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Opinion

Seeing red on March 24

Local columns

ESCANABA — March 24, Equal Pay Day, marks the additional days that women across the United States have to work into 2021 to equal the pay earned by men in 2020. For more than 50 years pay discrimination has been illegal. Despite this, pay discrimination remains prevalent today. Reflecting ...

We need a power shift in American capitalism

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BERKELEY — The most dramatic change in American capitalism over the last half-century has been the emergence of corporate behemoths like Amazon and the simultaneous shrinkage of organized labor. The resulting imbalance has spawned near-record inequalities of income and wealth, corruption of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2021. There are 282 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On March 24, 1976, the president of Argentina, Isabel Peron, was deposed by her countryís military. On this date: In ...

March 23 is Diabetes Alert Day

Editorial

Could you be living with diabetes and not know it? Over 30,000 Yoopers currently live with diabetes. Another estimated 7,500 people in the U.P. are living with diabetes and DON’T know they have it. Type 2 diabetes, which is the type of diabetes that 95% of people in the U.P. live with can be ...

Wealth tax

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: If a wealth tax were imposed on billionaires above and beyond what they already pay, they could choose to take their offending extra wealth to a more welcoming country. That tax-friendly country would be grateful for the extra revenue. Or they could hoard their money in Swiss bank ...

Do we not have enough enemies?

Local columns

WASHINGTON — Asked bluntly by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is “a killer,” Joe Biden answered, “Uh, I do.” Biden added that he once told Putin to his face that he had “no soul.” Biden also indicated that new sanctions would be ...