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Hope remains in Obama’s presidency

October 13, 2015 Seven years ago, months before he won the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama delivered a speech about rac. more »»

Joaquin and Obama: Two forces of nature

October 13, 2015 Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another “force of nature” flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up. more »»

2 firefighters die in Kansas City blaze

October 13, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. more »»

Obama prefers politicizing to politics

October 12, 2015 President Obama was right. He was right when, just a few hours after the horrible shooting in Oregon, he decried the fact that such slaughters have become “routine. more »»

‘Unlock ‘em up’ bad for business, crime victims

October 12, 2015 The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 “nonviolent” inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. more »»

Gala event raises funds to give children a chance

October 10, 2015 The folks at U.P. Kids are busy planning the second annual Gala to be held at the beautiful Rozsa Center on Nov. 4. The first Gala was held on the night of a wonderful Keweenaw blizzar. more »»

People will do anything to escape tyranny

October 10, 2015 North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway. In winter, they freeze. more »»

Contain bank threat with bold reform

October 10, 2015 Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the well-being of millions of Americans, but what to do? Bernie Sanders says break them up and resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act that once separated... more »»

Clinton’s leftward tacking has risks for November

October 10, 2015 You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. more »»

Flagrant liar for president?

October 9, 2015 We’ve got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina! Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey — just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former darlings who are now out of... more »»

Spreading ugly, sad truth

October 9, 2015 Political Washington just got a welcome dose of refreshing candor. more »»

Boehner’s departure doesn’t help

October 7, 2015 Wonderful. Just what the conservative movement needs right now — less adult supervision. more »»

Boehner heir presumtive debuts with foot in mouth

October 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Ultraconservatives gloating over having forced House Speaker John Boehner out the door may already be pondering what they’ve wrought, in the anticipation of a Speaker Kevin McCarth. more »»

Standing for Planned Parenthood

October 6, 2015 Seeing as it’s still all too common to depict a determined woman as an angry one, let’s be clear on who did and did not yell at the congressional hearing Tuesday. more »»

As speaker, Boehner put institution before Constitution

October 6, 2015 The announcement by House Speaker John Boehner that he is retiring at the end of October stunned Washington where life is all about grabbing power and holding on to it, often until death they do part. more »»

10 things to know today: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

October 6, 2015 Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: . more »»

15-year-old hides gun at school

October 6, 2015 SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody after police found a loaded gun hidden in a bathroom at a Saginaw school. Saginaw police Detective Sgt. more »»

Putin cutting Obama down to size

October 5, 2015 If the humiliation of the Obama administration continues at this rate, by this time next week you should expect to see Secretary of State John Kerry on all fours at the United Nations, getting... more »»

New book looks at when Dad is the Devil

October 5, 2015 The bride, Edda, was 20, glamorous and well connected. The groom came from a prominent family. Their wedding was Italy’s social event of the year in 1930. more »»

Economic problem is political problem

October 3, 2015 You often hear inequality has widened because globalization and technological change have made most people less competitive while making the best-educated more competitiv. more »»



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