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The value of Dreamers who are Doers

July 12, 2014 Galileo Galilei, a famous Italian scientist, championed the idea of heliocentrism, the idea the planets revolved around the su. more »»

A new family PARC

July 12, 2014 U.P. KIDS encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a better place for children and families. more »»

Young Adult books aren’t just for kids

July 12, 2014 Is watching TV better than reading a book? According to Ruth Graham, a book reviewer for, it is. If that book happens to be a young adult novel. more »»

Important slow news

July 12, 2014 Wars, plane crashes, mass murder — it’s easy to report news that happens suddenly. Reporters do a good job covering that. more »»

How (not) to cure a headache

July 11, 2014 I ran into my good friend Nick Brubaker last weekend. I only get to see him about once a year, so there were a lot of benign topics we wanted to cover. more »»

Spending and morality

July 11, 2014 During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded with “But, Mr. more »»

Giving public service a better name

July 10, 2014 A while back, after the Gallup poll had reported that public confidence in Congress had fallen to a then-record low of 9 percent, Arizona Sen. more »»

How to combat a sedentary work life

July 10, 2014 As an IT professional and “white-collar warrior,” there are days where I bounce around from one area to another, barely spending time at my desk. more »»

For children, hate is bilingual

July 8, 2014 Last week, three buses filled with undocumented immigrants — most of them mothers with young children — were forced to turn around in Murrieta, California. more »»

The mob that failed to show its humanity

July 8, 2014 The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason. more »»

Waning patriotism of liberal Americans

July 7, 2014 You wouldn’t think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn’t like America. more »»

Scope for conscience

July 7, 2014 The major media’s account of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the star. more »»

Let freedom ring

July 5, 2014 The 4th of July isn’t just for sparklers, barbecues, and parades: it is a time to celebrate our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, now known as the United Kingdom, in 177. more »»

Freedom, power and the conservative mind

July 5, 2014 On Monday the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately-owned corporations don’t have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with... more »»

Why government isn’t working and how to make it better

July 5, 2014 Government just doesn’t work very well. That’s the persuasive thesis of three important books published this yea. more »»

Does the Supreme Court know what an emoticon is

July 5, 2014 An aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick. more »»


July 5, 2014 There’s capitalism, and then there’s “crapitalism” — crony capitalism. more »»

Things no one told me about sex and credit cards

July 4, 2014 I spend 40 percent of my adult life saying, “What? Why didn't anyone ever tell me that?” The topics vary from the importance of having a credit card with a rewards program (I just now got clued into... more »»

Economic freedom

July 4, 2014 A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas: “‘The market will take care of everything,’ they tell us. ... more »»

The little giant

July 3, 2014 Back in the dark days — before the invention of cable news, texting and Twitter — there were a couple-dozen, mostly newspaper, almost all male reporters who covered U.S. politics nearly full time. more »»



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