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Time to rein in federal spending

March 17, 2010 During February, the federal government spent money it does not have at the rate of nearly $5.5 million a minute. That works out to the price of a reasonably nice new home every second. more »»

Combined agency shows promise

March 5, 2010 Aspects of the newly-recombined Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment sound promising for the Upper Peninsula, but we hope the new agency focuses on efficiency and keeping “boots... more »»

Deficits erode U.S. position

March 2, 2010 We Americans have been warned over and over again that the national debt is more than an unpleasant reality and a political talking point. It has very real ramifications. more »»

Jobs campaign flawed

February 9, 2010 President Barack Obama may not be willing to recognize the demand for real change that is swelling among American voters, but some members of Congress are. more »»

Bats need protection too

February 4, 2010 The lowly, sometimes-feared bat clearly does not compete well against the polar bear in terms of arousing public opinion in favor of action by the government. more »»

Chavez abusing power

February 3, 2010 Here in the United States, people of all political persuasions sometimes argue about whether the news media reports accurately and without bias. There is no similar controversy in Venezuel. more »»

Keep pressure on Taliban

January 21, 2010 Though the new troop surge in Afghanistan is just beginning, the top U.S. commander there believes it is making a difference against the Taliban. We hope so. Defeating them is important. more »»

Please give to Haitian relief effort

January 18, 2010 Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their neighbor. The suffering in Haiti after last week’s devastating earthquake is hard to fathom and far from over. more »»

Census could reshape Congress

January 9, 2010 In his recent visit to the Copper Country, U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) spoke about the importance of the upcoming 2010 U.S. census. more »»

Don’t drink and drive

December 24, 2009 Christmas is a time for merriment — sometimes of a nature that is regretted after the holidays are over. more »»

Pilots should be grounded

December 23, 2009 The pilot and co-pilot of an airliner that flew nearly 100 miles past its destination on Oct. 21 have asked that their pilot’s licenses not be suspended. more »»

Donations needed all year

December 22, 2009 Many of the agencies and special campaigns that work to help the needy during the Christmas season have stopped collecting donations for use this year. more »»

Iranian nuclear threat real

December 4, 2009 It may be too late to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapons arsenal. more »»

Cheer Club looks to help many

December 3, 2009 The Daily Mining Gazette kicked off its annual Cheer Club this week, teaming with The Salvation Army to collect toys, clothing and non-perishable food items for area residents. more »»

Giving thanks for blessings

November 25, 2009 We Americans have so very much for which to be grateful this Thanksgiving Day. It is true that many of our neighbors are undergoing great trials and tribulations. more »»

Pirates pose international problem

November 19, 2009 As we have pointed out previously, pirates based in Somalia remind us of an earlier group of freebooters, the Barbary Pirates of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. more »»

Got the flu? Then stay home!

November 18, 2009 You’d think it would be a simple enough proposition: If you’re sick, stay home! Yet we know that some who come down with the ‘‘flu’’ will be tough and ‘‘gut it out’’ by going to work or, if a parent... more »»

DNR needs to build public trust

November 13, 2009 The head of one of the most important divisions in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources had an encouraging message during a recent visit to the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Soldiers serve honorably

November 11, 2009 It’s a familiar story to students of history, both young and old: At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I came to an end as Germany signed the Armistice in 1918. more »»

Who is watching the watchers?

November 6, 2009 More documents involved in the investigation of Wall Street con artist Bernard Madoff were released last week — and they confirm suspicions that federal regulators were asleep at the switch while... more »»



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