Opinion

Likes having DCHS nearby

Letters to the Editor

Recently I had a concern pop up about my cholesterol. My doctor recommended I get a test done for it and gave me a list of cardiologists that could schedule a calcium score.  The scheduling department called and offered four or five locations to schedule the test — all located in central ...

Kangas’ state board appointment a wise selection

Editorials

State appointments very often can fall into a kind of political largesse category; favors are repaid and statuses rewarded with locals being placed on various commissions and boards, destined to produce reports and findings that no one sees or cares about. By all accounts, that is not the ...

Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an ...

Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least once a week, they assemble in Capitol meeting rooms for an hour-long strategy session. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer convenes the gatherings, which regularly include several Democratic senators, a dozen Senate aides and representatives of about 20 liberal ...

Keep bus safety in mind as school starts

Editorials

Does anything pass more quickly than the summer break from school? While it might seem like the 2018 graduates just got their diplomas and classes just dismissed, next Monday and Tuesday will mark the start of the first semester for most area public schools. And The Daily News has published ...

America is overdue for another Lehman-like episode

Columns

WASHINGTON — Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people should reverse that. This Wednesday, according to the Financial Times’ Robin Wigglesworth ...

Confederate flag flap nonsense

Letters to the Editor

This is in reference to the article about the Civil War reenactment at the Logjam Festival in Mosinee, Wis. I don’t know what’s crazier — being offended by a rebel flag at a Civil War reenactment or actually apologizing for having a rebel flag at a Civil War reenactment. Madness.

Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump for midterms

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans — rally around President Donald Trump. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held ...

Staff at hospital ‘unsung heroes’

Editorials

Bouquet From Diane Schabo, Iron Mountain: Lately I’ve heard many unsettling stories about Dickinson County Healthcare System and, to be honest, it has given me food for thought. However, I want to give Dickinson County Memorial Hospital a shout-out. I just had a procedure done locally ...

Senate Intelligence Committee chairman speaks on Russia probe

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the ...

Separating facts from fiction on immunizations

Editorials

With the next school year fast approaching, making sure children are protected against a number of diseases before they begin to mix with other students should be a priority. Unfortunately, resistance remains to getting childhood vaccinations, fueled by information on the internet from a ...

Markets know better than bureaucrats what society needs

Columns

WASHINGTON — Governments, seemingly eager to supply their critics with ammunition, constantly validate historian Robert Conquest: The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies. Consider North ...

GOP divide emerges over Trump’s Space Force

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump’s proposed Space Force, but key Republicans in the Senate aren’t sold on the idea, setting up a debate over establishing and paying for a new branch of the military. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of ...

‘Fake news’ label doesn’t fit local newspapers

Editorials

Here at The Daily News, we take our mission to accurately report the news and serve our communities through steady, consistent leadership more seriously than ever. That’s a mission we’ve held firm to since our founding in 1921. Our masthead proclaims daily our determination to provide the ...

Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump’s political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to ...

GOP blast Pearl Jam poster of burning WH

Columns

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of ...

FEMA wrong in denying aid to western UP

Editorials

We think officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency got it absolutely wrong last week when they opted to deny individual claims for assistance from the people whose lives, homes and businesses were turned upside down — literally, in many cases — in what’s known locally as the ...

Trump’s picks, Democrat diversity among Tuesday’s primary winners

Columns

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont’s primary chose the nation’s first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become ...

Prison reform emerging as an unlikely GOP issue

Columns

Prison reform has normally been an issue embraced by Democrats, not Republicans. But, perhaps, like so many other things in the Trump administration, this, too, is about to change. Thursday, President Trump had a roundtable discussion at his Bedminster, New Jersey, property, five governors ...

Pentagon spokeswoman under inspector general investigation

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ public affairs chief is being investigated by the department’s inspector general after allegations that she misused her authority and used her staff for personal business, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon issued a statement ...