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Keep gun bills focused

Michigan lawmakers, driven by the recent mass shooting at Michigan State University, Thursday will begin considering stricter gun control measures. The debate should stay fact-based and focus on how the proposals will actually impact assaults such as the one that hit MSU. That won’t be ...

Sled season hit by fatalities

Those who live in the northwoods figured out long ago how to not just endure the long cold and snow of winter but turn it into a playground when possible. Among the seasonal pastimes to savor is snowmobiles, an activity so fun it lures those from more southerly climes to venture north so ...

They would kill our democracy for money

It would have been shocking had Fox News lied about the 2020 election being stolen from Donald Trump because the management and stars believed that nonsense. It would have been shocking had Fox known the truth but passed on lies in the belief that only Trump could save the country. But the ...

Dealing with China no easy task

The House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party held its first hearing this week. In interviews and joint statements Chair Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, and ranking member Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, have made it clear they ...

Pay any price? Bear any burden?

“...we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty.” — John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Jan. 20, 1961 Those were simpler, though not less dangerous times. The Soviet Union was seen as ...

Can Fox News handle the truth?

An old cynical newsperson jokes about not “letting facts get in the way of a good story.” In today’s world, one might just as easily say, don’t let facts get in the way of audience ratings or viral internet surfing clicks. Such is the newsroom scene unfolding in the case that ...