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Protecting the Great Lakes is up to us

March 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — As a native of Northern Michigan, I believe that the Great Lakes are truly part of our way of life — they are “Pure Michigan,” as the ads say. more »»

The conundrum of corporation and nation

March 17, 2015 BERKELEY — The U.S. economy is picking up steam, but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well. more »»


March 17, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 17, the 76th day of 2015. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. more »»

Citizens need access to information

March 16, 2015 LANSING — If someone told you they were going to spend your money and make rules about how you live your life, you would have lots of questions and ask for all kinds of information. more »»

The prescience of Daniel Moynihan

March 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ blades. more »»


March 16, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, March 16, the 75th day of 2015. There are 290 days left in the year. more »»

Don’t let government control what you see

March 14, 2015 ALPENA — Local government officials say removing notices from newspapers saves money that can be spent on police and fire services. more »»

Real fairness means limiting government power

March 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s kids and Paris Hilton’s siblings were born rich. That gave them a big advantage in life. Unfair! Inequality in wealth has grown. more »»


March 14, 2015 The Associated Press Today is Saturday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2015. There are 292 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 14, 1923, President Warren G. more »»

You never have to charge a book

March 12, 2015 FLINT — I have a confession: I love all things digital but I often prefer reading books, magazines and newspapers on dead trees than on little screens. There. I said it. more »»

A Lone Wolf President

March 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Can the president rewrite federal laws? Can he alter their meaning? Can he change their effect? These are legitimate questions in an era in which we have an unpopular progressive... more »»


March 12, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, March 12, the 71st day of 2015. There are 294 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. more »»

Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?

March 10, 2015 BERKELEY — It’s seed time for the 2016 presidential election, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. more »»

Value of presidential polls? Not much, and not for a while

March 10, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering who’s up and who’s down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again... more »»


March 10, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, March 10, the 69th day of 2015. There are 296 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 10, 1985, Konstantin U. more »»

Obama needs GOP for TPP

March 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the square... more »»

How They Voted

March 9, 2015 Senate Bill 86, Authorize more local pension debt: Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate To extend for one year a 2012 law that allows local governments to incur long term debt to cover unfunded pension... more »»

Your Lawmakers

March 9, 2015 U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek Washington, D.C. 514 Cannon HOB Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225 4735 — — — Iron Mountain 500 S. more »»

Raping culture, false statistics

March 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. more »»

Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from mistakes?

March 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around. more »»



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