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11/13/2015 12:00 AM
A look at the GOP debate via 1713
The writer Jonathan Swift died 270 years ago this fall, and thus is not around to comment on the 2016 election. More’s the pity, because Mr. Swift was keenly interested in politics. …

11/13/2015 12:00 AM
Snyder's OK of road bill has basis
LANSING — In late August, a deal to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads fell apart when Gov. Rick Snyder rejected the state House’s insistence on slashing $600 million a year from the already strapped general fund budget. …

11/12/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Copernicus 2015

11/12/2015 12:00 AM
Next steps in lake cleanup

While the Obama Administration considers whether to declare western Lake Erie “impaired” (it should), state government can do more to crack down on pollution of the watershed. A measure before the state Senate would require factory farms and big livestock operations that are regulated lightly, if at all, to develop and execute stronger plans to prevent pollution. It ought to …

11/12/2015 12:00 AM
Mayor needs to bring in best people
Letters to the Editor
In response to your Nov. 8 article “Hicks-Hudson considers transition plans”: What happened to wanting the best? …

11/11/2015 12:00 AM
Statehouse ethics gap

How bad is the pervasive lack of ethics in state governments across the country? This bad: A new study gives Ohio a grade of D-plus for its laws and practices aimed at preventing corruption and promoting public accountability and transparency — and that’s good enough to make our state sixth best. Michigan, by contrast, ranks dead last among the …

11/11/2015 12:00 AM
Veterans need to know of available care
Letters to the Editor
A grateful nation annually honors the nearly 22 million living veterans on Nov. 11, paying respects to all who have answered the call to military service. …

11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Digital ride bill needs reroute
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Digital transportation services such as Uber and Lyft have rocked the cab industry, using smart-phone applications to match riders with drivers — often at prices far below those of taxis. Government should encourage innovations that help millions of Americans save money and enjoy a wider selection of products and services. …

11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Taxpayers need to save Lake Erie
Letters to the Editor
The health of Lake Erie is largely dependent on the condition of the Maumee River (“$1B bond issue for algae in works,” Oct. 28). Nitrates and contaminates accumulate in the river because of runoff from farms and discharges from factories. …

11/9/2015 12:00 AM
Plumes of life

The Cassini spacecraft recently dipped into an icy, liquid geyser of a faraway world circling Saturn. The spacecraft, launched from Earth in 1997, has orbited the ringed planet since 2004 and made fly-bys of its moons. Cassini’s primary mission is to gather information about how the solar system was formed. …

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