Opinion

Censoring the census

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The notion of history repeating itself is usually viewed as a negative statement, but some history is worth repeating because we might learn and be guided by it. \In last week’s 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court rejecting the Trump administration’s claim that adding a ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, July 8, the 189th day of 2019. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 1947, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had ...

Gladstone Public Safety K-9 will be welcome addition

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Bonnie (BJ) Potts: I want to say how thrilled I am that Gladstone Public Safety will now have the ability to get a K-9 member to join their team. The fact that they came up with so many donations in such a short time is testimony to the fact that we have ...

Fourth vs. Force

Local columns

NEW YORK — Happy Fourth of July! We have reason to celebrate. The Fourth honors the founding of America. It’s the anniversary of the day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was approved. The Declaration was important. It didn’t say that America would be the best ...

Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

Local columns

WASHINGTON — “For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned tax payer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end.” Donald Trump, circa ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th day of 2019. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On July 6, 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur tested an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-year-old Joseph Meister, who had been bitten ...

Transparency still a major issue in Michigan Legislature

Editorial

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented a $60.2 billion budget to the Legislature Tuesday that includes a .45 cent per gallon increase in the gas tax, which is projected to raise $2.5 billion a year for road repairs. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau It was Tuesday, March 5 that Gov. ...

Unintended consequence of summer of ‘19

Local columns

WASHINGTON — At least three score years ago, my savvy precinct committeewoman impressed upon me an immutable political truth: Every election is not about the candidate(s); no, every election is about the voters ... and about the future. I’m relieved that my precinct committeewoman was not ...

Questions I would have asked the Democrats

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The likelihood I would ever be invited to serve on a network panel questioning the Democratic presidential candidates is equivalent to an invitation to take the next trip to the moon. Still, as I tortured myself watching the two “debates,” which were not really debates, but ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1954, Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee; the song he ...

Safety comes first with fireworks

Editorial

Michigan’s 2019 summer season for igniting legal consumer fireworks is in full swing and runs through Friday, July 5, from 1 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. each day. Being safe and courteous while celebrating the Independence Day holiday by respecting your neighbors and following the law should always ...

Safety comes first with fireworks

Editorial

Michigan’s 2019 summer season for igniting legal consumer fireworks is in full swing and runs through Friday, July 5, from 1 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. each day. Being safe and courteous while celebrating the Independence Day holiday by respecting your neighbors and following the law should always ...

An Upper Peninsula tribute

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: O, say can you see? O, say can you see: Amber waves of grain, rivers and inland lakes, gorgeous U.P. vistas. By the dawn’s early light: Sunrises, northern lights, Big Mac from miles away, eagles. What so proudly we hail: Hailing from Bessemer, Channing, Fayette, Calumet,Trout ...

An Upper Peninsula tribute

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: O, say can you see? O, say can you see: Amber waves of grain, rivers and inland lakes, gorgeous U.P. vistas. By the dawn’s early light: Sunrises, northern lights, Big Mac from miles away, eagles. What so proudly we hail: Hailing from Bessemer, Channing, Fayette, Calumet,Trout ...

Distinguishing news from opinion

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — This is an opinion column, not news. I say that, in part, because of the following, which a conservative follower posted to my Facebook page the other day: “The author of this article is bias and only tells the small part of the whole story that tries to persuade her point ...

Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe ...

Distinguishing news from opinion

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — This is an opinion column, not news. I say that, in part, because of the following, which a conservative follower posted to my Facebook page the other day: “The author of this article is bias and only tells the small part of the whole story that tries to persuade her point ...

Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy

Local columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2019. There are 181 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 3, 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe ...