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‘Penguins’ is fun but forgettable

December 4, 2014 By JESSE?PICKENS The Daily Mining Gazette “Penguins of Madagascar” is the first spin-off to the three film “Madagascar” franchise. more »»

Mental Health First Aid

December 4, 2014 Copper Country Mental Health with the support of the Rice Memorial Clinic Foundation held its first Adult Mental Health First Aid training in Houghton on November 19-2. more »»

Opinions versus facts

December 4, 2014 Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

Let’s talk about black-on-black violence

December 3, 2014 OK, fine. Let’s talk about “black on black” crime. more »»

Too complicated for easy allegory

December 1, 2014 On Tuesday, the day after it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. more »»

Sticks in spokes

December 1, 2014 During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. more »»

A few things to be thankful for

November 29, 2014 It's that time of year again where we look inward to think of what we are most thankful for. In years past in writing this column I've struggled with certain months of the year. more »»

College: Necessary, and gets you nowhere

November 29, 2014 This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost. more »»

Nobody is pushing Piketty’s policies

November 29, 2014 Last spring, you may remember, the French economist Thomas Piketty was all the rage in certain enlightened circles. His book “Capital” shot up to the No. more »»

What Obama can learn from Hagel ... and ‘Mockingjay’

November 29, 2014 Less than 10 days before Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his resignation, he addressed a memo to senior defense leaders. more »»

Thanks, property rights

November 29, 2014 This Thanksgiving, I gave thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. more »»

‘Mockingjay’ brought down by pacing

November 28, 2014 “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” features impeccable production, and the most compelling story of the “Hunger Games” series so far, but it is brought down by abysmal pacin. more »»

The end of an Admirable era

November 26, 2014 After 42 years of steadfast service to his country, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby recently retired from the U.S. Army. more »»

It’s time to kill the lame duck session

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. more »»

Economy posts strong Q3 growth

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. more »»

Protests held in Michigan after Ferguson decision

November 26, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Protesters upset by a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, demonstrated peacefully around... more »»

Bill Cosby, serial rapist?

November 25, 2014 Wow. Just … wow. So what’s next? Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer? Or M. more »»

Gruber flap opens not-so-old wounds

November 24, 2014 I understand we’ve turned the page to the next controversy — Obama’s unconstitutional immigration pander — but I’d like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. more »»

The will to power

November 24, 2014 “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the... more »»

The secret of youth

November 22, 2014 During a recent interview, Stephen Colbert shared his definition for a young adult novel, which is “…a regular novel that people actually read. more »»



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