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How much is privacy worth?

There’s a particularly annoying commercial on TV for Progressive Insurance. It’s the one where the spokeswoman is dressed all in white and the sets are white as well. They run…

Writer comes up empty handed on hunting trip

I think I’m officially a Clare County resident now. Although, I’ve been living up here for 3 years, there are certain enjoyments (if you could call them that) that you…

Gladwin slashes budget, now Clare’s turn

If the Clare County Board of Commissioners truly wants to get the County budget in order, they need to look no further than a stone’s throw down M-61. Gladwin County…

Terry Stops

The Fourth Amendment is supposed to stop the government from subjecting us to unreasonable searches and seizures. It was, and is, a revolutionary idea. Governments love to search people and…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks!

Hard to believe it is Wednesday again and time to write this column one more time. Of course when you read this it will be Friday again, an especially welcome…

Drug checkpoints in Genesee have me gasping

As I get older, I get crankier. And as I get wiser, I’ve learned that less government is best. So why the heck every time I turn around, there is…

Cold, wet, and boring

That’s late fall in mid-Michigan. Have you ever tried to watch local TV News in the morning? By “local” I mean Bay City-Traverse City-Cadillac. Those stations. It’s unwatchable. Car dealer…

Bad Policy

I’ve got some bad news for you. The State of Michigan, propelled by the Federal Government, is now placing liens on the homes of people in nursing homes who receive…

Jobs, Gates have made life easier

Sometimes it simply doesn’t pay to get outta bed. Tuesday was one of those days. As is customary, I reported to work at 8 a.m., started up my laptop and…

Time’s flying by again

Where is this year going? Just had a call from grandson Jayson wanting to know what the family plans are for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. I haven’t even thought…