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ERIC ZORN: Ending credit card signatures is a whale of a good idea

By ERIC ZORN Guest Columnist So long, Shamu. For more than a decade I’ve been signing the name of the world’s most famous …

STEPHEN L. CARTER: DNC’s hacking suit is a missed opportunity

By STEPHEN L. CARTER Guest Columnist (TNS) The Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump, his presidential …

RAMESH PONNURU: How to bolster Social Security with no new taxes

By RAMESH PONNURU Guest Columnist (TNS) Social Security is structured so that average benefits grow from one class of retirees to the …

Editorials

GUEST VIEW: Small businesses suffer when Trump, Congress play politics with migrant workers

The following editorial was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer: (TNS) Why are politicians held in such low esteem by many Americans? …

GUEST VIEW: Trump is taking a smart calculated risk with North Korea talks

The following editorial was published in the Chicago Tribune: (TNS) In July 1971, President Richard Nixon jolted the international status …

GUEST VIEW: Barbara Bush, a no-nonsense first lady

The following editorial was published in the Miami Herald: (TNS) As matriarch of one of America’s political dynasties, Barbara Pierce …

Letters to the Editor

DEE BENNETTE: Right to Life annual dinner was wonderful event

DEE BENNETTE: Right to Life annual dinner was wonderful event

TO THE EDITOR: I just want to give a big hand of applause to the students of Manistee Catholic Central High School. On Friday, I attended …

PAUL SKINNER: Celebrate National Park Week through April 29

PAUL SKINNER: Celebrate National Park Week through April 29

TO THE EDITOR: Each year Michigan’s national parks draw millions of visitors. From Sleeping Bear Dunes to Pictured Rocks and Isle Royale …

GORDON LEE DEAN: Shares views on Second Amendment

GORDON LEE DEAN: Shares views on Second Amendment

TO THE EDITOR: Letters to the editor printed in the April 11 edition of the Benzie County Record Patriot had good points to be made, …