Opinion

Treat everyone with respect

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I want to write about the treatment of woman in our society. It has become “the norm” for men to abuse, rape, degrade, defame, and make woman feel they are beneath them in all aspects, such as work environments, wages, and feel they have the “right” to put their hands on ...

Can the feds prosecute foreigners?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — I am in Switzerland this week interacting with and lecturing to students and faculty at the University of Zurich. The subject of our work is the U.S. Constitution and its protections of personal liberty. In most countries, government has begrudgingly granted snippets of ...

Enbridge’s failure to fully disclose has damaged reputation

Editorial

It came as bad news late last week that an enamel coating on a section of the controversial twin petroleum pipelines that sit on the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac has sustained some degree of damage. It came as shocking news that the company that owns and operates the lines — Enbridge ...

It’s Trump’s party now

Local columns

WASHINGTON — “More is now required of us than to put down our thoughts in writing,” declaimed Jeff Flake in his oration against President Trump, just before he announced he will be quitting the Senate. Though he had lifted the title of his August anti-Trump polemic, “Conscience of a ...

How They Voted

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House Bill 4805: Ban imposing “educational development plan” on home school students Passed 101 to 5 in the House on October 26, 2017 To prohibit officials from requiring the parents of a homeschooled student who is enrolled in a public school part time and taking some public school ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2017. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1512, Michelangelo’s just-completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2017. There are 59 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 2, 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (derisively dubbed the “Spruce ...

Flint should take the water deal

Editorial

Federal Judge David Lawton got it right in saying that the failure of leadership by the Flint City Council is “breathtaking.” After dawdling for three months, the council finally this week approved an agreement that will keep the city on the Detroit water system. But for only two years, ...

How to end crony capitalism

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BERKELEY — The largest corporations and the richest people in America — who donated billions of dollars to Republican candidates for the House and Senate in the 2016 election — appear on the way to getting what they paid for: a giant tax cut. The New York Times reports that business ...

A taxing situation

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WASHINGTON — Federal income tax was first introduced under the Revenue Act of 1861 to help defray war costs. Congress repealed the tax in 1871 when the need for government revenue declined, only to restore it in 1894 as part of the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act. The public policy debate ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2017. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther sent his 95 Theses denouncing what he saw as the abuses of the Catholic ...

Don’t get burned this Halloween

Editorial

Families to take a few simple safety precautions to lower fire risk and avoid burn injuries while celebrating Halloween. Keep it scary and keep it safe in flame-resistant costumes, trick-or-treat with flashlights or glow sticks, and use battery operated candles at home and in the ...

The radiating mischief of protectionism

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WASHINGTON — What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive ourselves into believing that corporate welfare can be seemly. Consider the caper, both amusing and depressing, that began when mighty Boeing sought protection behind the skirts of the U.S. Department of Commerce. ...

My daughter and granddaughter, too

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WASHINGTON — While trying not to indulge in schadenfreude over those hypocritical Hollywood elites who’ve claimed to stand for “women’s rights,” only to be accused of sexually harassing them, I noticed “(hashtag)MeToo” trending on Twitter. At (hashtag)MeToo, women who have been ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2017. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30, 1944, the Martha Graham ballet “Appalachian Spring,” with music by Aaron Copland, premiered at the Library of ...

Progress made in Gladstone

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I want to thank the citizens of Gladstone for the support that I have received during my time on the commission — it has meant a lot. I hope I lived up to your expectations. I’m happy to see the Little Bay De Noc Trail being almost completed. When I ran for the commission four ...

Adult Day Services plays vital role

Local columns

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest column is from Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Senior Services Director Sally Kidd. — — — ESCANABA — Thanks to the Daily Press for allowing me this opportunity to share our story. The good news is Alzheimer’s awareness ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2017. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1726, the original edition of “Gulliver’s Travels,” a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift, was first published ...

Probe should go beyond Weinstein

Editorial

For years, former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly harassed women sexually, assaulting many of them. Now, his company has fired him and, on both coasts, officials are looking into whether he can be prosecuted. You will have to pardon the many women who say Weinstein assaulted them after ...

Pay close attention to the election

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Residents of Gladstone should pay close attention to the upcoming election. For that matter, residents should pay close attention to all elections. In this case, they should know more about some of the candidates running, because of their past actions and current agendas. Candidate ...