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The silly, selective ‘war on women’

October 7, 2014 It has long been accepted by the conventionally wise that the Republican Party is waging a “war on women.” Let’s be clear. The war on women is based on just one thing — abortion rights. more »»

Video provides evidence of our racial divide

October 7, 2014 Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. more »»

Women lying to women

October 6, 2014 There’s really only one thing that progressives get wrong: human nature. more »»

Wrong choices has cost Obama dearly

October 6, 2014 Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearl. more »»

May a million umbrellas bloom on

October 4, 2014 So many seemingly small moments reveal the heart of the protest unfolding in Hong Kon. more »»

Why economy is failing most Americans

October 4, 2014 I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. more »»

It’s better now

October 4, 2014 Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It’s natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn’t. more »»

Obama stands aloof from America’s four policy traditions

October 4, 2014 President Obama’s speech at the United Nations last week was “an important turning point in American foreign policy — and in his presidency. more »»

I had surgery and I miss the drugs

October 3, 2014 I had surgery last week to remove fibroids from my uterus — a fairly common procedure — and discovered two things. One, I didn’t have fibroids. And two, I can see the appeal of drug addiction. more »»

Will the West defend itself?

October 3, 2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religiou... more »»

Random thoughts

October 2, 2014 What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. more »»

Prescription drug abuse a serious problem

October 2, 2014 Opiate analgesics are the most controversial drugs. They are used for moderate to severe pain and at the same time they are the most commonly abused medications. more »»

Ben Daniels Band

October 2, 2014 Ben Daniels grew up listening to the music his father, Jeff Daniels, listened to, which must have rubbed off on him, since he now plays that same kind of music as part of his band. more »»

A ‘feast for the eyes’ at First Friday

October 2, 2014 CALUMET?— The autumn foliage in the Copper Country has been marvelous this month, and art lovers will find an additional “feast for the eyes” in October’s First Friday in Calumet. more »»

Call for entries goes out for the Midwest Book Awards program

October 2, 2014 The Midwest Book Awards program, sponsored by the Midwest Book Publishers Association (MIPA) since 1990, recognizes creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book's unique... more »»

‘Boxtrolls’ fun for the whole family

October 2, 2014 By JESSE?PICKENS The Daily Mining Gazette Laika studio's third film, “The Boxtrolls” carries on the claymation techniques and intelligence of its predecessors, “Coraline” and “Paranorman,” but has... more »»

Netflix takes aim at the theatrical window

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s carefully controlled system of movie rollouts is officially under siege. more »»

Man’s 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

October 2, 2014 MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” memorabilia was named the world’s largest. more »»

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

October 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a... more »»

Nordic Film Series begins 11th season with Finnish comedy

October 2, 2014 HANCOCK - The 11th season of the Nordic Film Series kicks off October 9 with a comedy about a man from Lapland who needs to buy a digital TV box by dawn or risk losing his girlfriend. more »»



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