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True winners in this election: wealthy

October 22, 2016 Hillary Clinton won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely). more »»

Ending White Pine SSR will improve reliability, lower costs

October 22, 2016 Contrary to what Upper Peninsula electric customers are hearing, the elimination of the $7 million in annual payments (called System Support Resources or SSR payments) to keep the White Pine... more »»

Despite Trump, protest politics doesn’t always fail

October 22, 2016 2016 has been a big year for protest politics — not just in the United States, what with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump getting over 40 percent of primary votes, but also all over Europe and Latin... more »»

Evil-clown sightings apt sign of times

October 21, 2016 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If I were to distill a recent public discussion about the state of our nation to one word, it would be “worried. more »»

Why did Clinton attend Trump’s third wedding?

October 21, 2016 Eleven years ago, the re-elected George W. Bush was president, and Hillary Clinton was both the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from New York and the first spouse of a president in U.S. more »»

Isn’t there better choice? Yes there is

October 20, 2016 Hillary Clinton is a manipulative, power-mad liar. Donald Trump is a selfish, sexist, narcissistic bully. These are our choices Nov. 8? The leading candidates’ avarice is bad enough. more »»

Top-Down Ethical Rot of Wells Fargo

October 20, 2016 Just when you thought that Big Banker greed surely bottomed out with 2008’s Wall Street crash and bailout, along comes Wells Fargo, burrowing even deeper into the ethical slime to reach a previously... more »»

America, most civilized of nations?

October 19, 2016 Meantime, back at Guantanamo... Chances are you haven’t thought of that American gulag — or, for that matter, of “extraordinary renditions,” CIA black sites and torture — for a long time. more »»

Increasingly desperate Trump swings recklessly

October 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — Viewers of the final presidential debate should brace for an even more destructive Donald Trump performance, as he carries his desperate scorched-earth strategy to its logical... more »»

‘This has become so personal for me’

October 18, 2016 Twenty-year-old Hana Barkowitz had never before had this reaction to a stranger’s T-shirt. “I really wanted to say something,” she told me Wednesday. “This has become so personal for me. more »»

Debates devolving into the Bickersons revisited

October 18, 2016 Not since George and Martha in the play “Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” or for older readers Don Ameche and Frances Langford in the radio comedy “The Bickersons,” have we seen the kind of verbal... more »»

When Republicans wish upon ‘star’

October 17, 2016 “You can do anything. Grab them by the (genitals). You can do anything. more »»

Lewd Trump confessions show war on women is real

October 17, 2016 It’s been nearly two weeks since the Access Hollywood tape helped to persuade key parts of the nation that Donald Trump might have a character problem. more »»

Voter realism vital in this election

October 15, 2016 I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. With due respect, I believe they’re wrong. more »»

Miscellany to help forget about current news topics

October 15, 2016 Enough political nonsense! Paving the way through partial truths, outright lies, illogical arguments, and ignorant biases for the past months in considering two undesirable candidates for the... more »»

Donald Trump breaks off his imaginary shackles

October 15, 2016 “It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” Donald Trump tweeted at the reasonable hour of 10 a.m. on Tuesday. more »»

Gore’s support not a game-changer

October 14, 2016 The Hillary Clinton campaign is deploying former Vice President Al Gore to rev up the youth vote, the Washington Post reported this week. Stop laughing. more »»

Distinct scent in air comes around every four years

October 14, 2016 It is all but impossible for you or for me to understand, let alone appreciate, how painfully public and publicly painful it must be for a losing major-party presidential nominee to bear the agony o... more »»

Candidates talk but don’t say much

October 13, 2016 Catch politicians in private moments and you might hear what they really believe: Donald Trump “can do anything” to women because he’s powerful. more »»

Trump’s words versus Clinton’s deeds

October 13, 2016 Donald Trump’s gutter talk about women shows yet again that he is bad news. The problem is that Hillary Clinton is far worse. Trump’s talk is indefensible. more »»



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