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Deer camp, here I come!

"I long for my camp, my whiskey, and my chance to let the farting bird dogs out to take a dump." P.J. O'Rourke As I sit here and write this column, my mind is already somewhere else....more >>

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Making a deal with the Devil

"The Devil went down to Georgia, he was lookin' for a soul to steal. He was in a bind 'cause he was way behind. He was willing to make a deal." Musician Charlie Daniels It's rather sad and unsettling that just as some well-respected American universities are finally ridding their campuses of Chinese influence, the Oxford school district is poised to expand it here by potentially giving the Weiming Education Group a place to build a brick-and-mortar base of operations....more >>
September 10, 2014

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Say 'yes' to ridding the world of 'no'

"There could hardly be a more unbearable and more irrational world than one in which the most eminent specialists in each field were allowed to proceed unchecked with the realization of their ideals....more >>
September 03, 2014

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Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Oh, no!

It's been 15 years since I graduated from the University of Michigan and believe it or not, there's a lot I still miss about living in the People's Republic of Ann Arbor. My tobacco shop....more >>
August 06, 2014

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The Honeycrisp Cafe opens

Atlas Twp.-Just before the noon lunch rush, Charlie Burt ran out of lettuce used to construct one of his classic sandwiches. "I went out to the garden and cut some lettuce from our garden," said Burt, a 2008 Goodrich High School graduate....more >>
July 09, 2014

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Here's to life, liberty and the protection of property

"It is not a little disquieting to realize that in private property there survives the last domain of privacy of any kind. Every other wall has been overthrown." "Ideas Have Consequences" by Richard M....more >>
July 02, 2014

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Fireworks lawbreakers have more money than brains or manners

Give people an inch, they will take a mile. That old expression is very true, especially when it comes to the legalization of fireworks in Michigan, which I'm beginning to believe is one of the worst decisions ever made by the state Legislature and Gov....more >>
June 25, 2014

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Conservative to the world, but liberal locally

Editor's Note: The following column is a reprint from March 14, 2012. Enjoy. I've been giving some thought lately to a strange breed of political animal that I've observed during my 13 years of covering local politics....more >>
June 18, 2014

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Taxpayers need to look at the big picture

Imagine walking down the street one day and a stranger approaches you. He asks you to give him a dollar. You think to yourself, "Oh, what the hell! It's only a stinkin' buck. It's not going to break me....more >>
May 14, 2014

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You don't need a plane ticket or a passport to change the world

Last week, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance's Annual Youth Recognition Ceremony held at Oxford Middle School. I thought I'd share my speech....more >>
Donald Turner
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