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The old(der) Andy Heller

July 30, 2015 FLINT — We were at a mile-long lakeshore park in my hometown where I used to train for cross country in my high school days when life decided to mess with me. more »»

 
 
 
Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 today

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance. more »»

Almanac

July 30, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, July 30, the 211th day of 2015. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. more »»

Documented Irresponsibility

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both... more »»

Things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. more »»

Almanac

July 29, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2015. There are 155 days left in the year. more »»

Hillary’s Glass-Steagall mistake

July 28, 2015 BERKELEY — Hillary Clinton recently noted that too many of America’s major financial institutions are still too complex and too risky, and she promised to offer plans to rein in excessive risks on... more »»

2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut

July 28, 2015 AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump’s credibility and branding the billionaire businessman “a cancer on conservatism. more »»

Almanac

July 28, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 209th day of 2015. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 28, 1945, a U.S. more »»

Why this should shock no one

July 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — “...if we come to see ourselves as meat, then meat we shall become.” — Leon Kass, M.D. more »»

How They Voted

July 27, 2015 The House and Senate are out for several weeks. Therefore, this report contains several recently introduced bills of interest. more »»

Almanac

July 27, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015. There are 157 days left in the yea. more »»

The War on Uber

July 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new “sharing economy” of businesses such as the ride-hailing company Uber is “raising hard questions about workplace protections. more »»

Lawsuits and Impeachment

July 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. more »»

Almanac

July 25, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, July 25, the 206th day of 2015. There are 159 days left in the year. more »»

The congressional party trap

July 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — In five of the past six presidential elections, the Republican Party has lost the nation’s popular vote to the Democrats. more »»

Almanac

July 24, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 24, the 205th day of 2015. There are 160 days left in the year. more »»

21st Century Cures legislation is a model for health care reform

July 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Having served Northern Michigan as a doctor for over three decades, I have seen the pain that uncured illnesses cause the patient and their family. more »»

There should be no sanctuary from the law

July 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — According to the Wall Street Journal, the last serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired Justice Department official... more »»

Almanac

July 23, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, July 23, the 204th day of 2015. There are 161 days left in the year. more »»

Is the Civil War over?

July 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. more »»

 
 
 

 

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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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