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A political party facing a calculated campaign to smear it as racist should not hand its attackers a paint brush. It might also help if party leaders checked their own racism.

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It’s been a long and difficult journey that has spanned multiple governors and presidents, but the budget to build a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie is – at last – fully funded.

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When my brother and I were growing up, my parents played a variety of games with us. But I wasn’t a huge fan of game night since I didn’t like sitting still or games that involved math. Like so many kids, I didn’t like losing and had to learn how to gracefully accept defeat after a close gam…

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Rarely has a president faced more crises upon taking office than did Joe Biden, or so assiduously ignored most of them. He has earned a solid D for his first-year performance, and is slipping.

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The tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions is usually focused on setting goals to improve your life and maybe even the community around you. Heading into the new year, we all have things we’d like to accomplish, areas we’d like to improve, and actions we’d like to take; whether these g…

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Here come the one-year retrospectives of Joe Biden’s presidency as the anniversary arrived this week. Here are some guidelines for assessing them, beyond the obvious advice to be wary of partisans who would praise or pan Biden regardless of what he had done.

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Halfway through January, I’m sure the “new year, new you” mantra has reached your ears along with mine. From “Dry January” to the latest and greatest weight-loss gimmicks, these new year marketing ploys have in recent years started targeting everything from financial wellness to skin care to…

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It’s time we had a real conversation about marijuana. The benefits far exceed the negative information that has been spread over the years. It’s legal in our state and it’s time you educated yourself because it’s not going anywhere. It is here to stay.

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I went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping and immediately felt overdressed with a shirt that actually covered my midriff and jeans not distressed in the least. It seemed every store offered the same selection – brothel or convent. Nothing in between.

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While President Joe Biden is off doing Civil War re-enactments, American families are left trying to balance household budgets that are being smashed by soaring prices. Inflation topped 7 percent in 2021, the largest surge in consumer costs since 1982.

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I’m happy to be back writing for the Tribune after a time away trying to win a seat on the Board of Light & Power. On the surface my efforts were not successful, but God is faithful and evidently has another place to focus my efforts.

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There are many contexts in which people ask “could this be the year?” They could be talking about the prospects of a sports team going all the way to a championship. Or it may be about finally accomplishing a long-standing goal.

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Consumers have a right to know what’s in the food they buy, and the labels on grocery products convey important information. Although genetically modified food is healthy and safe, we respect that some people prefer to avoid it, and they should be able to see on a label what’s modified and w…

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During the late 1970s, American families experienced stagflation – a combination of economic stagnation and significantly higher inflation. By the summer of 1980, unemployment hit 7.8 percent and the economy was actually shrinking. On the year, inflation spiked 12.3 percent.

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It was unthinkable that Americans would storm the Capitol a year ago with the intention of doing harm to members of Congress and overturning a lawful election. Yet it happened.

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Every criminal trial is unique, and in general it is a mistake to read too much into a verdict. Still, the law professor in me can’t help but notice the oddly mixed message delivered by the jury in the Elizabeth Holmes trial.

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You can’t miss the headlines. The latest COVID-19 surge is real and setting pandemic records. The omicron variant appears to be fueling the post-holiday surge, leaving the delta variant in the dust.

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‘Wagon Wheel” pounds from the radio, and we are headed south. “Louder,” shouts a kid from the back. I should insist on manners but don’t. I’m so tired of talking.

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The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell on five of six charges of recruiting and grooming teenage girls for sexual encounters with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein is not and should not be the end of the story. While Maxwell has been held accountable for her actions, the men who engaged in th…

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Jocelyn Benson’s self-serving decision to allow Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to funnel $3.4 million in improperly raised funds to the Democratic Party or other candidates, if allowed to stand, will make a joke of Michigan’s campaign finance laws.

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Each December, I speculate about what political headlines might emerge in the coming year. Last year, I correctly predicted the Dow would hit 35,000 and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy would be re-elected, but I missed almost everything else. Undeterred, I try again by looking at what might happ…