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US should view Greece as a wakeup call

July 16, 2015 No doubt many Greeks are upset with their prime minister this week, after he agreed to tax increases and entitlement cuts needed to keep the country’s economy from going belly-up. more »»

Enforcing existing gun laws would make a difference

July 15, 2015 Gun control advocates — many of whom really wish they could outlaw any ownership of firearms by individuals — constantly claim new limits are needed to save lives. more »»

We can’t allow negativity to prosper

July 14, 2015 In the book “James and the Giant Peach” (a childhood favorite of mine) by Roald Dahl, James loses his parents at the young age of four. He is then sent to live with his evil aunts. more »»

Secrecy about data breaches is unacceptable

July 14, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers secret would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Individualized funding a good idea for education

July 13, 2015 Federal funding to help low-income children in public schools does not necessarily aid all of them. Under Title I, the biggest such initiative at about $14. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

July 11, 2015 Why shoe trees?? Q. Reader Bob Alvey asks, "Why do people throw their shoes on a tree? What is the origin of the shoe trees you see around the countryside?"? A. more »»

Regrets spoken at end-of-life

July 11, 2015 "I wish I would have made amends with my sister." "We always said we'd get married — we just never got around to it." "I always said I'd finish my degree when I had more time. more »»

Congress can’t let Obama make Iran deal that is bad for US

July 10, 2015 Presidents traditionally have enjoyed latitude in their handling of foreign affairs — but the Constitution places the responsibility for critical issues squarely on Congress. more »»

Sleight of hand manuever helped Republicans save EITC

July 10, 2015 It was at least a temporary win for needy families around the state and they can thank some Senate Republicans for that. Yes. You read that correctly, Republicans. more »»

Highway funding should not have amendments attached

July 9, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Will the republic survive?

July 8, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

What do we do with Greece?

July 8, 2015 If economics were sports, “how about them Greeks!” Puerto Rico is in the news, too, but it is only underwater on its bond issues $72 billion; whereas the Greeks are down 300-400 billion euros whic... more »»

Thanks to Obama —Taliban succeeds

July 7, 2015 As we and other critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Spreading a positive message

July 7, 2015 I’ve been extremely inspired lately by how often I hear people cheering for Alpena. more »»

Use of outside email by others in Obama administration should be investigated

July 6, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondence. more »»

Have a safe, happy Fourth

July 4, 2015 Our favorite time of the year has arrived and today is going to be something really special for area residents. more »»

It’s not all fun in strawberry business

July 4, 2015 America was built on the hopes and dreams of people who worked hard to earn a decent living. more »»

Protection, sunscreen vital in skin cancer prevention

July 4, 2015 Summer has arrived in northern Michigan, and with it comes the much awaited sunshine and warm temperatures. more »»

The freedom by following God’s law

July 4, 2015 Today Americans celebrate freedom. How do we use this freedom, purchased by the blood of early colonists who "loved liberty more than life?" Far too often, it seems, we use it rather selfishly. more »»

 
 
 

 

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