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Got any spare change?

I was just sent a Time magazine article on student loans. It’s pretty grim. This year the amount owed on student loans will go over 1 trillion, dollars. It already…

Cops, anti-war protesters wrong, money should go to Motley

News last week that Clare County taxpayers were going to have to shell out $122,500 to settle a lawsuit had me in a state of uproar. Knowing full well that…

And the race is on…

Well Hunting Season is in full swing again this year. Opening day was a quiet one, at least near the Maurer place. We didn’t hear any gunfire at all Tuesday…

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…