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GM ignition switch death toll at 51

February 3, 2015 DETROIT — More than 1,100 claims were filed in the week before Saturday’s deadline to seek payments from the General Motors ignition-switch compensation fund. more »»

Etan Patz's mom says at murder trial that son was trusting

February 3, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago testified Monday that he was trusting and eager for independence, but also scared of being lost or alon. more »»

Obama sticks to his comfort zone

February 2, 2015 A week after his State of the Union address, political observers are still trying to figure out what President Obama’s game is. more »»

A better Cuba deal

February 2, 2015 Cuban President Raul Castro has issued new demands for normalizing relations with the U.S. more »»

The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

January 30, 2015 When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin. more »»

Boehner’s dangerous gamble

January 30, 2015 Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognize... more »»

Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital

January 30, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers... more »»

Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74B

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with... more »»

Last-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners

January 30, 2015 DETROIT — Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to... more »»

Choosing the right tool for the work

January 29, 2015 As a kid, I watched my father do amazing things. He can fix almost anything. The man is a visionary who can build new things from what he sees in his mind. more »»

Finding a way

January 29, 2015 HOUGHTON — There have been countless books written about fitness and health, but few of them have been written by a Copper Country native. more »»

Random thoughts

January 29, 2015 Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in... more »»

Why serious people discount Fox News

January 28, 2015 Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don’t. more »»

Unraveling the myths of CCs

January 27, 2015 Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University’s early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide. more »»

A man for all times

January 27, 2015 LONDON — It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturdaythe British are remembering with... more »»

Budget deficit expected to shrink

January 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released... more »»

Obama reading from the same old script

January 26, 2015 It’s hard to believe that was only President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he’s given so many more. Maybe that’s because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talkin. more »»

Obama: President of France

January 26, 2015 Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union address was an homage to France. more »»

The new Compassionate Conservatism

January 24, 2015 Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic problem. more »»

Government created financial crisis, and could be doing so again

January 24, 2015 What caused the financial crisis? How can we prevent another one from happening again? The answers you most often hear to those questions are (1) greed and deregulation and (2) the Dodd-Frank law. more »»



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