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A message to President Obama

May 23, 2013 FLINT — If I had the chance to say one thing to President Obama about his leadership and the actions of his administration in recent days, it would be “You’re better than this. more »»

Grads: Beware temptation to assume you’re right

May 21, 2013 WASHINGTON — On May 4, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address to the Adrian College Class of 2013. more »»

Congress must complete dairy policy reform

May 13, 2013 WILSON — After months of uncertainty and false starts, May could be a turning point in Washington, DC, when it comes to reforming farm policy. more »»

Little things make a big difference

May 9, 2013 FLINT — When I was a kid, my mother would sometimes say to me, “Be careful what you do, you never know who’s watching. more »»

Just another prom prop

May 2, 2013 FLINT — What I don’t understand about the female species could fill a 100 gigabyte flash drive. And yet I always discover something more that I didn’t realize I didn’t understand. more »»

Washington and 2nd Amendment rights

April 29, 2013 WASHINGTON — Like many people from Northern Michigan, I grew up around firearms and I’m a lifetime gun owner. more »»

Knowledge key to prevent financial crimes

April 26, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: In observance of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Daily Press will be publishing articles throughout the week authored by agencies which support the victims of crime locally. more »»

Victim Impact Panel gives strong message

April 25, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: In observance of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Daily Press will be publishing articles throughout the week authored by agencies which support the victims of crime locally. more »»

Rotary phones and other ancient stuff

April 25, 2013 FLINT — Now that we’re past 50, I’ve noticed that the world wastes no opportunity to let the lovely yet formidable Marcia and I know how ancient we are. more »»

It’s time to talk about it

April 24, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: In observance of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Daily Press will be publishing articles throughout the week authored by agencies which support the victims of crime locally. more »»

New challenges, new solutions

April 23, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: In observance of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Daily Press will be publishing articles throughout the week authored by agencies which support the victims of crime locally. more »»

Review shows need for reform of base costs

April 23, 2013 WASHINGTON — Recently, the Senate Armed Services Committee, which I chair, completed a year-long investigation into the costs of maintaining our nation’s overseas military presence. more »»

Remember the victims of crime

April 22, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE: In observance of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Daily Press will be publishing articles throughout the week authored by agencies which support the victims of crime locally. more »»

The Weather Whiners of America

April 18, 2013 FLINT — One can only endure so much before one must act. My god, it’s been half a year since reasonable weather! Six. Months. That’s more than any human being should have to endure. more »»

Progress in the fight against tax abuses

April 9, 2013 WASHINGTON — In March, the Senate passed a budget resolution. more »»

Gay marriage: The sky isn’t falling

April 4, 2013 FLINT — I don’t understand those who get so upset about gay marriage. You’d think the sky was going to fall. “This is the beginning of the end for society as we know it,” they moan. more »»

No easy fix

March 28, 2013 FLINT — In the winter of 2009, General Motors received billions in federal bailout money. In the summer of 2009, I bought a Chevy Malibu. more »»

Wall Street hasn’t ended its excesses

March 26, 2013 WASHINGTON — In April 2012, Americans were confronted with a story of Wall Street excess and derivatives disaster now known as the JPMorgan Chase whale trades. more »»

National debt has impact on Upper Peninsula businesses

March 23, 2013 MARQUETTE — As CEO of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) it is my duty to see that we do everything in our power to “stimulate and sustain a vibrant regional economy by facilitating... more »»

Armed and dangerous

March 21, 2013 FLINT — While flying along at 37,000 feet last week I had an awful realization: I was armed. more »»

 
 

 

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