Opinion Archive

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 […]

JACK SPENCER: News media mishandles this story

JACK SPENCER: News media mishandles this story

Ohio has recently jumped ahead of Michigan in the evaluation of wind energy. It has repealed a requirement that wind-generated electricity be produced in-state, created new regulations to prevent wind turbines from being built too close to homes and put its overall wind energy mandate on hold until further study of it takes place. Not […]

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 […]

WHITNEY: The right to choose shouldn’t impose on others

WHITNEY: The right to choose shouldn’t impose on others

Righteous indignation is hard to maintain. After the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that the government can’t require certain employers to provide insurance coverage for methods of birth control and emergency contraception that conflict with their religious beliefs, I’m left in appreciation of the fact that I’m not artsy-crafty. I won’t have to avoid Hobby Lobby […]

JIM HIGHTOWER: Walker making a money mess

JIM HIGHTOWER: Walker making a money mess

After being caught laundering money, the Wisconsin governor promptly switched to the spin cycle Scott Walker can’t seem to run a clean campaign. He first won the governorship of Wisconsin in 2010 from his position as Milwaukee County executive. It turns out that some of his aides at the county job were doing campaign work […]

ANN WALTERS: Support the libraries

To the Editor; As someone who has used libraries for many years, I would like to voice my support for a millage to support the libraries. A library is something that everyone, of all ages and walks of life can use to acquire knowledge, entertainment and computer help at reasonable cost. Many times the books […]