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Opinion

Why can’t Biden stop this invasion?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union. “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, July 23, the 204th day of 2021. There are 161 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 23, 2003, Massachusettsí attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese ...

Seat belt compliance rate is the lowest in 17 years

Editorial

Michigan’s seat belt use rate has decreased sharply, dropping from 94.4 percent in 2019 to 92.6 percent in 2021, according to results from a grant-funded direct observation study conducted by Michigan State University. This is the state’s lowest seat belt compliance rate since 2004, and ...

Cuba Libre! and the left

Local columns

WASHINGTON — People on the far left have become so predictable that their statements are no longer “breaking news.” They would be hilarious if they weren’t outrageous or if they didn’t contribute to the undermining of human rights and freedom in other countries. Some on the left ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2021. There are 162 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. On ...

Incompetence reigns at unemployment agency

Editorial

The state’s response to COVID-19 has lifted the veil of incompetence on numerous government offices, but none so much as the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. The jobless claims spike following the pandemic overwhelmed the office. It never caught up with demand and Michigan residents ...