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Films for knuckleheads

September 20, 2012 FLINT — If you’re like me you wondered how fundamentalist rioters in Egypt, Libya and Yemen could possibly be moved to action by the nonsense contained within the shoddy, obscure movie that is being... more »»

Consumer bureau off to strong start

September 18, 2012 When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act to reform Wall Street in the aftermath of the financial crisis, one of our most important steps was an attempt to help level the playing field for consumers i... more »»

An epidemic of rude behavior

September 13, 2012 FLINT — I attended a Broadway show with my family recently. I hadn’t been to one in about 20 years. The experience hasn’t changed much. The atmosphere is still magical. more »»

In defense of teachers

September 6, 2012 FLINT — Once a year or so, I feel the need to defend teachers because nobody else seems to these days. And since school has started, this seems like a good time to do i. more »»

Empty nest syndrome strikes

August 30, 2012 FLINT — We’re dropping our 5-year-old son off at college tomorrow.   That’s what it feels like, anywa. more »»

Stupidity ray gun hits its target

August 23, 2012 FLINT — Sometimes I think a mad scientist long ago invented a ray gun that induces temporary stupidity and he’s been running around shooting people with it ever since. more »»

Olympians winners at more than sports

August 21, 2012 WASHINGTON — There’s a little something for everybody in the Olympics: drama, competition, pageantry and spectacle, stories of victory and of triumph over adversit. more »»

Watch out drivers, parent onboard

August 16, 2012 FLINT — My 15-year-old daughter Annie is about to get her driving permit, so now is probably a good time to issue a public warning — not about her, about me. more »»

Restaurants, politics don’t mix

August 9, 2012 FLINT — “So, did I tell ya I’m boycotting Chik-fil-A?” said Moon Dimple, my back-home pal. Ah, so I see you’re mad about the CEO saying the company is against same-sex marriage. more »»

Partnership not a good fit for OSF St. Francis

August 6, 2012 ESCANABA — A recent edition of the Daily Press (July 31, 2012), included an article about Superior Health Partners. more »»

Support the Bonifas Arts Center

August 3, 2012 ESCANABA — Sometimes I feel like a broken record — the Bonifas Arts Center needs your support. We depend on your generous charitable contributions to keep our doors open and programs running. more »»

Why the fuss about the Olympics?

August 2, 2012 FLINT — I’ll probably see quite a bit of the Olympics on TV the next few weeks but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. The Olympics have never been my thing. more »»

Senate acts to preserve tax relief

July 31, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Senate has taken an important step toward ensuring that middle-class families do not face a tax increase at the end of this year, and in the process, has dealt a blow to a failed... more »»

We need a national dialogue about guns

July 26, 2012 FLINT — We’re told over and over that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. That’s indisputably tru. more »»

Second thoughts about fireworks law

July 19, 2012 FLINT — You may have missed this one but in celebration of Michigan’s new fireworks law a man in northern Michigan accidentally blew off one of his biscuits last week with a mortar shell. more »»

Voices from beyond the urinal

July 12, 2012 FLINT — A little warning to my fellow man: If your travels take you to Wayne, Bay, Ottawa or Delta counties and nature calls, be advised that your urinal may talk to you. more »»

Can I get sick now?

July 5, 2012 FLINT — After the U.S. more »»

Michigan’s terrible drivers going faster

June 28, 2012 FLINT — As the world’s best driver, I feel compelled to chime in on raising the freeway speed limit to 85 mph, which some is something Texas is considering. more »»

Passing the deficit reduction test

June 26, 2012 WASHINGTON — Over the next few months, Congress faces a vitally important test. more »»

An alternative to cable news networks

June 14, 2012 FLINT — CNN just hit a 20-year low in the ratings, averaging a pitiful 390,000 viewers during prime time, which makes this an excellent time to announce the new cable news program that I plan to... more »»



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