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Oscar’s big night is just around the corner

February 8, 2016 We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. more »»

Political party power badly in decline

February 7, 2016 The campaigns will be eager to tell you the meaning of Ted Cruz’s victory and the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Iowa last night, but the larger significance of this... more »»

MSU on right track on coal

February 7, 2016 Michigan State University is leading the way in clean energy by putting a stop to the use of coal to power its campus. The T.B. more »»

As Michigan primary approaches, presidential race is tightening

February 7, 2016 If you haven’t, now is the time to get registered to vote in Michigan’s presidential primary. It’s on March 8, but Monday — that’s tomorrow — is the last day to register. more »»

On eve of New Hampshire vote, GOP brand is taking a big nose dive

February 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — After the Iowa caucuses and on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, an avalanche of presidential candidate appearances on television has provided a sharp contrast between the two... more »»

An open letter to Jeb Bush

February 6, 2016 Dear Gov. Bush: There are many ways to express your love of country. One is to serve as president. In your case, that path seems close. more »»

Lectures unneeded by progressive

February 5, 2016 Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not a “real progressive”? I haven’t had this much fu... more »»

Chuck Schumer a Chicken Little

February 4, 2016 Latin America’s Zika virus is the latest undocumented immigrant to hit our shores, but have no fear. Self-appointed Zika Warrior Prince Charles Schumer has declared that he is here to stop it. more »»

The United States of Trump

February 3, 2016 “You wonder how these things begin.” — (The Fantasticks) In the beginning there was a combative media. more »»

Flint water is toxic waste on tap

February 2, 2016 You’ve probably heard that Flint has lead in its water and it’s poisoning the locals. But did you know that this debacle is a symptom of our ailing democracy? Gov. more »»

Why cheap oil is not bad for the environment

February 1, 2016 It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive. That would dampen the public’s craving to install solar panels and build wind turbines. more »»

Despite lingering controversy, predator hunts are needed activity

January 31, 2016 Jackie Winkowski obviously has a distorted, inaccurate view of the role predator hunting plays in the Upper Peninsula based on her letter that was published in the Jan. more »»

Detroit lawmakers should back their public schools

January 31, 2016 With widespread teacher sickouts, buildings in poor condition and a district quickly going broke, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has started warming to the governor’s plan to overhaul the finances and... more »»

Candidates’ campaigns won’t work

January 31, 2016 From someone whose title is senior political analyst you might be expecting a forecast of who will win the Iowa caucuses next Monday nigh. more »»

PWPL millage vote: Township finances make change inevitable

January 31, 2016 On June 15, 1993, the Peter White Public Library and Marquette Township officials signed a four-paragraph contract for library services for township residents. more »»

Grand Old Party is in crisis

January 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the Republican Party seeks an electable presidential nominee amid the current reign of public anger and hostility, it seems oblivious to the depth of its internal crisis. more »»

Here we go again, trash talking the working class of America

January 29, 2016 Bear with me, please, as I start this column with a brief story about my two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes. more »»

Clinton’s credibility is cracking

January 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night’s Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young — a potential new voter — this... more »»

Is Trump the best choice?

January 27, 2016 When the publisher of National Review Magazine, Jack Fowler, called and asked me to write 300 words on why I oppose Donald Trump for president of the United States, my first thought was about the... more »»

Obama takes walk on greener side

January 26, 2016 Until now, President Barack Obama has embraced gas and oil fracking, encouraged the construction of new nuclear reactors, and hailed government investment in wind and solar power. more »»

Karl Rove: Why McKinley still matters

January 24, 2016 The economy has been staggering, with stagnant or no growth, for several years, after a financial crisis. more »»



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