Michigan should support the Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 26, 2016
As a kid from Ada, you can imagine the satisfaction I get finding myself introducing clients to project managers and other interested parties in embassies from around the globe — Africa, Asia, Europe, South and Central America. Read More

Watch for action on China, ISIS and oil prices

January 29, 2016
Congress completed its 2015 business the week before Christmas and headed home. Read More

Paul Ryan: What kind of leader is he?

December 11, 2015
At the tender age of 45, new U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is one of the youngest men to hold the position of the 54th Speaker of the House (elected Oct. 29 after weeks of discussion), and he is third in line for the presidency behind Joe Biden. Read More

Unite people behind bold ideas

October 30, 2015
In July, I spent a half-day with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, first in Grand Rapids and then on a farm in Ottawa County. Read More

The promise of biotech in West Michigan

October 16, 2015
John Winthrop said we must be “as a city upon a hill — the eyes of all people are upon us.” Read More

What will be written about U.S. in summer of ’55?

September 4, 2015
Please fire the speechwriter whose candidate states, “This is the most critical election of a lifetime.” Read More

American politics at its best — and worst

August 21, 2015
Watching the 120 candidates for the Republican nomination for president, I am reminded of the running joke I heard as a Senate staffer: “When looking into the mirror every morning, what does every Senator say to himself?” The answer: “Good morning, Mr. President.” Read More

Don’t count on government for the American Dream

June 26, 2015
Although the 114th Congress is active, the looming fiscal crisis is one-half-year closer. Read More

Restore Congressional control over direct spending

May 22, 2015
The Founding Fathers’ father, Benjamin Franklin, was a master compromiser. Read More

Manufacturers could benefit from vehicle repair policy changes

April 17, 2015
One should never underestimate what Michigan can produce. Read More