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Don’t militarize pristine island

September 29, 2014 Back in the spring, an Asian tragedy fleetingly made headlines when an overloaded ferryboat sank on its way to South Korea’s Jeju Island. more »»

Kids who don’t go to college matter

September 29, 2014 It shouldn’t be this way, but the well-to-do tend to dominate public conversations in this country. more »»

Scots vote against independence but controversy continues in Britain

September 28, 2014 Last week, the voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, th... more »»

UN speech may indicate tougher Barack Obama

September 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The President Obama many fellow Democrats have been looking for ever since his 2008 election may have shown up this week at the United Nations. more »»

Cliffs looks to future in planning power needs

September 28, 2014 As electrical energy development and cost continues to be a prominent issue affecting all Upper Peninsula rate payers, Cliffs Natural Resources appreciates that Dr. more »»

ISIS seeks world domination

September 27, 2014 What a difference a year makes. In September 2013, President Barack Obama bragged to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, “The world is more stable than it was five years ag. more »»

GOP conclusions from Campaign 2014?

September 27, 2014 If Republicans have become more bullish about their party’s prospects for victory Nov. more »»

A simpler solution to climate change

September 26, 2014 Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy. In her powerful new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. more »»

Climate march was walk to nowhere

September 26, 2014 Anti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan, N.Y., in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warmin. more »»

Cancel the unethical ‘Daily Show’

September 25, 2014 The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004 appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, “It’s hurting Americ. more »»

GOP refuses to invest in US infrastructure

September 25, 2014 I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress. more »»

What Jack Ma can reteach US

September 24, 2014 In the fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, is in the forest when he hears a group of robbers approaching on horseback. more »»

Less than usual will get done in DC

September 24, 2014 Around Washington you can tell football season is upon us because Congress is lining up to punt its work until after the elections. more »»

Statistical differences mean injustice?

September 23, 2014 How many times have we heard laments such as “women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs” and, as the Justice Department recently found, “blacks are 54 percent of... more »»

California adds steam to bag-banning effort

September 23, 2014 California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. more »»

Which is the weaker party? Individuals should make their own decisions

September 21, 2014 Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker. The case that the Republicans are weaker is easy to state. more »»

Obama combat troops promise a rhetorical dodge

September 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — In Barack Obama’s determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is... more »»

U.P. electrical problems spark important questions

September 21, 2014 In a recent trip through the Upper Peninsula, Go. more »»

Quit defending abuse, America

September 20, 2014 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s arrest on child abuse charges has sparked a huge debate about corporal punishment, one that exposes deep cultural rifts. more »»

Economic elite will be death of US

September 20, 2014 “Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. more »»

Mark Sanford has ongoing saga

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to deman... more »»



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