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About Jim Crees

Jim is the editor in chief of the Lake County Star, Pioneer and Herald Review. He can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8360 or by e-mail at jcrees@pioneergroup.com.

JIM CREES: Whatsoever you do …

JIM CREES: Whatsoever you do …

So, the folks at FOX & Friends continue their fear-mongering with regard to the “hordes” of potential illegal immigrants amassing at the border and preparing to wreak doom and destruction on this nation. Woe is us. Woe. These “illegals” are not only draining our nation of (fill in your blank), they are most certainly milking […]

JIM CREES: Ebola! Oh my God! Ebola!

JIM CREES: Ebola! Oh my God! Ebola!

If there is anything the fringe GOP wing can be proud of it is unfettered access to a few medical doctors. There are a bunch of them — Rep. Phil Gingrey, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Charles Boustany, even Michigan’s Rep. Dan Benishek. And that is to name just a few. Since much of the Republican […]

JIM CREES: The evil of Executive Orders

JIM CREES: The evil of Executive Orders

It really does amaze me. Seriously. I’m stunned at the silliness, and shortness of both memory and vision being demonstrated by some of the GOP leadership of late. House Speaker John Boehner wants to sue President Obama while an incredible number of Republicans see impeachment of the president as almost inevitable. And why? Because President […]

JIM CREES: Soccer is for liberals?

JIM CREES: Soccer is for liberals?

The crazies on the Rabid Right have found their Summer 2014 cause de jour. First, let me point out that when I refer to the Rabid Right I am not referring to everyone who is leaning to the right or even balanced firmly on that side of the political scale. I mean the nutjob right, […]

JIM CREES: The neo-con duplicity

JIM CREES: The neo-con duplicity

The duplicity of some neo-conservatives in this country is simply amazing. Amazing. With the mess in Iraq escalating and turning uglier every day, the Obama administration struggles to get a grip on things. They are not (Yes! I said it!) dealing with the situation very well. BUT … To blame them and them alone is […]

JIM CREES: Unrest in Iraq? Really!??!

JIM CREES: Unrest in Iraq? Really!??!

Okie dokie. If you’re wondering about the meteoric increase in gasoline prices at the pump, the reason is … Unrest in Iraq. Yessir, you can expect an increase in gasoline prices nationwide because of recent violence in Iraq. “Motorists should be ready for gas prices to increase around 5-10 cents,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for […]

JIM CREES: That can’t be true!

JIM CREES: That can’t be true!

It really is sad. For many years, the religious leadership of this country provided a strong moral compass for people in dozens of denominations, and a rational forum for progressive thought and action. Yes. “Rational.” Yes. “Progressive.” Early religious leaders were often (not always, but often) ahead of their time in introducing a moral framework […]