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Growing up in 21 years of columns

March 5, 2015 FLINT — Sam, our first born, turned 21 the other day. That’ll take the breath out of you. more »»

 
 
 
Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

March 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran’s domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglectin... more »»

Almanac

March 5, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. more »»

Random Thoughts

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Random thoughts on the passing scene: When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amok. more »»

Almanac

March 4, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2015. There are 302 days left in the year. more »»

Your Lawmakers

March 4, 2015 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

Becoming independent contractors

March 3, 2015 BERKELEY — GM is worth around $60 billion and has more than 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. more »»

Almanac

March 3, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 3, the 62nd day of 2015. There are 303 days left in the year. more »»

Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court

March 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. more »»

How They Voted

March 2, 2015 Senate Bill 71, Extend, expand job training subsidies to some employers: Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate To eliminate the $50 million debt cap in a 2008 law that authorized state job training subsidies... more »»

Almanac

March 2, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 2, the 61st day of 2015. There are 304 days left in the year. more »»

Kochs and Unions

February 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Lots of people sure hate the Koch brothers. The Kochs get death threats like this: “If I had a chance to murder a Koch brother in cold blood, I would surely take it. more »»

What if the government fears freedom?

February 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — What if the current massive spying on Americans began with an innocent secret executive order signed by President Reagan in 1986? What if Reagan contemplated that he was only authorizin... more »»

Almanac

February 28, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2015. There are 306 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

They didn’t cancel school back in the day

February 26, 2015 FLINT — OK, let’s face it, there’s nothing on anyone’s mind besides the cold. It’s all anyone can talk about. “Wow, this ISIS thing is getting scary.” “Forget ISIS, what’s scary is this weather. more »»

Chris Cuomo: ‘Our rights do not come from God’

February 26, 2015 “...the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” (John F. more »»

Almanac

February 26, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2015. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

Your Lawmakers

February 26, 2015 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 . more »»

Giuliani versus Obama

February 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that... more »»

Almanac

February 25, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2015. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. more »»

How trade deals boost the rich

February 24, 2015 BERKELEY — Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent. more »»

 
 
 

 

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The U.P.'s most valuable resource

December 5, 2014 Sometimes we take for granted what is probably the most precious resource the Upper Peninsula has to offer — the people who live here. more »

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