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To hear the pundits and political insiders tell it, Hillary Clinton is the Democrats’ safe bet for 2016. Yet their prognostications are routinely undermined by the polls, which show Sen. Bernie … more
Last Friday a number of us revived a Christmas tradition by caroling around Ely. Mark Palser came up with the brilliant idea to put together an impromptu Ely Public Transit choir, advertising that we … more
As many of us finish our shopping in the mad rush before Christmas, we have some ideas for gifts that we would like Santa to deliver in the coming new year. eA diversified econ-omy on the Iron … more
Last week, we reported again on the sharp difference of opinion between the Department of Natural Resources and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, or GLIFWC, about how much … more
As we are drawn inexorably into the holiday season, my wondering wanders into the complicated maze of traditions, habits and rituals of this part of the year. It is a montage of practices that have … more
We’ve used this space before to urge our readers to shop at locally owned businesses during the holidays. Yet, like many important messages, this one bears repeating. With just over two weeks … more
Can the U.S. ever get its health care costs under control? While the implementation of Obamacare has coincided with slower growth in health care expenditures the past few years, the rate of increase … more
The iron ore and steel industries are in crisis in the U.S., and proposed legislation to ban foreign steel imports for five years would help give the industry some breathing room to recover and … more
With the holiday season upon us, we may have Norman Rockwell images of family and friends gathered around a table laden with delicious food prepared with love, everyone smiling, offering prayers of … more
We can only hope that as Americans gather around the table on Thanksgiving Day this year, that they will take a moment or two to contemplate the genesis of this remarkable holiday. We’re all … more
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