It was Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1967, and the temperature in Chicago hit an all-time high for that date of 65 degrees. People were out strolling and biking in their shirt sleeves, remarking how easy this winter was going to be.
In many communities at this time of year, there is a public debate whether to display religious symbols on government property. Both sides of this debate sometimes act like barnyard animals, not listening to the valid arguments on both sides.
West Michigan may be separated from Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., by hundreds of miles — but television, the Internet and radio have put events in these communities in our backyard in recent months.