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Don’t ask us to ’drink the Kool-Aid’

April 10, 2012 ESCANABA — In November 1978 the news reported on a story from South America that was surrea. more »»

Don’t mess with a woman’s purse

April 5, 2012 FLINT — Recently, at the Ingham County Courthouse in Lansing I got a reminder of two things — how difficult my life is and how dumb we are as a society. That’s a lot to fit into any day. more »»

Speculators are driving up gas prices

April 3, 2012 WASHINGTON — Once again, oil prices are spiking, threatening our economic recovery and causing real hardship for American families and businesse. more »»

So you didn’t win the lottery

April 2, 2012 FLINT — The big Mega Millions drawing was Friday night. Did you win? Ha ha ha, of course you didn’t. more »»

Gluing on the last feather

March 29, 2012 FLINT — So the kid has a car now. He’d been bugging us for one for years, since the day he started driver’s training, in fact. more »»

Protection from corporate misconduct

March 27, 2012 ESCANABA — People want government to stop other people from using and selling marijuana, heroin, crack and cocaine. more »»

Help Esky’s Sesquicentennial effort

March 24, 2012 ESCANABA — YEScanaba — please say “YES” when asked to help organize events to enhance Escanaba’s Sesquicentennial. more »»

Mourning the encyclopedia

March 22, 2012 FLINT — I’ve been a fan of encyclopedias since the day in fourth grade Jon Necci shoved the L volume into my hands and whispered, “Look up Lady Godiva.” I did and it opened my eyes forever. more »»

Getting government out of people’s lives

March 15, 2012 FLINT — “You know what I don’t get?” said my back home pal Moon Dimple. “How long do we have?” I replied. “Very funny. more »»

An accommodation – not

March 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Amidst the furor and debate over the recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that would require Catholic institutions to provide contraception, sterilization and... more »»

Secret hat donor brightens day

March 13, 2012 This week’s bouquets go to: From Green Bay Oncology staff at OSF: “A special thank you to Pauline Veeser from St. Francis (Green Bay Oncology staff). She has been our secret donor of hats. more »»

Tax break shows need for reform

March 13, 2012 WASHINGTON — As we look for ways to reduce the deficit and increase tax fairness, there is more focus in Washington than ever on the need to close tax loopholes. more »»

Stop trying to be funny

March 8, 2012 FLINT — As someone who makes the occasional stab at humor, I would like to offer conservatives across the nation a little advice: Stop trying to be funny. Just stop. It isn’t workin. more »»

Oh, the places you’ll go

March 1, 2012 FLINT — Eighteen years ago last Sunday, I was watching the regrettable Tonya Harding skate in the Olympics, a month after the knee-whacking attack on her rival, Nancy Kerrigan. more »»

Michigan education in a stall

February 28, 2012 ESCANABA — Airplanes fly because air flows faster over the top of the wing than the bottom of the wing. If the air flow over the top of the wing is disrupted the airplane can stop flying. more »»

No rest during sleep-over

February 23, 2012 FLINT — If the government were smart it would hire my son Henry, who is 13, to negotiate treaties. Henry: “Give up your nukes.” Iran: “No.” Henry: “Please?” Iran: “Never.” Henry: “Please. more »»

Cut tax loopholes to reduce deficit

February 21, 2012 WASHINGTON — Recently, I introduced the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act, or CUT Loopholes Act. Sen. more »»

Religious liberty is cornerstone of democracy

February 17, 2012 WASHINGTON — On Jan. 20 of this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new regulation that will effectively threaten America’s freedom of religion. more »»

Tales of the distracted driver

February 16, 2012 FLINT — All of a sudden — seemingly overnight — distracted driving has become a horrific problem in Michigan. more »»

Court’s PAC ruling causes concern

February 14, 2012 ESCANABA — “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...” U.S. Constitution, First Amendment. A friend I visited last weekend expressed deep concern over the U.S. more »»



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