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One sexual assault is too many. So Uber’s study released last Thursday, showing that 3,045 sexual assaults were reported during its rides in the United States last year, was disconcerting.

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I was talking to a friend the other day and he was telling me about the horrendous ordeal he has been going through. Someone known to my friend, seeking revenge for a perceived slight, was making up stories about him. They made my friend out to be this terrible person who did terrible things.

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At times, Kid Rock’s pushback against political correctness is refreshing. In a world of oh-so-woke entertainers, the Detroit rocker’s inclination to stomp on the eggshells can provide some relief from celebrity self-righteousness.

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It has been pure joy to write these past 15 months’ ideas to all of you. You helped me find a purposeful voice in making sense of my anxiety, joy and appreciation of my Dutch experience.

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When I was managing editor of the Grand Haven Tribune, I was fortunate to be able to attend a weeklong newspaper training program in Reston, Virginia, conducted by the American Press Institute.

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“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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After she confronted Joe Biden in the Democratic Party’s first presidential debate in June, California Sen. Kamala Harris moved up in polls and seemed to become a top-tier candidate. Instead, the former state attorney general and San Francisco district attorney has became the latest White Ho…

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Last month, the city of Eastpointe in Macomb County held Michigan’s first-ever ranked-choice election to select two City Council seats. This measure was complex, ineffective and unnecessary.

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This past Sunday evening, our church hosted an ecumenical offering of “Advent Lessons & Carols.” I was blessed by the area pastors who joined in reading Scripture, the sense of unity as Christians from a variety of denominations gathered together for song and reflection. And the music, o…

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Social media monitoring by law enforcement agencies has drawn scrutiny from a coalition of free speech and civil rights groups, raising important questions about privacy as well as oversight of the use of government power.

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There is a telling scene in Season 3 of the Netflix drama "The Crown" about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II that can instruct contemporary America about Democrats' attempt to impeach President Trump.

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I know this will surprise regular readers (even reluctant ones, you know who you are), but I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I was wrong about something I’ve been rather militant about. And it’s funny to me that I didn’t realize it was wrong until it sort of hurt me.

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Grand Rapids has seen incredible growth in the past decade, gaining national recognition for being one of the best places to live and the best city to raise a family in the United States. Despite these positive strides, not all youth have benefited from the recent expansion of the Grand Rapi…

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Sadly, we almost take for granted that some tech companies will do business with unsavory characters. But when it comes to civil discourse and the course of doing business, companies have a choice and some of them are willing to put decency over profits.

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For those of us from families whose indignant and divisive politics make holidays hard to digest, Thanksgiving preparations involve more than bedeviling the eggs.

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Think you’ll be better off if Congress outlaws your private health coverage and puts you on a new government-run health plan called “Medicare for All”?

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As families gather across the country to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, where will this traditional American holiday find you? Will you gather with extended family to enjoy a delicious meal of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie? Will you watch the Detroit Lions go up against the Chicago Bea…

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A year has passed since Michiganders voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and few have embraced that change more enthusiastically than the upright Republican legislators who fought it every step of the way.

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At the moment, the American economy is really two economies. One is chugging along at a respectable rate of GDP growth, with the stock market up by more than 25 percent since December 2018 and unemployment at its lowest level in 50 years. In the other, manufacturing output is falling, Midwes…

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International travelers grudgingly accept that their cellphones or laptops might be handled and given a cursory inspection at an airport or border crossing. But some travelers, including U.S. citizens, have had the contents of their electronic devices – including family photographs and perso…

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Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives started the public phase of the impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald Trump. That marks Nov. 13 as a somber day – the fourth time in our history that the House of Representatives has taken this step toward indicting and possibly…