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August 4, 2020

After the election of 2016, Democrats were terrified of what might lie ahead. Even many Republicans were concerned about Trump’s lack of qualifications. But they assumed the experienced, intelligent people surrounding the new president would keep the country on track....

March 30, 2020

This article was previously published in the March 28, 2020, Traverse City Record- Eagle

Our world is in turmoil because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The current clash of competing information is making things worse. Trump has refused to acknowledge the severity of the...

February 3, 2020

The Ethics Ad Hoc committee appointed at the beginning of 2019 twice dissolved without detailing any policy for dealing with the ethical conflicts of elected officials. They did produce a resolution, a list of “Whereas, Whereas” statements (one of which had to be remov...

February 2, 2020

Michigan is recognized nationally for having one of the highest rates of incarceration, and the most severe sentencing policies. The Grand Traverse region has been known for its jail scandals, suicides, overzealous prosecutorial judgements and lengthy sentencing.

During...