- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Another View: Monitoring program scores narrow victory
Supporters of government secrecy and the mass monitoring of citizens are breathing a sigh of relief.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 27, 2013
Another View: Transparency needed on Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court makes landmark decisions on a regular basis, from ending racial segregation to a 2000 decision in which they essentially picked the president of the United States.Continued ...
- Friday, July 26, 2013
Another View: Keep feds transparent
Something is drastically wrong when states decide they must sue the federal government for information.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
Another View: Case points to distrust of legal system
The trial of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., cast a glaring light on both the U.S. legal system and the simmering distrust of that system among many African Americans.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Another View: State needs more money for roads
If Michigan is to improve its competitiveness, it has to fix its roads. A new report shows the state has a long way to go.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Another View: Filibuster reform still needed
While it appeared Senate Republicans and Democrats were going to reach a compromise over long-stranded Obama nominees for three key positions, the real heart of the dysfunction lies with abuse of filibuster rules that still need changing.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
Another View: Top court recommends judicial cuts
Taxpayers should not pay for more government than they need. The statement applies to every level and every branch of government, from local and county to state and federal.Continued ...
- Friday, July 19, 2013
Another View: Public confidence wanes on reform
If you thought the controversy over health care reform would fade over time, you were wrong.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
Another View: Senate showdown could alter dynamic
Harry Reid needs to be careful what he wishes for. As the old saying goes, he just may get it.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Another View: Right-to-Work in for long court struggle
The Michigan Supreme Court passed on Gov. Rick Snyder’s plea to settle the Right-to-Work law’s constitutionality, likely ensuring a long battle over the contentious law.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
Another View: Back power sharing in Egypt
The military coup-style ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi led some U.S. leaders to consider pulling U.S. aid per laws that govern that aid in the event of military overthrows of legitimate governments.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
Another View: Being alert about tornadoes
No matter how sophisticated civilization becomes, humans and the communities they build are susceptible to the ravages of weather disasters.Continued ...
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Another View: Schmidt's stoplight camera bill out of focus
Two bills in the Michigan House would amend state law to allow municipalities to place cameras at certain intersections to catch people who commit traffic infractions, such as running a red light.Continued ...
Another View: College tuitions are driving student loan crisis
There has been much handwringing over Congress’ failure to prevent the interest rate from doubling on Stafford college loans.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Another View: Colleges tone-deaf on tuition hikes
Universities are often derided as home to ivory towers where officials are isolated from the real world. The latest round of tuition hikes at some state universities does little to contradict that notion.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 6, 2013
Another View: Justice should be more swift for all in Mich.
It’s the same old story: The state crime labs are horribly backed up, again.Continued ...
Another View: Court errs with Voting Rights Act
A divided Supreme Court turned back American progress, and the victim was a law that served to defend the Constitution for nearly five decades.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 4, 2013
Another View: Never take our freedom for granted
Communities across the United States prepare to celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday (today) with speeches, parades and fireworks.Continued ...
- Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Another View: Butter Queen has slipped and fallen
Paula Deen, a long-time Food Network darling, fell from grace recently when she admitted to using a racial epithet.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
Another View: Voter registration system is working
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a strong 7-2 majority decision written by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, rightly ruled ... that states cannot further burden voters by requiring that they produce proof of citizenship on top of federal law that already requires them to show citizenship when they register to vote.Continued ...
- Friday, June 28, 2013
Another View: Border rules will bring compromise
Following the poor showing of Republicans among immigrant voters last election the prevailing wisdom was that Congress would finally figure out how to pass immigration reform.Continued ...
- Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Another View: U.P. has tools to fight illegal drugs
An update from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team contained some disturbing information. Ron Koski, team leader of UPSET, spoke to community leaders in Escanaba.Continued ...
- Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Another View: Motorcycles can be a summer-time danger
Motorcycles are a divisive contraption. People who own them are almost fanatical in their enthusiasm. People who don’t often have a list of annoyances they will eagerly voice.Continued ...
Another View: Congress must act now on Farm Bill
The U.S. Senate passed a farm bill, one that cuts $24 billion from agriculture programs and makes substantial reforms to the way the federal government spends on agriculture programs.Continued ...
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
Another View: Protect more advanced genetic research by law
Two recent unanimous Supreme Court decisions delved into cutting-edge genetic research and patent protection. Both decisions will ensure more creative and advanced research that will better society.Continued ...