Editorials Archive

GUEST VIEW: Reid, a compromiser?

The following editorial appeared Monday in the Midland Daily News: (TNS) — Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada is nothing if he’s not a hypocrite. Faced with passing legislation to keep the government in largesse through September, Reid told NPR’s Scott Simon that the bill isn’t the Democrats’ bill, even though they still control the Senate, […]

GUEST VIEW: No more freebies

The following editorial appeared Sunday in the Midland Daily News: (TNS) — We are happy to see the state Senate pass legislation that would force companies such as Amazon, Overstock, eBay and other Internet retailers to collect Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax, and we urge the state House of Representatives to do the same. Currently, […]

GUEST VIEW: Affordable Care Act is helping control health-care spending increases

The following editorial was published in the Dec. 10 edition of the San Jose Mercury News. As Republicans in Congress gear up in January for their most aggressive attack yet on President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms, here’s something they probably won’t mention: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last week that U.S. health-care […]

GUEST VIEW: Bush, CIA shamed America

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Detroit Free Press: (TNS) You want to avert your eyes, as if not seeing atrocity makes it not so. The newly released report on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s prolific use of torture in the war on terror is a litany of vile acts undertaken in our names, […]

OUR VIEW: An old fashioned thank you

For the past 26 years, the Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend has become a favorite event for young and old, locals and visitors alike. After all of the events last weekend, it’s easy to see why. So much can be said about each and every event and all of the hard work that goes into preparing […]

GUEST VIEW: Lame duck? More like lame lawmakers

The following editorial appeared Saturday in the Detroit Free Press: (TNS) Michigan, in theory, has a representative government. At least, it’s representative geographically, according to constitutional strictures. But look at the issues Lansing lawmakers are working hard to push across the finish line before the end of this year’s legislative session. There’s no clearer sign […]