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The Art of Politics in the Gutters of the Bowling Lanes

July 23, 2016 Now do not get me wrong. When it comes to following the current political scene, I am as focused as the next guy. I figure it is my civic duty, like returning library books on time. more »»

Nice massacre looms over conventions

July 22, 2016 Nice, France. Of all places. But of course a terrorist in love with death would choose one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities to mow down innocents in a moment of celebration. more »»

Running 2nd on ticket is steppingstone to political oblivion

July 22, 2016 The first very first “presidential” test in public for every nominee for the White House is the selection of a vice presidential running mat. more »»

Best practice is to ignore politicians

July 21, 2016 My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it — because I despise most politicians. more »»

Revolution against corporate rule lives

July 21, 2016 As we approach the upcoming Democratic convention, let’s look back at the race... and forward to the future. The mainstream media tried to reduce the two Democratic campaigns as a Hillary v. more »»

Don’t play Pokemon at Auschwitz

July 20, 2016 Here’s something I never thought I’d have to say: People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz. Nor at the Sept. more »»

KBIC Maawanji’iding this week

July 20, 2016 BARAGA — The 38th annual Keweenaw Bay Maawanji’iding, a cultural community celebration better known as Powwow, starts this week in Baraga. more »»

Progressive revolution Berned out for 2016 campaign

July 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — In his long-awaited endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders’ words were adequate but the music was missing. more »»

Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet

July 20, 2016 From local efforts to combat invasive species to a moose status review and management plan development for F.J. more »»

10 things to know today: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Cleveland will rise above Trump antics

July 19, 2016 For weeks now, many of us who live in Cleveland have been fielding questions about how safe we feel about the Republican National Convention’s coming to our city this week. more »»

Hating police won’t change false race narratives

July 19, 2016 In just a few days recently, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five non-African-American police officers were shot... more »»

Week of tragedy reveals blind spots

July 18, 2016 It seems almost ghoulish to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud that blanketed the nation last week. But I think there was one. more »»

Obama falls back to leftist cliches at police memorial

July 18, 2016 In the aftermath of the violence of the past two weeks, I was genuinely rooting for President Obama to achieve the eloquence for which he has such an unearned reputation. more »»

Conventions are really for big funders

July 16, 2016 I’ll save you the guesswork. On July 21, Donald Trump will become the Republican nominee for president of the United States. On July 28, Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee. more »»

Events spinning out of control roil 2016 campaign

July 16, 2016 “Events, dear boy, events,” the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly replied when asked what he most feared. more »»

UP has hidden hideaways to enjoy during summer

July 16, 2016 There are three things we can now count on during our U.P. more »»

David Brown is voice America needs

July 15, 2016 By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown — and quite a few wouldn’t mind seeing him play a larger national role. more »»

‘Who’s the alternative?’ is post-Comey campaign issue

July 15, 2016 Even though Democrat Hillary Clinton continues to lead Republican Donald Trump in nearly all major public polls, the answer to one question in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll had t... more »»



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