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Privately-run for-profit insurance companies have a (conservative estimate) 15% administrative "loss rate," i.e., some 15% of what an insurance company takes in goes not to medical care but to administrate their policies, to fight people's claims (important point), and to pay their sharehold…

Now that our American capitalism is in full swing with the illustrious king of plutocrats leading the way, our own president, who by the way nearly single-handedly dropped the barriers that had been preventing our capitalists to go all out by discarding those silly regulations like environme…

I see in the news that a group of U.S. Congress representatives are being accused of hating America because they criticized Trump administration policies. It has been said that these members of Congress should be supportive of the administration and exhibit loyalty to our President.

In reading Chris Lamphere's excellent article "Exercise in disguise" I'm compelled to agree with most everything stated in the article.

Post 94 of the American Legion just celebrated its first 100 years of service to veterans and the community. Although the Legion is one organization, it is comprised of three departments: Legionaires, SAL, and Auxiliary.

Recently in The Detroit Free Press, there was a front-page article informing readers of a legal move by the Republican Party suing to block the Redistricting Commission. This is the “gerrymandering‘ issue that we, as U.S. citizens and legal residents of the state of Michigan, passed as a ref…

On July 20 the Cadillac High School Class of 1959 gathered at Lakeside Charley’s to celebrate our 60th graduation anniversary. As I stood in the room shaking hands and embracing people I was struck by what an honor it was to be in the presence of such good and special people. Some I have not…

When a senior in high school in 1967, there was a popular song entitled, "Live for Today" by the group Grass Roots. Back then it was a love song. I propose that it represents our current economic philosophy, considering America has a $22.5 trillion deficit that grows daily.

Students face a lot of pressure when it comes to grades. Grades determine futures and have been part of education forever. When it comes to grades, 88 percent of students interviewed at CHS said that grades are a big stressor for them but only 30 percent said eliminating grades would be efficient.

It was an honor to be chosen as one of Oasis Celebrate women’s honoree. I received the honor not just for myself but for the many who encouraged and enabled my dream of starting a non-profit for victims of sexual abuse to happen. They too deserve recognition.

Good article on the gas tax proposal. The 45 cents per gallon may actually be the right thing to do as it taxes those who put the most wear on the roads, and the oil industry is going to keep raising the price of gas until people slow down the usage, so we might as well put it toward roads a…

We are guardedly optimistic on finally seeing relief from the highest auto insurance costs in the country. Everyone agrees “something must be done.‘ The Senate and House have to come together and deliver rate reductions that constituents actually see. The present auto insurance structure is …

Cadillac City Council must not increase the citizens of Cadillac's water, sewer and trash rates May 20 at the council meeting. Instead, an ordinance should be passed for Cadillac City Manager and Utilities Director to resign; too many pet projects for out of state travel, personal millionair…

As politicians ponder the question of the Medicare for all issues, I’d like to advise them that profits in all business except for one are of course basic and necessary and the major purpose to be in business.The one business that should not embrace profits are in the health care industry.

Saturday, May 11, marks the 27th anniversary of one of America’s great days of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Is Medicare for all the wave of the future? I think it should be. Would MCA be too disruptive? I think not. To avoid disruption, MCA can be installed over time, five or 10 years if necessary.

It was an amazing day last Saturday, April 27, to have the large turnout and support for Healing Private Wounds fourth annual Stomp Out Sexual Abuse walk. Many concerned and courageous people came to march to support victims and make our community a better place — even with the tough topic o…

I now believe our state legislature in Lansing is totally incapable of sensibly funding/repairing Michigan roads. Proposing a hefty gas tax is failed thinking and little more than a knee-jerk solution to bail us out of a serious problem. The governor did inherit this pothole mess but I was e…

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