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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…

Occupying Wall Street

The media are ecstatic over the demonstrators sitting around the parks on Wall Street. They’re cheap to film, since they’re right in front of the headquarters of the major networks,…

No easy fix for County financial crisis

As we reported last, the County is struggling mightily to make sure revenues meet expenses. Board of Commissioners, so it seems, at every meeting, discuss ways in which to save…

Indian Summer?

I don’t know if what we have been enjoying qualifies as Indian Summer or not, but I like it. The weather this month so far has been more like August…