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Sarah Mullkoff: Spencer’s wind column has so much hot air

Sarah Mullkoff: Spencer’s wind column has so much hot air

By Sarah Mullkoff Michigan Environmental Council In his Jan. 19 column, Jack Spencer calls for state lawmakers to “investigate two unanswered allegations against wind energy in Michigan.” These investigations would be a waste of time and state resources because—far from being “unanswered”—Spencer’s red-herring claims about wind power have no basis in fact. In reality, wind is […]

JACK SPENCER: Moderates just won’t compromise

JACK SPENCER: Moderates just won’t compromise

The word is c-o-m-p-r-o-m-i-s-e; the end-product of give and take, allowing reason to prevail over stubborn single-mindedness, the art of settling for half a loaf. ‘Moderates;’ those who claim they dwell in the wide middle lands of the political spectrum, preach that the great failing of the political right and political left is an unwillingness […]

How tacky can the Golden Arches get?

How tacky can the Golden Arches get?

McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs. Your know your business has what image consultants call “quality perception issues” when you have to launch a PR initiative that publicly addresses such questions as: “Does McDonald’s beef contain worms?” Thornier yet for the world’s largest burger machine is its boneheaded response to the remarkable, […]

Our prayer life

By Ron Witbeck
 Associate Pastor, Resurrection Life Church Prayer is something that most of us were taught as children, whether it was by a parent, Sunday school teachers or someone else who had an influence in our lives. Sometimes this can lead to a feeling of obligation instead of the relationship that God wants to […]

BOB EASTLEY: In light of flowers

BOB EASTLEY: In light of flowers

I’m not sure if I’m just becoming less tolerant as I age, but I’ve noticed that newscasters and sports broadcasters and other bull casters seem be blathering more and saying less. Call it the Yammer Quotient. This was disturbingly evident during the recent events in Paris. The CNN team just kept showing the same video […]

Guest Column: Looking at misconceptions in eyecare

By David A. Damari, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO Dean Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry January is National Eyecare Awareness Month and Glaucoma Awareness Month. Last week, the Pioneer ran an informational advertisement on “myths” about vision and eyes. Unfortunately, that piece included one major inaccuracy of its own. I am grateful that the staff […]