Local columns

Enough protection already

NEW YORK — “Trump may have just signed a death warrant for our planet!” warns CNN host Van Jones. “Disaster for Clean Water, Air,” says the Environmental Working Group. Give me a break. Regulation zealots and much of the media are furious because President Donald Trump canceled ...

The Pence-Graham rule

WASHINGTON — Millennials and others of a certain age have not lived in a time when fidelity was universally valued and mostly supported by culture — though sometimes hypocritically — and its opposite was roundly condemned. There was even a time when a divorced person could not expect to ...

Discovering the lost art of letter writing

WASHINGTON — Like so many good stories, this is an old one. But if this April somehow does turn out to be “the cruelest month” politically, this old story could even be timely. Here’s the story: The brutal Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, realizing that his failing health meant that his ...

Sault Tribe Advocacy Resource Center helps victims

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. This is the last article of the series. — — — ESCANABA — The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, April 8, the 98th day of 2017. There are 267 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 8, 1952, President Harry S. Truman seized the American steel industry to avert a nationwide strike. (The Supreme Court ...

The art of TV manipulation

FLINT — The problem with some people is they don’t appreciate great insight when they hear it. For instance, I was watching “The Walking Dead” with the lovely yet formidable Marcia when I said “Why are the living people afraid of the zombie people when the zombie people are so dumb ...

Victim Service Unit brings comfort, help

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — The Delta County Sheriff’s Victim Service Unit (VSU) is designed to comfort and help ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, April 6, the 96th day of 2017. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I as the House joined the Senate in approving a declaration of war against ...

Start doing your homework

ESCANABA — The President’s habit of making false statements has trickled down. State representative Beau LaFave chose to follow the president’s example. Mr. LaFave held a town hall on March 4. At the beginning of the meeting he was unfamiliar with the subject in a question. He said that ...

Prosecutor’s office has services to help crime victims

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — The National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2 – 8, 2017. The theme for this ...

How They Voted

Senate Bill 242, Transfer state revenue to certain business owners: Passed 32 to 5 in the Senate To authorize giving up to $250 million of state revenue to certain developers and business owners selected by political appointees on the board of a state Strategic Fund agency. Owners of selected ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2017. There are 270 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 5, 1792, President George Washington cast his first veto, rejecting a congressional measure for apportioning ...

End the filibuster’s power of obstruction

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s coming confirmation of Neil Gorsuch will improve the Supreme Court, and Democrats’ incontinent opposition to him will inadvertently improve the Senate — if Republicans are provoked to thoroughly reform the filibuster. If eight Democrats will not join the 52 ...

America’s crisis in governance

BERKELEY — America is in a crisis of governance. No adult is in charge. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.” “We were a ...

Strength, Resilience, Justice

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — “Strength, Resilience, Justice” is the 2017 National Crime Victim’s Rights week theme. The ...

Tri-County Safe Harbor promotes victims’ rights

In observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, the Daily Press will be publishing a series of editorials authored by local agencies that support local crime victims. — — — ESCANABA — Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8, 2017. Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. partners ...

Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s overall performance two months into his presidency. But they’re more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump’s overall performance, and about the ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2017. There are 272 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 3, 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began their final assault on Bataan against American and Filipino troops ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 4, the 94th day of 2017. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, ...

Free Market Care

NEW YORK — President Trump and Paul Ryan tried to improve Obamacare. They failed. Trump then tweeted, “ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!” But I do worry. Trump is right when he says that ...