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Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

November 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago. more »»

Pursuit of happiness

November 25, 2015 Like many others, I can’t resist academic studies on happiness. They often come up with persuasive reasons some seem to be happier than others. I’m always on the lookout for pointers. more »»

Lack of leadership

November 25, 2015 President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. more »»

Scientists grade presidential candidates’ climate knowledge

November 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are ‘A’ students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of... more »»

Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative

November 23, 2015 SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Ted Cruz is among the most hated men in Washington, reviled by leaders of both parties as an ideological hard-liner loyal only to the far-right of the conservative movement. more »»

Turmoil on campus

November 20, 2015 College campuses are again in turmoil. more »»

Bombs won’t cut it

November 19, 2015 When Paris suffered attacks that killed 17 last January — at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket — it responded with great class. more »»

The Paris attacks and what must change

November 18, 2015 Many French people referred to the January attacks on the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and other sites as their 9/11. As awful as that time was, it was not a 9/11. more »»

Massacre in Paris

November 17, 2015 Just hours before the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, “Good Morning America” broadcast an interview with President Obama. more »»

Attacks may prompt Obama to step up military action

November 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. more »»

Michigan moves toward renewable power goal — in place of mandate

November 16, 2015 LANSING — Michigan is headed toward no longer requiring utilities to generate a portion of their power from wind or other renewable sources because Gov. more »»

Stop blaming boomers

November 13, 2015 In the course of human events, many things need fixing. One of them is the cost of Medicare, climbing rapidly as baby boomers enroll in large numbers. more »»

Is Rubio the one?

November 12, 2015 Unlike last month’s contentious GOP debate on CNBC, the event staged by Fox Business Network and The Wall Street Journal was thankfully less about the moderators and more about the candidate. more »»

Candidates flub some figures

November 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson botched the economic effect of minimum wage increases. Jeb Bush again pitched a dubious target for economic growth. more »»

Trump’s ‘SNL’ appearance wins viewers, not critics

November 10, 2015 NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” earned the expected ratings benefit of an episode hosted by Donald Trump but, given the protests and vicious panning the show received, NBC has to wonder if it was... more »»

Road-fix plan becomes early 2016 campaign issue

November 9, 2015 LANSING — No-new-tax Republicans banded together to narrowly pass Michigan’s first fuel tax and vehicle registration fee increases in decades, a move Democrats eagerly hope voters will remember in... more »»

If robots take the jobs

November 6, 2015 Robots make the perfect employee. They don’t complain, they don’t get sick, and, as of this writing, they don’t have babies. When robots can do the job in today’s economy, they get the job. more »»

Solutions that have worked

November 6, 2015 “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV) It was George H.W. more »»

Putting down the bacon

November 5, 2015 By now you’ve probably heard the sobering news: Red meat may cause cancer. And bacon and other popular processed meats definitely do, the World Health Organization say. more »»



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