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Before ‘conversation on race’ we need education on race

April 1, 2015 Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz? The Starbucks CEO bought himself a ton of ridicule recently when he attempted to jumpstart a national dialogue on race by having... more »»

 
 
 
Obama can't escape war

April 1, 2015 There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he... more »»

Good news, maybe

March 31, 2015 We should have seen this coming, I suppose. We are, after all, the can-do country. more »»

A better 2016 agenda

March 31, 2015 “In your heart you know he's right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Se. more »»

Pilgrim River Watershed Project important

March 30, 2015 The last place I expected to be last week was hustling through the halls of the US Capitol, but that’s where Travis White and I were, jostling with besuited men and elegantly dressed women. more »»

Death to America

March 30, 2015 Maybe I'm too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of “Death to America,” I take it personally. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry apparently don't. more »»

Honoring fallen officers

March 28, 2015 At 11 a.m. May 15, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in the Copper Country will host the Upper Peninsula Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. more »»

Gentrify!

March 28, 2015 No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you're wrong. more »»

Why college isn’t for everyone

March 28, 2015 I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep. more »»

Can family breakdown in low-education America be reversed? Maybe

March 28, 2015 Our kids, at least many of them, are not doing very well. more »»

Revolution as desirable as re-warmed coffee

March 27, 2015 I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads, waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish to b. more »»

Laughter, still pretty good medicine

March 27, 2015 “There are three things which are real,” said John F. Kennedy, “God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension, so we must do what we can with the third. more »»

A simple question

March 26, 2015 It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. more »»

The ghosts of carried grief

March 26, 2015 Kelly lost her infant son many years ago in a tragic accident. While she was recovering in a hospital, family members planned her son’s funeral and burial. more »»

I've got your back, Ashley Judd!

March 25, 2015 Dear Ashley Judd: I guess this is a fan letter, though it is not written in praise of your work in movies like “Insurgent,” “Divergent” or “Tooth Fairy. more »»

Bibi's bait-and-switch on Palestine

March 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory -- won on the strength of his temporary promise never to approve a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel -- was akin to pullin... more »»

Climate change?

March 21, 2015 The French have a profound saying, loosely translated: “The more things change the more they stay the same. more »»

Enjoying a Finnish tradition

March 21, 2015 There is no part of me that is Finnish. There is a lot of Pollock and Scottish heritage mixed in with French Canadian roots, but Finn? No. more »»

The iEverything

March 21, 2015 It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce or distribute it. more »»

Will Hispanics fire up America?

March 21, 2015 “Firing up America” is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America's Latinos. Its tone is resolutely upbeat -- perhaps a bit too much so. more »»

Hillary’s love/hate media affair

March 20, 2015 Amid all the verbiage about Hillary Clinton’s email, one irrefutable fact emerges: Polls will drive us crazy before the Clintons do. more »»

 
 
 

 

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Word of the Day — May 30, 2013

May 31, 2013 arch - arch - deliberately or affectedly playful & teasing Example: "Emily Nussbsum's review of the TV 'Behind the Candelebra' biopic said, 'There are scenes, particularly during the breakup... more »

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