: House speaker's criticism of private groups is a bigger issue
Much is being made of House Speaker John Boehner's blunt criticism last week of conservative groups. And much should be made of Boehner's justifiable outburst. But we think the big picture is being overlooked. The speaker was responding to the attackContinued ...
Editorial: Dirt on soap points to FDA stall
Delaying release of information about potentially harmful products does a public disservice. Here's the real dirt on anti-bacterial soap. It took not one, not two, not three, but four decades to get federal authorities to make a preliminary rulingContinued ...
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Another View: Crime lab case backlog unacceptable
For years now, our police officials and neighbors have had to wait, wait longer, then wait even longer for lab results from criminal cases.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Another View: No reason to license so many occupations
Should the state license doctors and lawyers? Almost everyone would say “yes,” given the harm that could be suffered at the hands of an unqualified and unscrupulous practitioner.Continued ...
Another View: Time to adjust driving for winter conditions
It’s easy to look around these days and wonder if certain U.P. motorists have forgotten everything they may have known about driving on winter roads.Continued ...
- Friday, December 20, 2013
Another View: Washington gets budget deal of minor value
Any bipartisan budget agreement coming out of Congress these days is worthy of note.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Another View: Remember these principles
Ten days before Pearl Harbor was bombed, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a proclamation that very soon would represent all that was held dear in America.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Another View: E. Lansing ‘disturbance’ was really a big disgrace
Here are two understated descriptions of what transpired on the streets of East Lansing after Michigan State University’s football team won the Big Ten championship:Continued ...
Another View: Is it the Super Bowl or the Stupid Bowl?
Did you get a glimpse of the Philadelphia Eagles-Detroit Lions football game (Dec. 8) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia?Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Another View: Preserve Mandela's memory in meaningful fashion
The tributes are pouring in from around the globe in memory of Nelson Mandela.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
Another View: An ‘official’ no thanks to those canned images
A movement among media to boycott the use of “official” photographs of President Barack Obama provided by White House photographers is gaining support — including ours.Continued ...
Another View: Put an end now to human trafficking
Although it’s the 21st century, the age-old problem of human trafficking still exists. In fact, it’s a thriving billion-dollar business worldwide, bringing in $87 million a day and $32 billion a year.Continued ...