Columns

Boehner’s dangerous gamble

Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation's politics, has been - since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognized the newborn nation - the hallmark of Unites States support for the state of Israel.But that era ...

Gas blast at Mexico children’s hospital

MEXICO CITY - Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.A nurse and a baby died in the ...

Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74B

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.Obama's budget, to be formally released ...

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners

DETROIT - Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings.The homeowners nearly filled a long conference ...

Choosing the right tool for the work

As a kid, I watched my father do amazing things. He can fix almost anything. The man is a visionary who can build new things from what he sees in his mind. He once turned an old cottage into our first family home by building a new wing after digging the basement and building the foundation all ...

Finding a way

HOUGHTON - There have been countless books written about fitness and health, but few of them have been written by a Copper Country native.Jeff Hauswirth, author of the previously published "What Are You Waiting For? A Beginner's Guide to Weight Training," has come out with a new book titled ...

Random thoughts

Who says President Obama doesn't promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran's moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration's potentially suicidal foreign policy.Before the current measles ...

Why serious people discount Fox News

Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't.Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming. They didn't.Rudy Giuliani said on Fox that President Obama has issued propaganda asking ...

Unraveling the myths of CCs

Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University's early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide.For as long as she could remember, she'd wanted to go to OSU's veterinary school. She was on her way.But on the drive home with her parents after ...

A man for all times

LONDON - It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturdaythe British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both.The times in Churchill's case were both World War I, in which he ...

Budget deficit expected to shrink

WASHINGTON - Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year ...

Obama reading from the same old script

It's hard to believe that was only President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of the last decade, auditory wallpaper that seems ...

Obama: President of France

Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address was an homage to France. The president might not have intended it as such -he mentioned the nation only glancingly when denouncing terror attacks in Pakistan and Paris. Yet France was at the heart of the president's address.France has everything ...

The new Compassionate Conservatism

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America's fundamental economic problem.Bush's new Political Action Committee, called "The Right to Rise," declares "the income gap is real" but that "only conservative principles can solve it."Mitt Romney likewise promised last week that ...

Government created financial crisis, and could be doing so again

What caused the financial crisis? How can we prevent another one from happening again? The answers you most often hear to those questions are (1) greed and deregulation and (2) the Dodd-Frank law.But they're patently inadequate. Greed - or the desire for monetary gain - has always been with us ...

France needs no-nonsense approach to domestic terrorism

During a White House press conference last week in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, U.S President Barack Obama took the opportunity to school France on how to fight terrorism through social assimilation and approaches that don't involve the military or law enforcement. Ironically, he ...

Restate of the union

President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half!Give me a break. The ...

Early presidential prospects

With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is honing her message to appeal to the mindset of the left wing of her party, whose support she will ...

Improvement in GERD found following chiropractic care

CHASSELL?- A case report discusses the results of chiropractic care on a 27 year old female with the diagnosis of GERD and vertebral subluxation, as published in the Journal of Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.Your Chassell based Dr. Mischa Doman, D.C., stated, "A 27 year old female ...

‘Paddington’ the first must see of 2015

Based on Michael Bond's Paddington Bear character, "Paddington" is the story of a young bear, voiced by Ben Whishaw, who travels from Darkest Peru to London in search of a home. He is taken in temporarily by the Brown family, who name him Paddington and try to find him a more permanent ...