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Industry-backed solar energy bill ludicrous beyond reason

August 29, 2015 From the looks of their new energy bill, it appears that Michigan state senators John Proos and Mike Nofs aim to kill off our state’s fledgling solar industry. more »»

Jeb Bush needs some razzle-dazzle

August 28, 2015 A plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign: 1. more »»

Liberal hypocrisy regarding constitutional tinkering

August 28, 2015 When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. more »»

Excusing illegal immigration

August 27, 2015 One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that “We can’t do everything.” Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. more »»

Epitome of an unreasonable search

August 26, 2015 Here is a challenge for you. more »»

Scott Walker: Trumped in Iowa?

August 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Scott Walker, the cocky young governor who took on the public-sector unions in Wisconsin and beat back a recall against him, figured he had the 2016 Republican presidential nomination... more »»

Lou Stokes: warrior, friend

August 25, 2015 One of my most enduring memories of former Rep. Lou Stokes is from the fall of 2008, two days before the presidential electio. more »»

Now is the summer of our political discontent

August 25, 2015 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. more »»

Will computers take fall for Clinton?

August 24, 2015 It happened sooner than even the doomsayers predicted. The era of artificial intelligence is here. A computer has become self-aware, a moral agent responsible for its own actions. more »»

On immigration, Trump plays supporters for chumps

August 24, 2015 Let’s assume, for fun, that Donald Trump’s supporters are thinking with their brains, not their viscera. more »»

Traffic safety reminders as kids go back to school

August 22, 2015 In just a couple of weeks schools will be back in session and with that, an increase of foot, vehicle and bus traffic in certain areas. more »»

Fraud of ‘family-friendly’ work

August 22, 2015 Netflix just announced it’s offering paid leave to new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. Other high-tech firms are close behind. more »»

Trump’s half-serious, half-fantasy immigration plan

August 22, 2015 Donald Trump’s six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta. more »»

Time to think: August in Washington

August 21, 2015 It is that sane and glorious time when the nation’s capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite. “I don’t know why everyone leaves,” I remarked to my neighbor. more »»

Last, best chance to take back government from big money

August 21, 2015 When Democratic presidential candidates have campaigned in Los Angeles, it has usually been around a private fundraising event featuring Barbra Streisand or Steven Spielberg or George Clooney — or... more »»

Random Thoughts

August 20, 2015 Random thoughts on the passing scene: • Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastroph. more »»

Superrich turn democracy into plutocracy

August 19, 2015 Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint. more »»

Sanders’ surge stalls the Clinton steamroller

August 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — A small-sample poll in New Hampshire shows Vermont Sen. more »»

Crews plan search for 3 after Alaska landslide

August 19, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Crews plan to search through a debris area Wednesday for three men believed killed when a landslide described as a sea of logs and mud swept through part of an Alaska coastal... more »»



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