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Democratic socialism is not politics for grown-ups

October 19, 2015 Think of today’s Democratic Party as the little village of Hamelin. A piper called Bernie Sanders toots his socialist tune, and all the little Democrats skip along behind him to ... more »»

Bernie Sanders and the free market

October 17, 2015 Crass distortions of the choices facing the nation sometimes come masked in the media as “political analysis.” But whatever they’re called, they can’t be allowed to stand. more »»

Comeuppance of creepy Obama crony Kevin Johnson

October 17, 2015 The fit finally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. more »»

Under ‘tolerance’ guise, censorship gains ground

October 17, 2015 Support for the idea that it’s good to hear all opinions, even offensive ones, is thin. A plurality of Americans now support laws against “hate speech. more »»

Clinton scores debate win — among Democrats

October 17, 2015 Going into the Democrats’ first presidential debate Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton seems to have banked on one thing: that far fewer Americans would be watching than watched the Republican debates i... more »»

Larsen should make good court better

October 16, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder is making the case for the appointment of Supreme Court justices look quite appealin. more »»

Sanders-Trump magical mystery tour

October 16, 2015 Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. People are angry. We get it. more »»

So many children in poverty is national disgrace

October 16, 2015 With no prompting, the stranger standing next to you will volunteer, after checking his pedometer, how many steps he has already taken today, as well as how many miles per gallon his hybrid is... more »»

Gun control zealots ignore evidence

October 15, 2015 President Obama’s intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of his using various other... more »»

Bush family’s war on English

October 14, 2015 And the Bush family’s War on English continues. more »»

Dysfunction engulfs speaker selection

October 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Fifty-three years ago, legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel famously asked of his New York Mets, who were in the process of losing 120 of its 160 contests: “Can’t anybody here play... more »»

Hope remains in Obama’s presidency

October 13, 2015 Seven years ago, months before he won the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama delivered a speech about rac. more »»

Joaquin and Obama: Two forces of nature

October 13, 2015 Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another “force of nature” flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up. more »»

2 firefighters die in Kansas City blaze

October 13, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. more »»

Obama prefers politicizing to politics

October 12, 2015 President Obama was right. He was right when, just a few hours after the horrible shooting in Oregon, he decried the fact that such slaughters have become “routine. more »»

‘Unlock ‘em up’ bad for business, crime victims

October 12, 2015 The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 “nonviolent” inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. more »»

Gala event raises funds to give children a chance

October 10, 2015 The folks at U.P. Kids are busy planning the second annual Gala to be held at the beautiful Rozsa Center on Nov. 4. The first Gala was held on the night of a wonderful Keweenaw blizzar. more »»

People will do anything to escape tyranny

October 10, 2015 North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway. In winter, they freeze. more »»

Contain bank threat with bold reform

October 10, 2015 Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the well-being of millions of Americans, but what to do? Bernie Sanders says break them up and resurrect the Glass-Steagall Act that once separated... more »»

Clinton’s leftward tacking has risks for November

October 10, 2015 You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. more »»



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