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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 »»

Obama remains consistent in indifference

August 11, 2014 In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premis. more »»

UN prevents peace

August 11, 2014 The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. more »»

The boys and girls of fall

August 9, 2014 “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” — “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald As a teacher, I do not think it is any surprise that fall is my favorite seaso. more »»

Harvey Fierstein would like to act again

August 9, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — After some very successful years writing for the stage, Harvey Fierstein says he would like to be on one again. more »»

New job for Prince William

August 9, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Prince William is taking a new job: Air ambulance pilo. more »»

In defense of killing the clematis

August 8, 2014 Ladies and gentleman of the jury, you have heard a lot of evidence throughout the course of this trial that my client allegedly killed his wife’s clematis plan. more »»

Western anti-Semitism

August 8, 2014 Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, has accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the Gaza conflict. more »»

What risk does the Ebola virus pose?

August 7, 2014 Perhaps you have heard about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and are wondering if you should be concerned. Let’s look at the facts and evaluate our personal ris. more »»

Newbie Cruz stirs up more trouble for Boehner in House

August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — No one could have been more pleased to see the arrival of Congress’s five-week summer recess than House Speaker John Boehne. more »»

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

August 6, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — A second American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, where doctors will closely monitor the effect of an experimental drug she agreed to take even though its... more »»

Boy fatally stabbed by 12-year-old

August 6, 2014 KENTWOOD, Mich. more »»

Egypt starts digging section of Suez Canal

August 6, 2014 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Tuesday inaugurated the digging of a new section of the Suez Canal, a $4 billion military-led project to expand a key corridor of world trade that he says will be... more »»

Mich. GOP legislators fend off challenges

August 6, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Most Republican members of the Michigan state House of Representatives managed to fend off primary election challenges Tuesday from tea party conservatives who criticized the actions... more »»

Voters OK business tax cut

August 6, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday decided to end a tax on manufacturing and small business equipment in a referendum that was pushed by Gov. more »»

State election turns to marquee statewide races

August 6, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s election campaign will turn quickly from a primary that launched a changing of the guard in the state’s congressional delegation to the main event of Republican Gov. more »»

Looking back at a year abroad

August 2, 2014 341 days ago, I found myself getting on a plane to a strange country to live with strange people. more »»

 
 

 

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