This time was supposed to be different

This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulati...

August 5th, 2015 |  


It’s time to bring education into the 21st century

A record number of high school students are celebrating their hard-earned diplomas this year.The celebrations won’t last. Despite their hard wor...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Who will be America’s next President?

Most Americans cannot tell you how many Republicans are running for President. If they are like me at this point, they don’t care. I suppose if ...

August 3rd, 2015 |  



Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Q: We’re planning to go to the state fair. I haven’t gone in a long time and I keep thinking about all of the horribly unhealthy foods tha...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Reader upset about number of Confederate flags at Knox County Fair

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my disappointment in the Knox County Fair Board for the apparent lack of sensitivity they demonstrated in allo...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


In scorn of the consequences

“If there was one last crust of bread in this town, it would be mine.” That’s a quote from a rather pretentious member of the clergy...

August 2nd, 2015 updated: August 2nd, 2015. |  


But why, PaPaw?

But why, PaPaw?

Years ago, when I was in Brazil for the second or third time I picked up a beautiful little framed wall hanging of the most exquisite blue butterflies...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Cleaning up state constitutions

Cleaning up state constitutions

“It’s difficult for me to get excited about rewriting the [Michigan] Constitution solely for the sake of appearances.”— Devin ...

August 1st, 2015 |  


Thomas Lucente: Let PBS stations go dark

Thomas Lucente: Let PBS stations go dark

Some 90 years ago, in wholly un-American fashion, the U.S. government nationalized an important resource: The radio spectrum.“If this resource h...

August 1st, 2015 |  


Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

Legal-Ease: Three tips for underground utility agreements

Anyone who owns a house or any real estate can expect to eventually be approached by some government or utility company asking for permission to insta...

August 1st, 2015 |