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Obama and history

August 25, 2014 Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. more »»

Getting healthier is just one step at a time

August 23, 2014 About three months ago I was hanging out with a friend when we decided to go bike riding. I hadn’t been on a bike for quite some time so I wasn’t sure how I was going to do. more »»

Is Ferguson a social media victim?

August 23, 2014 Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers and tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missouri, leaving the question: What will be left of this embattled city when the smoke clears? We’ve seen predominantly... more »»

Policing a riot

August 23, 2014 Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America’s police have become too much like an occupying army. more »»

The disease of American democracy

August 23, 2014 Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. more »»

Ferguson: Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots

August 23, 2014 Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960. more »»

Random thoughts

August 21, 2014 Random thoughts on the passing scene: I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determine... more »»

Is an advance directive right for you?

August 21, 2014 An advance directive tells your doctor what kind of care you would like to have if you become unable to make medical decisions (if you are in a coma, for example). more »»

Rozsa Center announces its upcoming season

August 21, 2014 HOUGHTON — “Choosing a season is often a difficult process,” said Tricia Helsel, Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department Associate Professor. more »»

Don Pardo: a link to TV's birth, says 'SNL' boss

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels must have known it. more »»

With ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha’s Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his “failure” in aiding Syrian refugees,... more »»

Our gayest summer ever

August 19, 2014 Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Ga... more »»

Police misconduct becomes evident

August 19, 2014 Looks like police in Ferguson, Mo. took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night. more »»

America’s selective libertarianism

August 18, 2014 There’s an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. more »»

‘Do nothing’ congress

August 18, 2014 “Meet the Press” featured a segment recently that illustrates the planted liberal axioms that dominate our political culture. The topic was Congress’s failure to “get anything done” this term. more »»

Keweenaw BrewFest 2014

August 18, 2014 HOUGHTON — By 2 p.m. Saturday, an hour after it opened, about 1,100 people had entered the grounds for the fifth annual Keweenaw BrewFest, and that satisfied Mike Rose. more »»

Art in the Park draws big crowd

August 18, 2014 COPPER HARBOR — Lovers of arts and crafts again flocked to Copper Harbor for this year’s Art in the Park Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Obama takes break from vacation

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight today for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. more »»

Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

August 16, 2014 Politicians have ranges of positions of varying widths that they they find acceptabl. more »»

How I spent my summer vacation

August 16, 2014 Anyone remember that question, often given to us as kids during the first week of school? I remember being envious of those who took long trips or moved into new houses or boasted about "toys" such... more »»



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