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The Crotchety Old Man returns

April 9, 2015 FLINT — It’s prom season at my daughter’s high school, which always brings out my inner Crotchety Old Man, whose sentences often begin with “Why, in my day ... more »»

How They Voted

April 9, 2015 The House and Senate are on a two-week spring break. Therefore, this report contains several recently introduced bills of interest. House Bill 4232: Require police shooting reports Introduced by Re. more »»

Almanac

April 9, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. more »»

The working poor and non-working rich

April 8, 2015 BERKELEY — Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they’re lazy. As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that “I really don’t have to wor. more »»

The Iran ‘Agreement’ Charade

April 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran’s nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary... more »»

Almanac

April 8, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2015. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1935, President Franklin . more »»

Walking away from vets isn’t an option

April 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Imagine the Washington agency tasked with helping our veterans telling someone to “go away and never come back. more »»

Almanac

April 7, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2015. There are 268 days left in the year. more »»

How They Voted

April 7, 2015 The House and Senate are on a two-week spring break. Therefore, this report contains several recently introduced bills of interest. Senate Bill 80: Decriminalize marijuana Introduced by Se. more »»

The rough math facing Ted Cruz

April 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. more »»

Indiana and the culture wars

April 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don’t serve pork? If an establishment requires that men wear jackets and... more »»

Almanac

April 6, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 6, the 96th day of 2015. There are 269 days left in the year. more »»

The Next Bubble

April 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — They’re doing it again! When the last housing bubble burst, politicians blamed “greedy banks. more »»

Almanac

April 4, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, April 4, the 94th day of 2015. There are 271 days left in the year. more »»

Drop-out from the Electoral College

April 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the cliffhanger presidential election of 1976, when Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford, the Republican president, the margin of victory in 20 states (totaling 299 electoral... more »»

Etiquette versus Annihilation

April 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who... more »»

Almanac

April 3, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Good Friday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2015. There are 272 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunse. more »»

The teen bottomless pit

April 2, 2015 FLINT — So I looked at Henry, the 16-year-old, the other day. He was standing in the kitchen with a Twinkie in his hand. I glanced away for a split second then looked his way again. No Twinkie. more »»

Almanac

April 2, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2015. There are 273 days left in the year. more »»

Who trashes liberal arts?

April 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — An op-ed piece titled “Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts” appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. more »»

 
 
 

 

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