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September 5, 2014 One of the most disappointing things I’ve learned about life is that the cliche “whenever you go, there you are” is true. more »»

Making an impact on students

September 5, 2014 It is that time of year, when the school bell is ringing and kids are scrambling … your kids are yelling that they need $5 for something today and all you have is $50 and like $20 in quarters … so... more »»

Things I don’t understand

September 5, 2014 There are things that really puzzle me. Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of the. more »»

Celebs nix nude pix: Whose problem?

September 5, 2014 The FBI is looking into what millions of people are looking at : hacked photos of naked celebritie. more »»

Green markets

September 5, 2014 Last week I said the Environmental Protection Agency has become a monster that does more harm than goo. more »»

College, gateway to the middle class

September 5, 2014 This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. more »»

Democrats look more like the party of the past

September 5, 2014 Liberals like to think and talk about themselves as if they were the wave of the future. more »»

Irresponsible choices

September 4, 2014 The latest Gallup poll indicates that 14 percent of the people “moderately disapprove” of Barack Obama's performance as president and 39 percent “strongly disapprove. more »»

Helping your children succeed in school

September 4, 2014 Helping your child have a successful school year is important. Start the year by meeting with your child’s teacher. It is good to meet your child’s teacher before problems aris. more »»

Parade of Nations

September 4, 2014 HOUGHTON?— This September is the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Nations, the popular parade and multicultural festival that has become a harbinger of fall in the Copper Country. more »»

Check out the new fall collections at First Friday

September 4, 2014 CALUMET?— The Calumet Art District welcomes you to a fine selection of Gallery Openings for the September First Friday. more »»

‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

September 4, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — An agreeable young adult riff on Orwell — via "Logan's Run" — topped with the kind of magic-transformative baloney that passes for an ending in too many otherwise-fine Hollywood... more »»

Needed: An honest debate on war

September 3, 2014 Our country in September 2014 needs an open, serious and honest public debate so that this time, we can make an informed decision on whether to once again send Americans into war in Ira. more »»

America needs to bargain with Russia to fight terrorism

September 3, 2014 It should have been a no-brainer for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate to fight Islamic radicals in the Middle East. more »»

Parenting is full of goodbyes

September 2, 2014 This is the month of departure for many parents, the time of year when they brace themselves for new versions of their children getting on with life. more »»

US is exceptional ... and stupid too

September 2, 2014 Sometimes you read a sentence and you think to yourself: only here, only us. Here’s one such sentence. more »»

Obama’s small-screen worldview

September 1, 2014 I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term “evildoers” to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. more »»

Obama and history

September 1, 2014 For the past half-century, and particularly since the 1983 “Nation at Risk” report, Americans have been heaving great sacks of money at schools. Federal spending alone has tripled since the 1970s. more »»

Stirring up a hornet's nest

August 29, 2014 Here is a piece of life advice from me to you for free: Don’t let a hornet sting you. There is no nice, comfortable or soothing way to get stung by a hornet. more »»

The smallness of economy class

August 29, 2014 Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything. more »»



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