Opinion

If it walks like a terrorist

Local columns

WASHINGTON — In television it’s called a “loop,” the replaying of the same scene over and over and over again. The latest and most assuredly not the final terrorist attack in London last weekend was a “loop” that has become all-too familiar. The jihadists who claimed to be acting ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2017. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, unanimously struck down state laws prohibiting interracial ...

Sports physicals a community service

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Pam Durbin, R.N., Gladstone Area Schools: A special bouquet of thanks to Dr. Keeker, all the physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs and volunteers that helped provide sports physicals to middle school and high school athletes from Gladstone, Mid Peninsula, and Rapid ...

Prosperity Cities

Local columns

NEW YORK — Lovers of socialism didn’t like my column last week. I wrote that Venezuela’s collapse shows the cluelessness of celebrities like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone and Noam Chomsky, who’d praised Venezuela’s leader. Chomsky called me “an utter coward” for mocking him and ...

Hysteria over Paris pullout

Local columns

WASHINGTON — For sheer hilarity and hyperbole it’s hard to beat a recent headline on a Washington Post editorial opposing President Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the nonbinding and unenforceable Paris climate agreement. “Trump turns his back on the world,” it ...

Almanac

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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, June 10, the 161st day of 2017. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 10, 1967, war in the Mideast ended as Israel and Syria accepted a United Nations-mediated cease-fire; during the six ...

What’s next for Flint?

Editorial

The Flint water crisis took center stage last year at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. This year, Flint wasn’t mentioned much at all — at least in a formal way. While that signals progress in the recovery, the troubles are far from over. Hillary Clinton is no ...

Gun laws taking deadly path

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: According to the Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit corporation that provides online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence, 6,509 deaths and 12,767 injuries have been caused by gunfire in the United States in 2017. The response has been the removal of ...

Support the Delta Animal Shelter

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Looking at the four newborn kittens in my doorway, I don’t know what to do. None of my friends want any cat. I already have five. When my family lived in China, we were constantly running from the war — by train, ship, wagon, or on foot. The grownups carried their chosen ...

Two polar opposite examples

Local columns

WASHINGTON — For baseball fans of a certain age, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals stands alone. Musial’s on-field statistics were beyond impressive. He led the National League in batting seven times, was named the league’s MVP three times, was selected as an all-star 24 times and ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, June 9, the 160th day of 2017. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 1954, during the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, ...

In exiting Paris accord, President Trump squanders time, degrees

Editorial

President Donald Trump has betrayed the future of our children, our grandchildren and our planet. His decision to exit the Paris climate accord, announced Thursday, is incomprehensible and inexcusable. Climate change is real, and human activity contributes to it: Among climate scientists, ...

Hostility toward the media

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: An article on the May 29 Daily Press blames hostility toward reporters on Donald Trump and Fox News. I think the Big Media and their Democrat allies don’t like it when their would gets rocked and that’s just what Trump and Fox News did. If you believe Fox is completely right ...

Enbridge… again

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Enbridge, Enbridge, Enbridge….more bad press. It just never ends does it? Now you have been cited for taking shortcuts. On June 1, 2017, the Detroit Free Press disclosed that “Sixteen sections of underwater oil and gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac were found unsupported ...

Gen Z grads recipe for success

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — Usually by the time I get around to my annual advice column for graduating college seniors, the loftier concepts have all been taken. For instance, Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook guy, told Harvard grads he got a girl to go out with him by telling her, “I’m going to get ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, June 8, the 159th day of 2017. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, 1967, during the six-day Middle East war, 34 American servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a ...

Taking a step against opioids

Editorial

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is trying to crack down on opioid crimes. A new unit in Schuette’s office is prosecuting crimes involving heroin and other opioid-based drugs as the state confronts an overdose epidemic that claimed almost 2,000 lives in 2015. The four-person Opioid ...

Freedoms of press/speech

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Andy Heller, weekly columnist, wrote a column entitled, “Shame On Us” in the Daily Press Wednesday, June 1. There he expressed that we should be ashamed because we are not concerned about the limits that folks might be making on the freedom of the press. Ashamed? We should not ...

City manager search

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Is there something going on that the residents of Escanaba need to know about? This goes way back in the archives and now we are still in the same situation. We have a vacancy in the city manager’s position. And time is running out. Someone was “hired”, sort of, to fill the ...

The Forever War?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children. Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed “suicide-by-cop,” ...