We need a hope machine. Can anyone build one?


In a comment on a recent post, Paula OH said: “It’s a very tough time. We need a hope machine! Anyone know how to build one? My answer to Paula is a resounding: “yes!” And in a moment I’ll give Paula and you some hammers, nails, and solar panels to build one. First, though, I want ...

Resource officer good addition to any school


Schools should be among the safest places in the world for kids. They are supposed to be a harbor for learning, interacting with other kids peacefully and respecting teachers. Sometimes, though, things happen that threaten that safety. Some are along the lines of minor skirmishes between ...

Mayor Adams mocks the far left to rave reviews


New York Mayor Eric Adams is a rising power in the Democratic Party. A former police captain, Adams is the answer to the prayers of Democrats who have almost given up praying for a politics they can sell nationally. Adams is a Black man, who, at age 15, was arrested and beaten up by police. ...

Helmets to Hardhats program does much to support veterans


Governments, local, state and national, often throw grant money at projects and programs that have dubious value. In our experience, that’s the nature of that animal: Provide funding for a great many things and perhaps a handful will turn into something good. That certainly was not the ...

Multiple choices in standardized testing debate


Michigan’s April and May are months of acronyms. It’s a time to M-STEP through the tulips, springing forward into the PSAT, SAT and ACT. But whether this six-week testing season results in flowers or weeds is a matter of opinion in the struggle to determine what kids really know and how ...

Best to leave wildlife babies in the wild


The annual springtime wave of downy hatchling birds and fuzzy baby mammals is close at hand. Some might already have young in nest or burrow. Seeing these new babies in the wild can be a special treat — but it should happen from a distance and not involve handling these young creatures, the ...