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The perfect, imperfect foster parent

May 9, 2015 May is National Foster Care Month. It is a time to celebrate, lift up and thank the parents that become Licensed Foster Homes. more »»

Trans Pacific trickle-down economics

May 9, 2015 Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics? By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street, and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get... more »»

Why Americans oppose redistribution despite inequality

May 9, 2015 Skeptics about democracy in the 18th and 19th centuries argued that the enfranchised masses would use their votes to seize the property of the relatively few rich. more »»

Apparent immunity to scandal is Hillary's armor

May 9, 2015 "This vast right-wing conspiracy," Hillary Clinton said, "has been conspiring against my husband since the day he announced. more »»

What it’s like to be wife of the party

May 8, 2015 The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing. more »»

Voters prefer governors for White House

May 8, 2015 In the past 94 years, American voters have elected a total of two United States senators — John F. Kennedy in 1960 and Barack Obama — president. more »»

Irrational behavior rules racial politics

May 7, 2015 Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown... more »»

‘What Can I Do?’ Now’s time to find out

May 6, 2015 “There comes a time when people get tired.” — Martin Luther King Jr., Dec. 5, 1955 Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week. I received an email from her on April 1. more »»

Sanders calling Democrats back to core values

May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — Up to now, most talk in Democratic Party circles about the 2016 primaries has been about whether a challenge would be good or bad for the clear frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. more »»

Kent State shootings film still resonates

May 5, 2015 As a ‘79 graduate of Kent State University, I was eager to watch PBS’ new documentary on the 1970 campus shootings, which killed four students and wounded nine others. more »»

Another signpost on road to destruction

May 5, 2015 When future historians analyze the decline of America they need look no further than the trivialities increasingly occupying our time and concerns instead of substantive matters seriously threatenin... more »»

Libs do themselves no favor

May 4, 2015 For the last 20 years, give or take another 50, one of the most cherished baubles of Beltway conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right. more »»

Appearance of interest conflict is smoking gun

May 4, 2015 In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. more »»

Political roots of widening inequality

May 2, 2015 For the past quarter-century I’ve offered in articles, books, and lectures an explanation for why average working people in advanced nations like the United States have failed to gain ground and are... more »»

The Value of Summer Jobs for Youth

May 2, 2015 The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the labor participation rate, defined as those seeking employment or employed, is 17 percentage points below its peak in 1989. According to a J.P. more »»

America’s politics is polarized; Britain’s is fragmented

May 2, 2015 Next week, Britain votes in its first general election in five years. Some aspects of its politics will be familiar to Americans. more »»

Anti-Trust law and lawlessness

April 30, 2015 We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people’s mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge. more »»

Fact-checking journalism is nonpartisan

April 29, 2015 “Obama is a Muslim,” it said. “That is a FACT.” As best I can recall — my computer ate the email —that was how the key line went in a reader missive that had me doing a double take last week. more »»

War remains Obama’s unending nightmare

April 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Obama’s acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the... more »»

L’Anse Area Schools Library resources available to public

April 28, 2015 On May 5, 2015, Baraga County voters will be asked on whether to approve a .5 mill levy for the Baraga County Public Library. The library is located at L’Anse Area Schools but is open to the public. more »»



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