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Who is watching the watchers?

November 6, 2009 More documents involved in the investigation of Wall Street con artist Bernard Madoff were released last week — and they confirm suspicions that federal regulators were asleep at the switch while... more »»

Cutting $250 checks amounts to pandering

November 3, 2009 For the first time since 1975, Social Security recipients will not receive a cost-of-living adjustment. more »»

We deserve better than this mess

October 30, 2009 We hate to say it, but we told you so. Look at what is happening with the latest fiasco called passing a state budget and look at who is caught in the middle of the battle - our childre. more »»

Cooperation needed with Iran

October 21, 2009 Short of war, the possibilities for forcing Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program appear to be very limited. Tehran’s fanatic leaders may even welcome armed conflict. more »»

DNR/DEQ marriage good idea

October 15, 2009 Last week, Gov. Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order creating the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, effective Jan. 17, 2010. more »»

GI Bill delays disgraceful

October 7, 2009 After enticing hundreds of thousands of veterans with new benefits, the new GI Bill is experiencing major problems. more »»

Obama right to protect jobs here

September 23, 2009 “Protectionism” is likely to be a topic of conservation this week at the G-20 meetings in Pittsburgh. We will not be surprised if U.S. more »»

‘Student of the Week’ returns

September 18, 2009 Schools are back in session across the Copper Country. Students have returned to class and they are busy with homework and all the extra-curricular activities that spice up the academic year. more »»

Watch for school children

September 8, 2009 School’s in session throughout our area — and that means local motorists need to adjust their driving habits. more »»

Time to pay the performers their due

August 10, 2009 If you believe people deserve to get paid for their work, it’s hard to argue against a bill in Congress that would require radio stations to pay musicians when they play their songs. more »»

Prescription drug ad bill misguided

August 6, 2009 Those annoying commercials warning about four-hour erections could be a thing of the past if a new bill introduced by Rep. James Moran, D-Va., sees its way through Congress. more »»

Crack down on illegal downloads

August 4, 2009 Most local store owners take a dim view of people who walk in, pocket merchandise, then walk out. They’re called shoplifters, and they are arrested when caught. more »»

‘Blue Dogs’ on the right track

July 30, 2009 “Blue Dog” Democrats in the House of Representatives have become the focus of debate over health care legislation. more »»

N. Korean ship draws attention

July 22, 2009 During the night last Monday, the freighter Kang Nam 1 slipped back into port in North Korea, apparently closing one chapter in the ongoing confrontation between that country and other major powers,... more »»

Education today/Steve Patchin

July 21, 2009 Credit Recovery is a term used when students need to retake a required course because they failed it when they took it the first time. more »»

One giant leap for all humankind

July 21, 2009 Forty years ago Monday night, American astronaut Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for all humankind. At 10:56 p.m. more »»

Cyberterrorism a real threat

July 15, 2009 It takes a substantial amount of money, expensive equipment, a group of technicians and an organization capable of obtaining materials secretly to produce most weapons of mass destruction, such as... more »»

Members of Congress not immune

July 14, 2009 We don’t think our nation’s Founders meant to grant members of Congress immunity from crimes. Yet, in a way, a federal appeals court ruling last week grants them such protection. more »»

Merit-based pay right for education

July 9, 2009 It is not surprising that Education Secretary Arne Duncan drew a few boos from the crowd when he spoke last week at the National Education Association’s annual meeting in Washington. more »»

Elimination of Taliban in top priority

July 8, 2009 A comment a young Afghan man made to U.S. Marines last week should be seen as the key to military strategy in Afghanistan. more »»

 
 

 

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