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See history in black and white

Last week’s symposium in Washington, D.C., that marked the beginning of a year-long observance commemorating the 100th anniversary year of Calvin Coolidge becoming president contained too many important reminders of what the past can teach the present to be included in a single column. Some ...

It’s time we gave credit to Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, the 39th and the longest-living U.S. president, has chosen to enter hospice care at age 98. This is a good time to try to place his presidency in history. Indeed more years separate us in 2023 from Carter’s time in office than separated Carter from Franklin D. ...

Don’t lock kids up and throw away the key

Michigan lawmakers will have a chance soon to right a grave wrong in the state’s criminal justice system — the practice of locking up and forgetting about children who commit capital crimes. Legislation is expected to be introduced later this month that would limit the amount of time ...

8-18 Media: Winter vacation makes a splash

By Evana Losee 8-18 Media Special to the Journal I went to the Great Wolf Lodge Water park with my family on January 5, 2023. It is in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. I went because it was a gift from my grandma and grandpa. I was excited to go. When we walked into the Great Wolf Lodge building ...

Christie’s Chronicles: Evolving with an evolving universe

As I learned from a “Big Bang Theory” episode, what’s constant in the universe is that things are always changing. That, however, is little comfort to me when I can’t find my favorite foods on the grocery store shelves. Annoying factors such as the supply chain and changing consumer ...

What climate change might do to New England

Maine’s Aroostook County — the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island put together — is way north. Bordering the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, many of its people identify as Scotch-Irish or Acadians originally from France. Acadians distinguish themselves from the French ...