- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Another View: When Big Bad Wolf isn't a wolf at all
The story was untrue, fabricated and misleading — much like the fairy tale. Unfortunately, the Big Bad Wolf in this story isn’t a wolf at all.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 7, 2013
Another View: State blows aid for monitoring water quality
Public dollars are hard to come by. These days, that’s a given.Continued ...
- Friday, December 6, 2013
Another View: Legislators play it safe with amendment
Adding an amendment to a 25-year-old law that prohibits firearms that could evade a metal detector should not become a national debate.Continued ...
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Another View: Filibuster block strategy has benefits
The recent Senate vote to limit the ability of the minority to block presidential appointments was a welcome move, not least because it enhances accountability.Continued ...
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Another View: Dislike freeloaders? Change state law
No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number.Continued ...
Another View: Bumpy roads surely ahead for Mich.
No one should have been surprised when Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to get $1.2 billion in new road funds fell flat in the Legislature in 2013.Continued ...
- Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Another View: We share blame with Washington
‘We the people’ must share the blame for the nation’s political mess.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 30, 2013
State should resist willy-nilly changes to environmental regulations
Better safe than sorry. For decades, that was Michigan's standard to regulate the pollutants belched into the air by industry smokestacks. That's about to change, as the state continues its headlong rush to make Michigan friendlier to business. ElimiContinued ...
MTU solar energy study should produce usable results
We'll be interested, along with a great many people, we suspect, to see results of a study launched by Michigan Tech University in Houghton recently to determine if and to what degree snow affects solar panels. MTU researchers who launched the effortContinued ...
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Another View: Compromise on charitable gambling
Michigan's gaming regulators and a large number of Michigan charities are squared off over proposed changes in the rules that govern gambling events that provide funds for hundreds of community groups across the state. Compromise is in order. MembersContinued ...
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
Another View: Ticket-scalping law has overstayed welcome
A downstate representative seems on the right course in introducing a bill that would make it legal to sell a ticket to a concert or sporting event for above face value.Continued ...
Another View: Detroit has no business selling auto insurance
Mike Duggan is attacking the right problem in trying to find ways to drive down Detroit’s punishing automobile insurance rates.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
Another View: America losing economic war with China
Invariably, taxes are going up and the discussion will turn to lessening the burden by attracting new business — even if it means those businesses from a neighboring community.Continued ...
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Another View: FOIA fixes will benefit Michiganders
A committee in the Michigan House has sent a bill making essential improvements to the state's Freedom of Information Act to the full chamber for consideration, likely later this year. That is good news for media organizations that fight battles to gContinued ...
Another View: Don't fix a bad law with a crazy one
You can "fix" a pothole by blowing up the road, but it's probably not a wise solution. In much the same way, Republicans in Lansing are fixing a problem with the Michigan Court of Claims with a system that is even more partisan and nonsensical than tContinued ...
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Another View: America losing an economic war with China
This is the time of year when many communities set property tax rates. Invariably, taxes are going up and the discussion will turn to lessening the burden by attracting new business -- even if it means those businesses from a neighboring community. OContinued ...
Another View: Trans fat ban benefits our collective health
A government plan to ban trans fats is good news for our collective health -- despite critics' claims that the Food and Drug Administration is overstepping its regulatory authority. Scientists are unanimous that consuming trans fats raises a person'sContinued ...
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Duggan a mayor for post-EM Detroit
Mike Duggan is a mayor for a post-EM Detroit Detroit voters have taken a giant step toward the resumption of self-governance by electing Mike Duggan to be their next mayor. Since his appointment last spring by Gov. Rick Snyder, emergency manager KevyContinued ...
Another View: Get serious on financial crimes
The U.S. Department of Justice has taken a serious and significant step to finally treat financial crimes in the same aggressive way it would treat drug cartels, environmental abusers and anti-trust cases. The prosecution of SAC Capital Advisors by tContinued ...
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Another View: Why place NFL players on pedestal?
Pro football has never been more popular, but our society is beginning to have serious discussions about the game and its future.Continued ...
- Thursday, November 14, 2013
Another View: Winter not time for life in fast lane
Many people say the pace of life in the U.P. is slower. That may not be the case for U.P. motorists traveling on winter roads.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 9, 2013
Another View: Local cities could reap riches from drilling
Rochester has lost out for now on an opportunity that could enrich both residents and its government coffers, allowing a misinformation campaign to scare off two Traverse City-based engineering companies that wanted to lease mineral rights on public land.Continued ...
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No school factor -- not budget, not class size, not curriculum -- is more important to a child's experience in the classroom than the teacher, but that's not how we treat teachers in the United States, and it shows. About 40 percent of teachers leaveContinued ...
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Another View: NSA’s intelligence gathering not very smart
It’s hardly a secret that nations gather intelligence on each other. That’s true of friends and adversaries.Continued ...
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Another View: Make quality focus of school ratings
Two well-worn bits of advice seem appropriate regarding the next bit of angst over improving and monitoring Michigan’s K-12 public schools.Continued ...