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BOB EASTLEY: What’s your sign?

BOB EASTLEY: What’s your sign?

Bob Nelson did a great comedy bit as a sloppy drunk in a bar trying to hit on a woman. He opened with, “Hey, babe, what’s your sign? I’m a feces. My friends call me number two.” Well, lately I’ve been amused and confused and feeling abused by a number of signs. The first one […]

TIM SKUBICK: Could history repeat itself?

TIM SKUBICK: Could history repeat itself?

Democrats are wondering, even worrying, could history repeat itself? Even though it was two years ago, any D worth his or her salt recalls that historic day in December 2013 when the Michigan House, in a lame duck session, jammed through the infamous Right to Work legislation. Could history repeat itself after the election this […]

LEONARD PITTS: Looking for a few good men

LEONARD PITTS: Looking for a few good men

A U.N. initiative called HeForShe hopes to encourage male involvement in the fight for women’s rights. Men should join the cause. With apologies to the United States Marines, Emma Watson is looking for a few good men. That was the upshot of a speech Watson, the Harry Potter actress (and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador) gave […]

JIM CREES: Beating is not spanking

JIM CREES: Beating is not spanking

One of my least favorite commentators, Sean Hannity, went a bit crazy last week while supporting pro-football player Adrian Peterson. Peterson is facing possible permanent suspension from the NFL and also criminal charges for beating his four-year-old with a switch this past week. Now …before you get jumpy …I’m not going to get drawn into […]