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Why big tech may be getting too big

September 26, 2015 Conservatives and liberals interminably debate the merits of “the free market” versus “the government.” Which one you trust more delineates the main ideological divide in America. more »»

Walker withdrawal shows changes in Republican contest

September 26, 2015 Scott Walker’s abrupt withdrawal from the Republican presidential race Monday afternoon shows how different, in ways noticed and unnoticed, this campaign cycle is from those of recent years. more »»

Teen drivers run gauntlet of graduated licensing

September 26, 2015 A few years back Michigan instituted a Graduated Driver’s Licensing program. The reason for instituting this program was to reduce the number of new teen driver traffic crashes. more »»

Most government ‘help’ creates more problems for us

September 26, 2015 Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it’s a tric. more »»

Debate featured money-changer issue

September 25, 2015 Sometimes what seems the least consequential detail tells the most about a person’s character — or at least his or her intentions. more »»

Presidential campaign is about voters, not candidates

September 25, 2015 The most recent Republican presidential debate from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library brought to mind one of my favorite anecdotes. After President Franklin D. more »»

EPA changing emission tests for diesels

September 25, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans sweeping changes to the way it tests for diesel emissions after getting duped by clandestine software in Volkswagen cars for seven year. more »»

Snowden on video at NYC forum to promote privacy treaty

September 25, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Domestic digital spying on ordinary citizens is an international threat that will only be slowed with measures like a proposed international treaty declaring privacy a basic human... more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT PONTIFF’S ITINERARY IS IN NEW YORK From the U.N. more »»

1 dead in gunfire exchange

September 25, 2015 DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — State police say two federal agents searching for a missing person exchanged gunfire with someone in a cabin on northern Michigan’s Drummond Island. more »»

Mining co. seeks mineral lease

September 25, 2015 MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian mining company is seeking a mineral lease from the state of Michigan for 320 acres in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Islands added to wildlife refuge

September 25, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is growing significantly with the addition of acreage on two islands in northwestern Lake Michigan. Rocky Island and most of St. more »»

Boy, 6, finds gun, wounds self

September 25, 2015 BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the hand after finding a gun in an unlocked Battle Creek apartment. Police say the shooting happened Thursday night. more »»

Gun stolen in ’82 found in Tenn.

September 25, 2015 LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A gun stolen during a burglary 33 years ago at a southern Michigan home has been returned to its owners after being recovered in Tennessee. more »»

Ideological left has its pope

September 24, 2015 Pope Francis has created political controversy, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, by blaming capitalism for many of the problems of the poo. more »»

America: home of the not-so-brave

September 23, 2015 America is not a brave nation. Yes, that’s a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world’s finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage. more »»

Catching more flak, Trump stays on course

September 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Like water off a duck’s back, the slings and arrows against Donald Trump rolled off him in the second Republican presidential debate, as his foes tried to dent his amazing immunity to... more »»

We’re supposed to be feminists

September 22, 2015 I was going to let it go, I swear. All this female snark heaped on the Miss America pageant? I told myself to walk away and move on. more »»

Is Biden answer to Dems’ problems?

September 21, 2015 The wheels haven’t come off Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bus quite yet, but they’re getting wobblier. Hence the Joe Biden boomlet. more »»

Do Republicans care about winning?

September 21, 2015 The question dogs any woman who writes about politics: “Don’t you want to see the first woman elected president of the United States?” The unstated premise, always obvious, is that you are some sort... more »»



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