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Congress needs details before approving Obama’s military plan

February 19, 2015 Debate over a critical issue of U.S. policy — defeating Islamic terrorists — appears to have taken on an impressive bipartisan tone. more »»

We know better what is needed here

February 18, 2015 It’s five o’clock in the morning and I’m feeling like the lyrics that Peter, Paul, and Mary sang: “But the dawn is breakin’, it’s early morn The taxi’s waiting, he’s blowin’ his horn” Of course ther... more »»

Setting limits in battle against ISIS would be disastrous

February 18, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

Finding your Everest and making it your legacy

February 17, 2015 My husband’s new favorite saying is, “It’s not a hill I want to die on.” I think we heard this when talking to a group of friends and it stuck. more »»

Tax season is reminder that Obamacare should be scrapped, replaced

February 17, 2015 Millions of Americans already have learned that?Obamacare is hazardous to their financial health. more »»

A realistic plan to stop flow of drugs

February 16, 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has hit the ground running with an initiative that could save lives throughout the United States. more »»

Air Force shouldn’t remove A-10s from defense arsenal

February 14, 2015 Is it really prudent to retire a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets that have proven invaluable assets in the war against terror? U.S. Sen. more »»

Lots of reasons to focus on the positive

February 14, 2015 The theme of this year’s Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce banquet was “positivity is the key.” Certainly it was appropriate, for it applies to so many areas of our lives. more »»

February, when thoughts turn to baseball

February 14, 2015 Is it spring yet? The temperature dropped and all of my thoughts have turned to warmer weather. When I think of spring I think of baseball (and a wee bit of softball. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

February 14, 2015 ARMC future Q. Readers in a dinner conversation questioned, "What future plans are being considered for the hospital?" A. more »»

ARMC cares about your heart health ... and so should you

February 14, 2015 You may think you’re not old enough to have a serious heart condition or that heart disease happens only to others, but these statistics tell a different story: Heart disease is the No. more »»

The greatest love

February 14, 2015 Love is in the air! That's why roses fly out of flower shops. That's why chocolate melts in everyone's mouth today. That's why restaurants are filled to capacit. more »»

Reel Fun a wonderful fundraiser

February 13, 2015 We’re hoping for some real fun for participants at Saturday’s Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament on Grand Lak. more »»

In need of economic stability

February 12, 2015 As the ancients Say wisely, have a care o’ th’ main chance, And look before you, ere you leap; For as you sow, ye are like to rea. more »»

Obama needs to back up words with action

February 12, 2015 “The United States will always defend our interests and uphold our commitments to allies and partners,” President Barack Obama wrote in the introduction to a foreign policy statement he sent to... more »»

Audit of Defense Dept. could bring needed change

February 11, 2015 Four U.S. senators who may be viewed by some as unlikely allies are sponsoring a bill that could be one small step toward a rational defense spending policy. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

American flag is our ultimate symbol

February 10, 2015 There is an activity I used to use in my communication classes to demonstrate the power of symbols. I would ask the students to tear a sheet of paper into three parts. more »»

Jordan deserves our support, military aid

February 10, 2015 Islamic State terrorists have beheaded Christian children, buried prisoners alive and crucified people, often videotaping their atrocities and sharing them with the worl. more »»

Budget is anything but practical

February 9, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washingto. more »»

Unemployment rate shows Michigan is on the rebound

February 7, 2015 Here’s some great news to get your weekend off to a great start — Michigan’s unemployment rate no longer is in the top 10 of the United State. more »»



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