Columns

A closer look at breath ­testing in DWIs

November 14, 2019

Edward L. Fiandach, BridgeTower Media Newswires I read with great interest the thorough and well-researched piece appearing in the New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 3, regarding DWI breath testing and recent challenges concerning software and mechanical issues. ...

What you really need to know about ­Michigan charter schools

November 14, 2019

Ben DeGrow, Mackinac Center for Public Policy A recent MLive article claimed to offer “Everything you need to know about Michigan’s charter schools.” It didn’t do that, and worse, offered faulty data that leads readers to see charters ...

If you cherish free speech, be very alarmed

November 14, 2019

J.D. Mesnard, BridgeTower Media Newswires It was a headline I never thought I would see in our own country: “Majority of Americans Want to Scrap First Amendment.” That was the assessment from a poll commissioned last month by the Campaign for Free ...

The story of 'Dixie's most blatant rape case'

November 14, 2019

R. Marc Kantrowitz, BridgeTower Media Newswires When her mother died, Recy Taylor was 17.  It fell upon her slender shoulders to raise her younger siblings. Despite her many responsibilities, she married young and gave birth to a daughter.  Finding ...

Tips for buyers in a seller's market

November 14, 2019

Many Michiganders believe that snow, which usually comes at the beginning of the holiday season, signals a stark change in the real estate market. While it is true that the cold weather can slow down buyer traffic, serious buyers who have to relocate will ...

House Impeachment Inquiry May Help Restore the Political and Social Norms that Trump flouts

November 14, 2019

By Sunita Sah Cornell University (THE CONVERSATION) — President Donald Trump regularly uses blatant violations of long-established social and political norms to signal his “authenticity” to supporters. Asking foreign countries to investigate ...