Image by Pwojdacz via Wikipedia Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 College is supposed to be an opportunity to learn, explore and grow as one transitions from a high school teenager to a young adult. New ideas blossom and unknown worlds are revealed. College is a place where mistakes are made, and lessons are learned under the […]
Image of William Hogarth’s ‘A Rake’s Progress’ Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 Debtors’ prisons in the United States were outlawed at the federal level in the mid-1800s. A string a Supreme Court cases in the 20th century further outlawed practices associated with such prisons; however, it left some power in the hands of individual judges as […]
Image via REUTERS/Stephen Lam Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 America prides itself on its Made-in-the-USA brand of Patriotism; heavy on the pomp and circumstance but light on substance. We say we care about our military men and woman and our veterans, but we do a piss-poor job proving we give a damn. But by God, as […]
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 People have the power to affect change in government at all levels, but many do not out of fear of retribution. That fear must end—especially in Lenawee County, Michigan.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 In recent years, the Thin Blue Line of police camaraderie, which is wider now than ever due to increased public scrutiny, has silenced the good officers from outing the bad ones. Videos of questionable and disturbing police behaviors have increased focus on police and how they conduct themselves while on duty. […]
Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Editor’s note: I wrote this several months ago when news broke when Lenawee County law enforcement officials decided it was best to begin prosecuting individuals for overdue library books.) Back in June 2014, five 16-year-old boys inadvertently closed down Tecumseh Park’s (The Pit) beach for several days after discharging blowgun darts […]