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Is an advance directive right for you?

August 21, 2014 An advance directive tells your doctor what kind of care you would like to have if you become unable to make medical decisions (if you are in a coma, for example). more »»

Rozsa Center announces its upcoming season

August 21, 2014 HOUGHTON — “Choosing a season is often a difficult process,” said Tricia Helsel, Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department Associate Professor. more »»

Don Pardo: a link to TV's birth, says 'SNL' boss

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new “Saturday Night Live,” Lorne Michaels must have known it. more »»

With ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha’s Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his “failure” in aiding Syrian refugees,... more »»

Our gayest summer ever

August 19, 2014 Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Ga... more »»

Police misconduct becomes evident

August 19, 2014 Looks like police in Ferguson, Mo. took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night. more »»

America’s selective libertarianism

August 18, 2014 There’s an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. more »»

‘Do nothing’ congress

August 18, 2014 “Meet the Press” featured a segment recently that illustrates the planted liberal axioms that dominate our political culture. The topic was Congress’s failure to “get anything done” this term. more »»

Keweenaw BrewFest 2014

August 18, 2014 HOUGHTON — By 2 p.m. Saturday, an hour after it opened, about 1,100 people had entered the grounds for the fifth annual Keweenaw BrewFest, and that satisfied Mike Rose. more »»

Art in the Park draws big crowd

August 18, 2014 COPPER HARBOR — Lovers of arts and crafts again flocked to Copper Harbor for this year’s Art in the Park Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Obama takes break from vacation

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight today for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. more »»

Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

August 16, 2014 Politicians have ranges of positions of varying widths that they they find acceptabl. more »»

How I spent my summer vacation

August 16, 2014 Anyone remember that question, often given to us as kids during the first week of school? I remember being envious of those who took long trips or moved into new houses or boasted about "toys" such... more »»

Mindless Drones

August 16, 2014 Drones — unmanned flying machines — will soon fill our skies. They conjure up fears, especially among some of my fellow libertarians, of spying and death from above. These fears aren’t groundless. more »»

The rebirth of stakeholder capitalism?

August 16, 2014 In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called “Market Basket” have joined together to oppose the board of director’s decision earlier in the... more »»

Turns out I also don't like shots

August 14, 2014 When you visit a reproductive endocrinologist because you want to have a baby and can’t, because nature is cruel and only allows teenagers and drug addicts to get pregnant, one of the first things... more »»

Robin Williams, comedy and tragedy

August 14, 2014 Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eyes. more »»

A poll apart

August 14, 2014 A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. more »»

Grief knows no season

August 14, 2014 In the summertime it is typically the time to enjoy the outdoors and have fun with family and friends. Unfortunately, life may have thrown you a curve and a loved one has recently died. more »»

Obama Doctrine put to the test

August 13, 2014 WASHINGTON—Even as President Obama continues to insist that there will be no return of American “boots on the ground” in Iraq, stark reality is severely testing what has come to be known as the Obam... more »»



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