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A wall too high for the GOP?

July 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Political conventions are echo chambers designed to generate feelings of invincibility, sending forth the party faithful with a spring in their steps and hope in their hearts. more »»

 
 
 
Running mate Pence salt to Trump’s pepper

July 20, 2016 The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and... more »»

Director offers insight on services done by DICSA

July 19, 2016 By SANDIE ESSENDRUP Executive Director Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency Sometimes one of the challenges of a non-profit organization is getting the word out about what you do in a community. more »»

Comey has history of letting the Clintons off

July 18, 2016 By NAT HENTOFF and NICK HENTOFF Cato Institute When James Comey announced his decision not to recommend the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for the misuse of classified information, it was not his... more »»

Veterans deserve more funding for services

July 15, 2016 By MICHAEL MILLER Director, Office of Veterans Affairs After last Monday’s County Board meeting, many veterans felt hopeful. more »»

Running into racism in Iron Mountain

July 14, 2016 By JULIO LEDESMA This is not a cry for help, a plea for attention, or a request for an apology. I am a visitor here in Iron Mountain. more »»

Need to recognize the humanity in all lives

July 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness. These fractured thoughts were all I could muster upon waking Friday to news of the ambush on Dallas police. more »»

Too many U.P. children exposed to drugs in womb

July 11, 2016 By CHERIE FILA Coordinator Dickinson-Iron Early On In response to recent editorials regarding drug use in Dickinson and Iron counties, I would like to offer the following facts and concerns: Drug us... more »»

Conservation District asks voters to support millage

July 8, 2016 By BILL RICE Dickinson Conservation District Board of Directors Many people in Dickinson County are unaware of what the Dickinson Conservation District actually is. more »»

We should rethink naming wild animals

July 7, 2016 Animals do not name themselves. The lion illegally hunted down in Zimbabwe last year did not know he was “Cecil. more »»

A salute to those who serve

July 6, 2016 ISIS, Al Qaeda, beheadings, butchering of Christians and other religious minorities, the San Bernardino slaughter of innocent civilians, and turmoil throughout the world: This is what precipitated a... more »»

Crusade on ‘corruption’ corrupts

July 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. more »»

GOP’s Benghazi report seeks repetition, not truth

July 1, 2016 When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, her approval ratings hit an all-time high. more »»

Great Britain’s welcome revival of nationhood

June 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave’s case. more »»

Character no longer seems to matter in political races

June 27, 2016 Ranking right up there with the line, “Other than that, Mrs. more »»

The cultural case for ‘Brexit’ deserves respect

June 23, 2016 It’s not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respec. more »»

Truth often a casualty in gun control debate

June 22, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. more »»

When party establishments mattered in presidential race

June 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Months before the 1940 Republican convention nominated Wendell Willkie, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Theodore Roosevelt’s waspish daughter, said that Willkie’s support sprang “from the... more »»

Michigan uses well-worn tactic with tobacco money

June 20, 2016 LANSING, Mich. — To rescue Detroit’s school district from potential insolvency, Michigan is turning to a familiar playbook. more »»

No one ‘so qualified’ for president as Clinton?

June 17, 2016 “Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.” — Frank Sinatra, as Major Bennett Marco “His brain has not only been washed, as they say ... more »»

Purdue has president America could use now

June 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University, knows no one in the audience is there to hear a commencement speaker. more »»

 
 

 

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Politics gets personal

July 21, 2016 Of course it was personal. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump, despite an earlier promise to support the Republican Party’s nominee unconditio. more »

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