Opinion

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2017. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1967, the Beatles album “Magical Mystery Tour” was released in the United States by Capitol Records. On this ...

Escanaba athletics, drama, music soar

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Mike Olson of Escanaba: Congratulations to the Esky High football team for the great amount of good they do for all of us, representing all of us with modesty and pride. Way to go coaches, too. Also, congratulations to the music and drama departments for ...

Diabetes Awareness

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: November is Diabetes Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “You are the center of your diabetes care team”. Part of the team is a diabetes educator. All persons with diabetes should see a diabetes educator yearly as recommended by the American Association of Diabetes ...

Thankful for property

Local columns

NEW YORK — Did you have a happy Thanksgiving? Before you ate that turkey, I hope you thought about why America has turkeys for you to eat. Most people don’t know. Everyone’s heard about that first Thanksgiving feast — Pilgrims and Indians sharing the harvest. We like the drawings of ...

Debt and taxes and perdition

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children and grandchildren in return for lower taxes for you? If government’s moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, as Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2017. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 25, 2016, Fidel Castro, who led his rebels to victorious revolution in 1959, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied ...

Medical bills drive auto premiums

Editorial

The problem with Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is not unlimited personal injury protection. The problem is unlimited medical bills. Although legislative efforts to rein in escalating premiums appears dead for now, as sure as there will be a fender-bender on Pine Grove Avenue ...

Too much coverage

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: “Who is abusing who?” Will we have to listen to “Who Groped Who” under the guise of “24 hour news” for the next 10 years? Enough is enough! Maybe a citizen should sue the networks for subjecting us to such verbal and sometimes “pictorial” abuse. This has to stop. ...

The powerful waging war on the weak

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The story is as timeless as it is ugly. The names of the actors change, but the plot remains the same. The powerful — whether the undocumented maid’s employer, the factory owner who signs the teenage worker’s paycheck or the producer who can cast an aspiring actress — are ...

A moving experience

Local columns

SAN FRANCISCO — Evidence that when Democrats rule taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive state. Last month, the California gas tax was raised 12 cents a gallon. Regular gas at some stations is again approaching, and in some cities ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2017. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1917, nine members of the Milwaukee police department and two civilians were killed when a bomb exploded inside a ...

Avoid a hot time this Thanksgiving

Editorial

Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires. Consumers who use portable deep fryers to cook turkeys should know the dangers and consider using the safer, oil-less fryers. “Unattended cooking is the main cause of residential fires, especially on Thanksgiving when busy cooks ...

Things I’m not thankful for

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — Before we all humbly give thanks tommorrow, I’d like to get a few things off my chest. Here are a few things I’m not thankful for: - Whose genius idea is behind the open/close buttons on elevators? Am I the only one who isn’t mentally quick enough to pick the right one ...

Museum of the Bible more than a museum

Local columns

WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last weekend, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal. In addition to ongoing investigations by a special counsel and various congressional committees, sexual harassment seems to have infected the ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2017. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in ...

Pilot project is a good start to addressing issues

Editorial

Windy days come and go, but the one that hit the region on Oct. 24 was a doozy. The windstorm damaged park areas, took down trees and power lines and caused power outages. Most tragically, two people were presumably killed after being swept into Lake Superior off Presque Isle. Their bodies ...

Pornography a problem

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Sexual harassment, sexual assault, prostitution, and pornography are on the rise. Sex trafficking, child pornography, and sex crimes are in the headlines. Men are not speaking out enough against this infestation. Men of integrity must stand up and protect women and children. Boys ...

Enough is enough

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: (A response to a letter written by Tim DeClaire, Nov. 11, 2017, Daily Press) Let me state one thing right off the bat. This Daily Press is not a biased media outlet. I want to set you strait Tim on your opinion and common belief. You can state all the reports you want, but let me ...

Women, men taking a stand

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I’m very disturbed by all of the stories that are coming out of the woodwork on sexual harassment and sexual assault cases all over the news. The sad thing is that those stories that are aired on TV aren’t even close to the amount of cases that have not been reported or ...

Patriotism, taxes and Trump

Local columns

BERKELEY — Selling the Donald Trump/Republican tax plan should be awkward for an administration that has made patriotism its central theme. That’s because patriotism isn’t mostly about saluting the flag and standing during the national anthem. It’s about taking a fair share of the ...