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FEMA action needs more than a slap of the wrist

March 4, 2016 The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s former chief security officer knew two people he hired in 2011 had criminal backgrounds, an inspector general’s report has revealed. more »»

Government should be worried about its computer security

March 3, 2016 If you have used the Internal Revenue Service’s computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. more »»

Press shouldn’t let Trump intimidate

March 2, 2016 No doubt many politicians, both Republican and Democrat, cheered Donald Trump silently for a comment he made last week. more »»

Don’t clarify gag order, get rid of it

March 1, 2016 Michigan lawmakers banned free speech with Public Act 269 of 2015. After widespread outrage, Gov. more »»

America’s allies must be able to rely on us

February 29, 2016 If as many as 200 U.S. troops were killed in a terrorist attack, Americans would demand to know how it could have happened. more »»

Additional funding not needed for Zika

February 27, 2016 How worried are you about the Ebola virus? You remember, Ebola — the disease that was in the headlines in 2014. How about the Zika virus? Yes, the one making news no. more »»

Technology driving privacy issues

February 26, 2016 Justice Department lawyers insist gaining access to information on a cellphone used by a dead terrorist is a critical matter of national security. But Apple Inc. more »»

Judge adds heft to school debate

February 25, 2016 Lawmakers still aren’t showing much enthusiasm for the bills that would send millions of dollars to Detroit Public Schools and create a more stable foundation for the district’s future. more »»

DPS legislation is an insult

February 24, 2016 What is the state House of Representatives thinking? Wait, that one’s too easy. more »»

Food stamp rule will make life tougher

February 23, 2016 The federal government’s social engineers never seem to learn. Time and time again their mandates issued in the name of consumerism make life tougher, not better. They’re back. more »»

Frostbite still a danger during mild winter

February 22, 2016 Frostbite is a serious tissue destroying disorder. It is something that is not often anticipated in relatively mild winter temperatures. more »»

Baseball teams get helping hand

February 20, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From the Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters: The Gladstone High School Baseball Boosters In. more »»

State must help schools keep tech current

February 19, 2016 Legislative efforts to expand the ways that school districts could spend sinking fund taxes make sense — for those that can afford it. more »»

Michigan budget targets dual crises

February 18, 2016 Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 budget proposal focuses heavily on two immediate challenges facing Michigan — the Flint water crisis and the looming insolvency of Detroit Public Schools. more »»

Take the gag out of state law

February 17, 2016 Who in their right mind would want people casting ballots to be uninformed voters? Apparently, state lawmakers — that’s who. more »»

Having choices adds healthy touch to elections

February 16, 2016 Their tone may not always be to everyone’s liking, but election-year conversations play important functions in our system of governanc. more »»

Having choices adds healthy touch to elections

February 16, 2016 Their tone may not always be to everyone’s liking, but election-year conversations play important functions in our system of governanc. more »»

North Korea threat needs to be viewed as a crisis

February 15, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thin. more »»

Donors give boost to Angel Program

February 13, 2016 This week’s bouquets go to: From Escanaba Public Safety Director Ken Vanderlinden: On behalf of the Escanaba Department of Public Safety, I would like to publicly recognize and thank the Community... more »»

$19 trillion is too much to owe

February 12, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported. more »»



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