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Happy New Year, sort of

August 23, 2016 As regular readers may remember, I have long insisted that Jan. more »»

Ken Salizar is Hillary’s foremost headhunter

August 22, 2016 Ken Salazar, President Obama’s disgraced ex-interior secretary and former U.S. senator from Colorado, was named Hillary Clinton’s White House transition chair last Monday. more »»

Today’s top candidates don’t measure up to Reagan, FDR

August 21, 2016 Donald Trump has just made changes, again, in his campaign’s top leadership, shoving aside the seasoned Paul Manafort and installing Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon and veteran pollster... more »»

Trump doubles down on saying what only he says

August 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Before it ever really got started, the makeover of Donald Trump from amateur political outsider to a controlled and controllable presidential candidate has now been ditched — by the... more »»

New UP Health System-Marquette CEO on duty

August 21, 2016 This month marks an exciting change for my wife and I as we move to Marquette, and I begin my journey as the CEO of UP Health System-Marquett. more »»

Lighten 2025 fuel mandates

August 21, 2016 Despite huge gains in fuel efficiency, automakers need relief from future stringent standards. more »»

Is the left really wary of Clinton?

August 20, 2016 The hard left can be an unforgiving crowd, not always mindful of the give-and-take required to get things don. more »»

Better days are already here

August 19, 2016 The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school. more »»

Time for beach burkini bingo!

August 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Once upon a time, a scantily clad lass padding down a beach might cause a riot — at least of eyeballs eager to extend the sidelong glance. more »»

What can the past teach us?

August 17, 2016 While we shouldn’t live in the past, we can certainly learn from i. more »»

Is free trade causing job loss

August 16, 2016 International trade figures heavily in the presidential race. more »»

Is nationalism always a bad thing? Depends on how it’s used

August 14, 2016 Google “Donald Trump” and “nationalism” and you’ll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative. more »»

Parental rights bill in state Senate should get hearing

August 14, 2016 I have had the good fortune to work for more than 30 years in the social service field. more »»

Trump keeps taking this crazy recklessness too far

August 14, 2016 WASHINGTON—Firm supporters of Donald Trump will say his suggestion that “the Second Amendment people” could prevent a President Hillary Clinton from appointing a Supreme Court justice favoring gun... more »»

Voting must be made easier

August 14, 2016 The anemic turnout in (the Aug. 2) primary election is a reminder that Michigan maintains some of the country's most restrictive voting laws. more »»

Obamacare under President Clinton

August 13, 2016 We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let’s proceed on that (comforting) notion. more »»

When Trump speaks, kids listen

August 12, 2016 Earlier this summer, I was walking through the Miami airport with my 8-year-old grandson when I looked around and noticed I suddenly wasn’t. more »»

Newspapers the last line of defense

August 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It’s August. I’m Trumped out. So today’s the day. more »»

Ransom by any other name

August 10, 2016 You’ve probably heard the very old riddle: When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar. An updated version might go like this: When is a ransom not a ransom? When the Obama administration says it isn’t. more »»

Poll apart: American’s optimism tanks in latest national survey

August 9, 2016 A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. more »»

IRS should call Trump’s bluff

August 8, 2016 For 40 years, Americans have had a chance to review the tax returns of major party candidates running for the presidency. more »»



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