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Premature postmortems

October 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Grantland Rice, a popular American sportswriter of the first half of the 20th century, gave us an often-quoted homily to sportsmanship: “For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark... more »»

 
 
 
Almanac

October 31, 2014 Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. more »»

Clueless in college

October 29, 2014 FLINT — So my son Sam, the honor student, called from college. Usually that means he’s short on money or clean underwear and ready to come home. more »»

Almanac

October 29, 2014 Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2014. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oc. more »»

Almanac

October 29, 2014 Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oc. more »»

Getting a grip on Ebola

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluid. more »»

How They Voted

October 28, 2014 While the Legislature is on a campaign season break from voting, the Roll Call Report continues a series reviewing key votes of the 2013-2014 session, starting with one that occurred this week. more »»

Done in by John Doe

October 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The early morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on... more »»

Almanac

October 27, 2014 Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2014. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1914, author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wale. more »»

How They Voted

October 25, 2014 While the Legislature is on a campaign season break from voting, the Roll Call Report continues a series reviewing key votes of the 2013-2014 session. Senate Joint Resolution V, Call for U.S. more »»

Recognizing heroes in our midst

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — That terrifying Tuesday morning, now 14 Septembers ago, when terrorists connected to al-Qaida hijacked jetliners and drove them into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center wil... more »»

Almanac

October 23, 2014 Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014. There are 68 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. more »»

Predatory journalism

October 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending. more »»

Almanac

October 22, 2014 Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. more »»

The spread of ‘Fearbola’

October 22, 2014 FLINT — I had a feeling we were getting to this point: “Ebola case feeds public fear” said the banner headline of a major Michigan daily recently. more »»

How They Voted

October 22, 2014 While the Legislature is on a campaign season break from voting, the Roll Call Report continues a series reviewing key votes of the 2013-2014 session. more »»

Almanac

October 22, 2014 Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. more »»

Afghanistan offers reasons for optimism

October 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Recently I had the honor of speaking to the United States Institute of Peace as that institution celebrated its 30th anniversary. I was a cosponsor of former Sen. more »»

Almanac

October 21, 2014 Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. more »»

Crumbling Constitution

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Does the Constitution still matter? When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a republic, “if you can keep it. more »»

Almanac

October 18, 2014 Today is Saturday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2014. There are 74 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. more »»

 
 
 

 

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April 30, 2014 ESCANABA — I was in a book store over the weekend when I had an opportunity to take a trip back to my childhood. more »

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