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No matter what, killing Cecil bad move by Minnesota dentist

August 3, 2015 “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. more »»

‘Rolling up’ common sense with Mr. Nelson

August 2, 2015 With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land — including full legalization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. more »»

Asymmetrical politics: GOP acts like unruly mob, Dems like in-step military

August 2, 2015 As the presidential campaign heats up, and we head into the first debate among the 16 declared Republican candidates, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. more »»

Dictatorial polls may determine fate of Republican candidates

August 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Public-opinion polls, once employed by political consultants to gauge the concerns of voters as a means to shape their candidates’ campaigns more effectively, have become the tail that... more »»

Will Jewish Democrats head off Iranian nuke weapons deal?

August 2, 2015 “Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines The Times of Israel. The members — Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. more »»

Give teens a foot on employment ladder

August 2, 2015 Minimum wages are rising around the country, including in Michigan. And that's having the unintended effect of keeping young adults out of the job market. more »»

Obama’s best friend’s these days? GOP presidential hopefuls

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — It is good to be President Barack Obama these days. more »»

Dream on: Would brand new planet need better people?

July 29, 2015 NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. more »»

‘Like’ factor key component in presidential elections

July 28, 2015 Bill Cohen, the former three-term Republican U.S. more »»

Sensitivity over at Gawker is surprising given nature of site

July 27, 2015 The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get — certainly if you’re Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker. more »»

Increasingly divided Democrats are causing big problems for their party

July 26, 2015 America’s two major political parties have a difficult task: amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been — not just now, but from the beginning — regionally, religiously,... more »»

Monsanto hitting the wrong notes

July 26, 2015 The Canadian rocker and master storyteller Neil Young says, “Music is a universal language. more »»

Iranian nuke deal isn’t perfect, but it’s a good place to start

July 26, 2015 After long and arduous negations, we and our five negotiating partners, reached an agreement to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons for at least 10-15 years. more »»

Vice presidency is an important job that nobody seems to want

July 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Like Roger Dangerfield, American vice presidents get no respect. Witness the way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put down fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. more »»

Another opinion

July 26, 2015 Pipeline plan should keep Great Lakes safer Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette took a prudent step to protect the Great Lakes from an environmental disaster stemming from a break in the... more »»

Take a look at who’s coddling Denver’s social justice types

July 25, 2015 “All cops are bastards!” “This is what white supremacy looks like!” On a tranquil Sunday afternoon in Denver, hate-mongering zealots hijacked a rally held by citizens and families of fallen police... more »»

Diaper dilemma: Mothers with problems they shouldn’t have

July 24, 2015 A worrisome trend in this country illustrates in the starkest terms how a mother’s income affects not only her baby’s health but hers, too. more »»

Trumping himself: ‘The Donald’ keeps getting better and better

July 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump can’t help himself. Nor can we. The “worse” he gets, it seems, the better we like it. Watching Trump is so deliciously awful, we don’t hang on every word. more »»

Blueberries: BOUNTY OR BUST?

July 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — Downtown Marquette is gearing up for the 14th annual Blueberry Festival next week, but blueberries have been a part of the Upper Peninsula fare for generations. more »»

Dorothy (DeLorensi) Truckey

July 21, 2015 ISHPEMING, MI. - Dorothy Truckey, 89, passed away on July 18, 2015 at the Mather Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. more »»

William “Bill” J. Wiltzius

July 21, 2015 WELLS, MI. - William (Bill) James Wiltzius, 88, of Negaunee, formerly of Wells, passed away on July 19, 2015 at Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee where he had lived for the past 16 months. more »»



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