Editorial Archive

  • If Democrats are held to their own standards, then all three embattled state officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia should resign.

    The bonfire of the Democrats

    If Democrats are held to their own standards, then all three embattled state officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia should resign.

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  • When it comes to stories, most of us prefer tacky over technical. Tacky trumps substance. Or these days, attack-y Trump deflects substance. That certainly could explain the decidedly non-substantive high interest in Jeff Bezos, one of President Tweet’s favorite targets. (True, there are thousands of favorite targets on Trump’s list.)

    Smarmy vs. smart

    When it comes to stories, most of us prefer tacky over technical. Tacky trumps substance. Or these days, attack-y Trump deflects substance. That certainly could explain the decidedly non-substantive high interest in Jeff Bezos, one of President Tweet’s favorite targets. (True, there are thousands of favorite targets on Trump’s list.)

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  • It’s very easy for political elites to overstate the degree to which ideological categories actually apply to real people.

    American politics’ great divide

    It’s very easy for political elites to overstate the degree to which ideological categories actually apply to real people.

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  • It’s 2019, and over 50 percent of Michigan third-graders can’t read at grade level.

    Only a bipartisan solution can solve Michigan’s ongoing education crisis

    It’s 2019, and over 50 percent of Michigan third-graders can’t read at grade level.

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  • Trash tax a lesson in priorities and revenue

    How much to tax is different from how to spend

    Trash tax a lesson in priorities and revenue

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  • Sen. Kamala Harris committed a most unusual gaffe at her recent CNN town hall — not by misspeaking about one of her central policy proposals, but by describing it accurately.

    Democrats’ new agenda meets political reality

    Sen. Kamala Harris committed a most unusual gaffe at her recent CNN town hall — not by misspeaking about one of her central policy proposals, but by describing it accurately.

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  • If not for the quick actions of his coach, a Fruitport Calvary Christian senior likely wouldn’t be alive today.
The week before Christmas, Luke Anhalt suffered a cardiac arrest during basketball practice. Fortunately, his coach, Jeff Zehr, was able to revive Anhalt using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

    I am not running for president

    If not for the quick actions of his coach, a Fruitport Calvary Christian senior likely wouldn’t be alive today. The week before Christmas, Luke Anhalt suffered a cardiac arrest during basketball practice. Fortunately, his coach, Jeff Zehr, was able to revive Anhalt using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

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  • With the discovery of a highly offensive and racist photo associated with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, the country has been forced to grapple with yet another instance of blatant racism. According to CNN, the same Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook is filled with numerous other racist images believed to be unassociated with Northam, a fact speaking to something much larger than the individual governor currently debating whether or not to resign. As inconceivable as it may be to some in the year 2019, racism is still very much a part of our collective societal framework.

    Seeds of Hope

    With the discovery of a highly offensive and racist photo associated with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, the country has been forced to grapple with yet another instance of blatant racism. According to CNN, the same Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook is filled with numerous other racist images believed to be unassociated with Northam, a fact speaking to something much larger than the individual governor currently debating whether or not to resign. As inconceivable as it may be to some in the year 2019, racism is still very much a part of our collective societal framework.

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  • There’s an expression we hear or see all too frequently, one that is particularly odious: “collateral damage.” Some military types, or civilian leaders who are pursuing their own ambitions, use that phrase to sterilize the death and maiming of innocents as battle operations rage nearby.

    Collateral damage

    There’s an expression we hear or see all too frequently, one that is particularly odious: “collateral damage.” Some military types, or civilian leaders who are pursuing their own ambitions, use that phrase to sterilize the death and maiming of innocents as battle operations rage nearby.

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  • As I think back on effective legislators I have known, I’m struck by their sense of obligation to the country; their palpable commitment to doing the right thing; their deep respect for the office of the presidency; and their insistence that the president display equal respect for the Congress.

    In defense of the MAGA hat

    As I think back on effective legislators I have known, I’m struck by their sense of obligation to the country; their palpable commitment to doing the right thing; their deep respect for the office of the presidency; and their insistence that the president display equal respect for the Congress.

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