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Don’t take away my big soda

June 7, 2012 FLINT — My Inner Glutton got into it with my Inner Nag the other day about the proposed ban in New York City on sodas and other sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. more »»

Defense bill protects priorities for nation

June 5, 2012 WASHINGTON — As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, my most important responsibility each year is passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes programs and sets... more »»

Life’s first big milestone

May 31, 2012 ESCANABA — It began 13 years ago with a nervous backward glance at us as the school bus doors swallowed him for the first of a thousand times. more »»

It’s so hard to say I’m sorry

May 24, 2012 FLINT — Mitt Romney’s recent apology for bullying a classmate back in his high school days was flat-out awful. But it was also a teachable moment for presidential candidates. more »»

Why we need to close the JPMorgan loophole

May 22, 2012 WASHINGTON — You’ve probably seen the recent news coverage of losses at the nation’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase. more »»

We let kids have all the fun

May 17, 2012 FLINT — I discovered this week that I’m jealous of kids, particularly teenagers. more »»

The many professions of mom

May 11, 2012 FLINT — Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I have a confession: I wouldn’t want to be a mom for anything in the world. They work too hard. Of course, to them — to the best of them, anyway — it’s not work. more »»

Bill important in preserving Postal Service

May 8, 2012 WASHINGTON — In late April, the Senate approved an important bill to reform the U.S. Postal Service. more »»

The list of (not so) influential people

May 3, 2012 FLINT — Time magazine’s list of the top 100 most influential people in the world came out recently. As usual, I have to wonder what they were smoking around the Time office. more »»

Escanaba lured commercial fishermen

May 1, 2012 Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from the September 2011 issue of the Delta Historian. more »»

Prosecutor’s Office committed to helping victims

April 27, 2012 Editor’s Note: The Daily Press will publish a series of local opinion pieces this week in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. more »»

Mitt Romney and a dog’s life

April 26, 2012 FLINT — You knew it would happen. Someone tracked down and interviewed Mitt Romney’s dog, who lives in a gated retirement community in Florida. more »»

Prevent domestic and sexual violence

April 26, 2012 Editor’s Note: The Daily Press will publish a series of local opinion pieces this week in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. more »»

Extending the Vision: Reaching every victim

April 24, 2012 ESCANABA — “Extending the Vision: Reaching every victim” is the theme for the 2012 National Crime Victim’s Rights Wee. more »»

Protecting the Great Lakes an ongoing task

April 24, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Great Lakes are many things: drivers of America’s economy, invaluable links in our transportation system, source of drinking water for millions, vast spaces for recreation, and... more »»

Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 22-28

April 23, 2012 Editor’s Note: The daily Press will publish a series of local opinion pieces this week in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. more »»

The demise of fraternalism

April 20, 2012 ESCANABA — Fraternalism that once flourished in this nation is evaporating as quickly as cellphones and iPods establish a new order. more »»

Mysteries of The Three Stooges

April 19, 2012 FLINT — Ladies of America, you no doubt have questions about “The Three Stooges,” given that the movie of the same name opened recently. more »»

Health reform: Some indisputable facts

April 17, 2012 WASHINGTON — We recently marked the second anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act — the landmark health care reform law that we passed in 2010. more »»

Teenager language 101

April 12, 2012 FLINT — Fifteen years ago, I wrote a column about our 3-year-old son Sam and his fondness for the word “why.” Actually, fondness isn’t the correct word. Obsession is more like it. more »»

 
 

 

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