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Obama versus America

February 5, 2015 In his recent trip to India, President Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his — denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. more »»

We could have predicted Cake Wars II

February 4, 2015 We should have seen this one coming. This is America, after all, a country having no shortage of people with, apparently, too much time on their hands. So someone should have predicted Cake Wars II. more »»

Obama tightens rules on use of bulk intelligence data

February 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened rules governing how the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies use Internet and phone communications of foreigners collected by the Nationa... more »»

Plans for Michigan pipeline modified

February 4, 2015 HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Plans for a natural gas pipeline are being modified to pass through fewer Michigan counties following resistance to the project from residents near the initially proposed route. more »»

IS video shows pilot burned to death

February 4, 2015 AMMAN, Jordan — A video released online Tuesday purportedly showed a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong... more »»

UK moves toward making babies from DNA of 3 people

February 4, 2015 LONDON (AP) — Britain moved Tuesday toward allowing scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. more »»

Praise God and bash the gays

February 3, 2015 This past week, I read that “social conservatives” will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I succumbed to the old response of bracing myself. more »»

Another snow job

February 3, 2015 Time to come up for air while “forecasting” the latest snowstorm non-disaster. more »»

GM ignition switch death toll at 51

February 3, 2015 DETROIT — More than 1,100 claims were filed in the week before Saturday’s deadline to seek payments from the General Motors ignition-switch compensation fund. more »»

Etan Patz's mom says at murder trial that son was trusting

February 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago testified Monday that he was trusting and eager for independence, but also scared of being lost or alon. more »»

Obama sticks to his comfort zone

February 2, 2015 A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama’s game is. more »»

A better Cuba deal

February 2, 2015 Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. more »»

The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

January 30, 2015 When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin. more »»

Boehner’s dangerous gamble

January 30, 2015 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, recognize... more »»

Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital

January 30, 2015 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... more »»

Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74B

January 30, 2015 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... more »»

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners

January 30, 2015 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... more »»

Choosing the right tool for the work

January 29, 2015 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. more »»

Finding a way

January 29, 2015 HOUGHTON — There have been countless books written about fitness and health, but few of them have been written by a Copper Country native. more »»

Random thoughts

January 29, 2015 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... more »»



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