Columns

There are no heroes in the Wikileaks saga

April 23, 2019

Jack L.B. Gohn, BridgeTower Media Newswires It can be humbling to watch one’s own opinions change. Eight years ago, I posited that leakers are a necessary corrective to governmental abuse of secrecy, supplementing the functions of the press in our constitutional ...

As market churns, take a fresh look at diversification

April 23, 2019

Michael Joyce, BridgeTower Media Newswires When evaluating your investment strategy, it is advisable to look beyond standard, low-cost investments such as mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs), and broaden your investment perspective to include less-traditional ...

Legal People

April 23, 2019

Plunkett Cooney Attorney Alan Shamoun of Plunkett Cooney has been appointed to serve as a member of Michigan’s Adult-Use Marijuana Stakeholder Workgroups. Shamoun volunteered to serve on the attorney workgroup as part of his practice, which includes ...

Fakers are not just applying to college

April 23, 2019

Richard Randall, BridgeTower Media Newswires The recent bribery scandal involving admission to elite universities is just the latest data point reminding us how careful we must be when we hire people. Credentials don’t tell the whole story. In case ...

The 'burial benefit' that won't bury you

April 23, 2019

Tom Margenau About a month ago, I wrote a column explaining what family members need to do when a loved one who was getting Social Security benefits dies. I primarily discussed what might need to be done about returning the last Social Security check (depending ...

Gas tax hike of 45 cents may kill more than 22,500 private sector jobs

April 23, 2019

Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to increase the state gas tax by 45 cents per gallon to finance road infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The Mackinac Center ran this scenario through a software package called ...