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Time for Congress to stop hollering

October 1, 2016 Last week, Congress engaged in a bipartisan barrage of CEO bashing. more »»

What the debate tells about how candidates would govern

October 1, 2016 You’ve heard and read by now lots of spin and speculation about who won and where the polls are going to move after Monday’s presidential debate. We’ll know the answers to these questions soon. more »»

Lessons from Bo, the Legacy of Leaders

October 1, 2016 Bo Schembechler coached the University of Michigan Wolverines football team to 234 wins, 65 losses, and 8 ties while earning 13 Big Ten titles along the way. more »»

A ‘dis’ best served cold

September 30, 2016 “Congress’ overwhelming rebuke of President Barack Obama on a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia -- and the bitter finger-pointing that followed -- was a fitting coda t... more »»

October in America

September 30, 2016 Ignore, if you can, the insult marathon that passes for a national election while we turn to America’s real October drama: the final chapters of our baseball season. more »»

The Debate I Heard

September 29, 2016 Something's wrong with me. I watched Monday's presidential debate. But what I heard was different from what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seemed to say. more »»

Laboratories of Democracy

September 29, 2016 In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America's federal structure is that "a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a... more »»

A postcard from post-factual America

September 28, 2016 “Why haven’t you reported that Colin Kaepernick’s actions are due to his radical Muslim beliefs? Why are you covering this up?” So reads an email sitting in my inbox. more »»

Trump’s assassination innuendo should disqualify him

September 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump’s strategists try to soften his image, he has taken his assault against Hillary Clinton to a new level with a bizarre suggestion that would make her more vulnerable to... more »»

‘Favors’ to Blacks

September 27, 2016 Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor — off the record — what his response to... more »»

It’s time for Trump

September 27, 2016 Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it’s my tur. more »»

Personality, policy open to debate

September 26, 2016 This Monday we will see Hillary Clinton battle Donald Trump in their first presidential debate. It’s difficult to capture the otherworldliness of it all. more »»

What Are the Checks and Balances?

September 26, 2016 This election year makes a mockery of past complaints about the “lesser of two evils.” That cliche has been trotted out in every election of my lifetim. more »»

Trump’s Trickle-Down Bamboozle

September 24, 2016 Donald Trump poses as a working-class populist, but his new economic plan would be a gusher for the wealthy, and almost nothing will trickle down to anyone else. more »»

Before snow flies, here are some winter driving reminders

September 24, 2016 By now I’m sure you’ve noticed the geese flying over and heading south. It’s another reminder that winter is approaching the Copper Country. more »»

What happens to Democratic Party if Clinton loses?

September 24, 2016 There’s been lots of speculation about the fate of the Republican Party if (as most of the prognosticators expect and hope) Donald Trump loses. more »»

Obama trolling gave rise to Trump

September 23, 2016 Many people are to blame for the rise of Donald Trump as a political force, and most of them reside on my side of the aisle. But that story is familiar by now. more »»

Suggested Debate Questions

September 23, 2016 The presidential debates, especially this year’s first scheduled one — at New York’s Hofstra University on the night of Sept. 26 — are really a national job interview. more »»

Donnie is Trumpist, not populist

September 22, 2016 To many hard-working people, this is a time of economic uncertaint. more »»

Bunch of court picks for next president

September 22, 2016 Hillary Clinton and her fellow progressives shout things like "Health care is a right!" They've also said that education, decent housing and child care are "rights." The U.N. goes further. more »»



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