Columns - Van Buren County Democrat https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/columns vanburencountydem.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 03:03:30 +0000 Matthew T. Mangino: The government’s approval of locking up the innocent https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190823/matthew-t-mangino-governments-approval-of-locking-up-innocent?rssfeed=true Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:43:52 CST Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190823/matthew-t-mangino-governments-approval-of-locking-up-innocent Arthur I. Cyr: Apocalypse now, and then, and yet again https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190820/arthur-i-cyr-apocalypse-now-and-then-and-yet-again?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:40:23 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190820/arthur-i-cyr-apocalypse-now-and-then-and-yet-again Arthur I. Cyr: The vast Asia region - and the U.S. https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190813/arthur-i-cyr-vast-asia-region---and-us?rssfeed=true Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:39:32 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190813/arthur-i-cyr-vast-asia-region---and-us The Secret Lives of Words: National Honey Bee Day, heaven’s gift, and ‘Ulee’s Gold’ https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190812/secret-lives-of-words-national-honey-bee-day-heavens-gift-and-ulees-gold?rssfeed=true Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:40:31 CST Rick LaFleur More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190812/secret-lives-of-words-national-honey-bee-day-heavens-gift-and-ulees-gold Matthew T. Mangino: How can lawmakers ignore the impact of guns? https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190809/matthew-t-mangino-how-can-lawmakers-ignore-impact-of-guns?rssfeed=true Fri, 09 Aug 2019 08:08:01 CST Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190809/matthew-t-mangino-how-can-lawmakers-ignore-impact-of-guns Charita Goshay: No one else comes close to America’s problem https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190807/charita-goshay-no-one-else-comes-close-to-americas-problem?rssfeed=true Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:49:39 CST Charita Goshay More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190807/charita-goshay-no-one-else-comes-close-to-americas-problem Arthur I. Cyr: Intelligence agencies and the value of silence https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190806/arthur-i-cyr-intelligence-agencies-and-value-of-silence?rssfeed=true Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:11:00 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190806/arthur-i-cyr-intelligence-agencies-and-value-of-silence Matthew T. Mangino: Risk assessment under scrutiny in criminal justice system https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190802/matthew-t-mangino-risk-assessment-under-scrutiny-in-criminal-justice-system?rssfeed=true Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:04:05 CST Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190802/matthew-t-mangino-risk-assessment-under-scrutiny-in-criminal-justice-system Arthur I. Cyr: Strong, durable Japan-U.S. alliance has pacific and global significance https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190730/arthur-i-cyr-strong-durable-japan-us-alliance-has-pacific-and-global-significance?rssfeed=true Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:03:04 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190730/arthur-i-cyr-strong-durable-japan-us-alliance-has-pacific-and-global-significance Matthew T. Mangino: Shame at the border https://www.vanburencountydem.com/news/20190726/matthew-t-mangino-shame-at-border?rssfeed=true Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:12:44 CST Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/news/20190726/matthew-t-mangino-shame-at-border Chandra Bozelko: Coming home from prison is no homecoming for women https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190726/chandra-bozelko-coming-home-from-prison-is-no-homecoming-for-women?rssfeed=true Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:46:26 CST By Chandra Bozelko More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190726/chandra-bozelko-coming-home-from-prison-is-no-homecoming-for-women Arthur I. Cyr: Preserving fragile peace in Northern Ireland https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190723/arthur-i-cyr-preserving-fragile-peace-in-northern-ireland?rssfeed=true Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:59:04 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190723/arthur-i-cyr-preserving-fragile-peace-in-northern-ireland Chandra Bozelko: American prisoners always come last https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190719/chandra-bozelko-american-prisoners-always-come-last?rssfeed=true Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:21:27 CST Chandra Bozelko More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190719/chandra-bozelko-american-prisoners-always-come-last Matthew T. Mangino: Death penalty may have its day in court https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190719/matthew-t-mangino-death-penalty-may-have-its-day-in-court?rssfeed=true Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:44:44 CST Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190719/matthew-t-mangino-death-penalty-may-have-its-day-in-court On the Road with Rick Holmes: Woodstock and the Class of ‘69 https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190718/on-road-with-rick-holmes-woodstock-and-class-of-69?rssfeed=true Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:49:42 CST Rick Holmes More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190718/on-road-with-rick-holmes-woodstock-and-class-of-69 Arthur I. Cyr: The Moon landing still resonates https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190716/arthur-i-cyr-moon-landing-still-resonates?rssfeed=true Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:03:30 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190716/arthur-i-cyr-moon-landing-still-resonates The Secret Lives of Words: Hercules and the U.S. wild hog invasion https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190715/secret-lives-of-words-hercules-and-us-wild-hog-invasion?rssfeed=true Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:52:52 CST Rick LaFleur More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190715/secret-lives-of-words-hercules-and-us-wild-hog-invasion Chandra Bozelko: Let’s declare a state of emergency in prisons and jails https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190712/chandra-bozelko-lets-declare-state-of-emergency-in-prisons-and-jails?rssfeed=true Fri, 12 Jul 2019 08:28:55 CST Chandra Bozelko More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190712/chandra-bozelko-lets-declare-state-of-emergency-in-prisons-and-jails Matthew T. Mangino: Pre-trial electronic monitoring as onerous as cash bail https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190712/matthew-t-mangino-pre-trial-electronic-monitoring-as-onerous-as-cash-bail?rssfeed=true Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:25:40 CST Matthew T. Mangino More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190712/matthew-t-mangino-pre-trial-electronic-monitoring-as-onerous-as-cash-bail Arthur I. Cyr: The dis-United Kingdom https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190709/arthur-i-cyr-dis-united-kingdom?rssfeed=true Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:59:05 CST Arthur I. Cyr More Content Now https://www.vanburencountydem.com/opinion/20190709/arthur-i-cyr-dis-united-kingdom