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Why do governor, Legislature operate in secret?

October 1, 2014 When asked whether he would support broadening Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act laws to include his office and the Legislature, Gov. more »»

Tragedy need not tarnish our quality of life

September 30, 2014 As the Copper Country reels from our third homicide in less than a year, it is natural to feel afraid, to feel threatened, to feel that many of the problems that plague America’s big cities have... more »»

Security lapse cannot be repeated

September 29, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House Friday evening. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Congress needs to demand answers

September 27, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Trusting Iran would be a mistake

September 26, 2014 History is of full of episodes in which governments unable to cope with violent uprisings asked for military help from their neighbors. more »»

Are you healthy enough to hunt?

September 25, 2014 Each Michigan fall brings crisp mornings, falling leaves, shorter days, and for many the rush of hunting. more »»

Aramark woes easy to predict and avoid

September 24, 2014 A few words about the change that turned food service in Michigan’s prisons over to an outside contractor: The way to demonstrate that privatizing government services can work well is to make sure... more »»

‘Worst’ tax code behind corporate flight

September 23, 2014 It’s not corporate greed or a lack of patriotism that is driving American corporations overseas, as President Barack Obama contends. It’s one of the worst corporate tax codes in the developed world. more »»

We can’t trust Syrian rebels

September 22, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.S. more »»

Community made Chili Challenge a success

September 20, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From the United Way of Delta County: A huge bouquet of thanks to the many chefs, volunteers and patrons that made our 20th Soup’r Chili Challenge our best event ever. more »»

Observing POW/MIA Day

September 19, 2014 Michigan has a rich history of supporting our nation by supplying troops for many United States wars including the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War... more »»

‘Lone wolf’ terrorists pose a real threat

September 18, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

The time of year to watch for deer

September 17, 2014 Here’s some good news. Michigan drivers are more than 2 percent less likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to a recent study. more »»

Lack of debates would be a loss for Michigan voters

September 16, 2014 Michigan voters won’t see any shortage of political ads this election season — between now and Nov. more »»

A coalition to fight terrorism

September 15, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

League of Women Voters thanks community

September 13, 2014 This week’s bouquets go to: From Patricia Rudden: “The Delta County League of Women Voters would like to thank the many community members who supported our annual used book and media sale last month. more »»

Tip of a very costly iceberg

September 11, 2014 In large measure, President Barack Obama’s health care law was sold to Americans based on his contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»

Check up on your children’s online activities

September 10, 2014 Parents are advised regularly and strongly to monitor their children’s online activities. The Internet is a jungle in which many predators stalk naive youngsters. On Aug. more »»

Stop the flow from Islamic State terrorists

September 9, 2014 Islamic State terrorists are a greater threat than al-Qaida ever was. That is because they possess several advantages al-Qaida never enjoyed. more »»



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