Opinion

Choice of words

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I am a retired newspaper reporter-editor and university journalism professor. I taught young reporters the importance and power of words - and clarity of writing. So a front-page story in the Tuesday, June 25 edition of the Daily Press caught my attention for the wrong reason. The ...

The circular firing squad

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Mo Udall, the legendary Democratic congressman from Arizona, was brutally candid about his party’s bad habit of succumbing to intramural recriminations that became the political equivalent of a civil war in the leper colony. “When Democrats organize a firing squad, they form ...

Sulzberger is right (and wrong)

Local columns

WASHINGTON — I never thought I would write this, but the publisher of The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, is right. Sulzberger wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal in response to President Trump’s claim that his newspaper committed “treason” by publishing a story about U.S. ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2019. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke (BAHK’-ee), ...

Community needs to be informed

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Dear citizens and residents of the city of Escanaba, My article is in response to an editorial of June 18, 2019, in the Escanaba Daily Press. I would like to start by thanking the Daily Press for publishing this very important piece of information. I would like to remind our ...

My old school ways

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — At 58, I like to think I’m still a hip, happenin’ guy. But as it turns out, I’m not. Out of 20 “old school” behaviors that a USA Today article says positively no one does anymore, I still do 12. Possibly 14. But definitely not more than 16. OK, it was 18. For ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, ...

An important week in Michigan’s Line 5 drama

Editorial

As any Michigan student will know from their studies, in 1837, before Michigan was admitted to the union as a state, a dispute with Ohio had to be worked out. When the smoke cleared from that dispute, a contested strip of land that includes the city of Toledo was deeded to Ohio. In exchange, ...

Support for teacher

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I am writing this letter in response to the recent termination of Dale Harris from Carney-Nadeau Public School. I graduated from CNPS in 2008. Dale was a teacher who not only taught his students the curriculum, but who also taught life lessons. Dale was a teacher who made you want to ...

War with Iran would become ‘Trump’s War’

Local columns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cannot want war with Iran. Such a war, no matter how long, would be fought in and around the Persian Gulf, through which a third of the world’s seaborne oil travels. It could trigger a worldwide recession and imperil Trump’s reelection. It would ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity ...

State still fumbling medical pot access

Editorial

With only four licensed marijuana testing facilities across Michigan, and licensed dispensaries running low on product, medical marijuana patients are struggling to access items they rely on to reduce pain and other symptoms. As the state seeks to streamline its marijuana operations, this ...

The definition of ‘life’

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Recently, articles and a letter were printed in the Daily Press regarding the morals and… uh, methods, associated with pregnancy and abortion. Interesting reading, however a vital component was missing from these and, in fact, all discussions of pregnancy as it relates to abortion ...

Corrupt State a greater concern

Local columns

BERKELEY — Donald Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats and “enemies of the people” in the mainstream media for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 25, the 176th day of 2019. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 25, 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. On this date: In 1788, ...

Reading a life skill you just can’t do without

Editorial

If you’re able to read, and, hopefully, comprehend, this editorial, then you’ve got a skill that some people may never learn. Possessing the ability to read is something many of us likely take for granted. It’s a skill we learned years ago as children back in school, when the scrapes on ...

Sanders is FDR’s unimaginative echo

Local columns

WASHINGTON — That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy.” Already a ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, June 24, the 175th day of 2019. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride — coasted to a safe ...

Gladstone K9 program reaches first phase

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: Gladstone Public Safety announced the goal of $60,000 has been raised to established the first ever K9 program at GPSD. The department continues to seek donations for long-term investments into the program. Gladstone Public Safety announced the completion of the ...