By Patricia Mallon, Published in the Record Eagle, Saturday, August 27, 2022 Republicans signed Bob Lorinser’s petition to be put on the primary ballot as the Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s First District. I know this because I circulated petitions. Some grabbed the petition out of my hands to sign. They signed out of their disgust with U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, for his vote against certifying Michigan’s electoral votes and against investigating t
By John Hunter, Leelanau Indivisible, Published in the Record Eagle, August 27, 2022 As youngsters we were told to not accept candy from strangers, lest harm befall us. Later, we were advised not to believe everything we read on the internet. It’s astounding that some in Leelanau County are still “doing their own research” while only parroting the recklessly fraudulent views of those selling something, promoting a rumor/conspiracy in the hopes of selling something, trying to
By Sylvia McCullough, Published in the Record Patriot, August 17, 2022 Anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss, (The Raw and the Cooked, 1964), defined civilization as a society wherein what counts for “normal” is agreed upon generally, what you might say is “cooked” into our social fabric, where certain behaviors and perceptions are taken for granted, i.e., the world is round, lying and cheating are wrong, truth and science are good, children are entitled to receive a standard ed
GUEST OPINION Published in Northern Express, Week of August 29 - Sept 4, 2022 BY TOM GUTOWSKI | AUG. 27, 2022 There’s an increasingly common notion that the basis of gun rights in America is that every citizen has the right to oppose government—should it become tyrannical—through force of arms, and that therefore no limitation whatsoever on the ownership or use of firearms is valid. This is factually incorrect and extremely dangerous.
There were two legal bases for gun owner
The Right has for 4 decades voted to limit a woman’s right to make reproductive health care decisions. Outlawing medical emergency abortion endangers women’s lives from problem pregnancies and complications in childbirth. In the United States each year there are 17 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births. Eliminating abortion completely condemns 100 women to death, every year. The Right to bear arms has Left us with 18 year olds buying weapons of war, and slaughtering
Our party has a presence at the Northwest Michigan Fair! Grand Traverse Dems is letting people know that there are many great Democrats running for office this year. From August 7th through 11th our candidates will get great exposure to voters from around the county. Come visit the NW Michigan Fair, enjoy the rides and animals, and volunteer to help our candidates win!!!!! Amy Teare and John DeWitt manning the Dems booth!
Sorry this is a bit blurry, but a great piece by Isiah Smith, Jr. on why we must remain active and vigilant defending women's right to reproductive health and much else. This article was published in the Northern Express, August 8th - 14th, 2022.
Puslished in the Record Eagle, Sat. July 30, 2022 After the Rev. Dr. Wendy von Courter and two other brave women, stood up at a recent special meeting of the GT BOC and presented a petition asking Chair Hentschel to resign, the Record Eagle and the Traverse Ticker were finally forced to report on Hentschel’s abuse of his now ex-wife after ducking reporting of his despicable behavior for the last two years. In the article Hentschel was basically allowed to whine about his so-
Published in the Record Eagle, Sat., July 30, 2022 The JANUARY 6 House Investigative Committee has established that Trump knew he lost the election and yet he promoted the Big Lie, and initiated and motivated the assault on the Capitol aided by his supporters, the Proud Boys. Knowing what we now know, the connection between Grand Traverse County Board Chairman Rob Hentschel, and Randy Bishop, a Proud Boy supporter, is very disturbing. In a 4-2 vote with Sonny Wheelock and Dem