Opinion

How to heal our national epidemic of loneliness?

Columns

WASHINGTON — If Sen. Ben Sasse is right — he has not recently been wrong about anything important — the nation’s most-discussed political problem is entangled with the least-understood public health problem. The political problem is furious partisanship. The public health problem is ...

Sessions criticizes court order on citizenship census question

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court’s actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the ...

Regional gathering shows important role EMS plays

Editorials

We want to say thank you to the more than 400 people who participated in the UP-EMS conference at Northern Michigan University late last week. The dedicated volunteers and professionals who make up much of the EMS services in the Upper Peninsula deserve our gratitude. A significant amount of ...

New strategy: Democrats go with health care in midterms

Columns

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.” Marylea Evans ...

Change needed in running DCHS

Letters to the Editor

The Dickinson County Board, the Dickinson County Hospital Board, John Schon DCHS CEO, Attorney Michael P. Celello and other high-paid hospital officials are in helter-skelter mode and are solely responsible for the ongoing pandemonium and financial failure at DCHS. Together they’ve ...

Consider health care when voting

Letters to the Editor

Lawmakers’ creed: Maximize the efficiency of the economic engine that drives our economy while simultaneously maximizing the satisfaction of the constituents. Our health care system is inefficient. Costs are higher than any other first-world country. Overhead costs are as high as 25 ...

Saluting those who get the paper to your home

Editorials

Bouquet From Jennifer Flynn, Daily News circulation manager: Today is International Carrier Day, and on behalf of myself and everyone here at The Daily News, I would like to take this moment to recognize all of our bundle haulers, carriers and motor route drivers for their hard work, ...

Nominees sought for Governor’s Service Awards

Editorials

Know of a volunteer effort that goes above and beyond? If so, the Michigan Community Service Commission wants to hear from you. The commission will take nominations through Jan. 15 for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards, given annually to individuals, organizations and businesses that ...

Politicians decry incivility, even as they practice it

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a lot of scolding about smack talk in Washington these days, and whether “civility” in politics is possible — or even desirable — ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Lots of Americans got riled up over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. ...

Appearance by Nugent mistake for McBroom

Letters to the Editor

Ed McBroom, candidate for state Senate, must be real desperate, as he gleefully accepts the endorsement of the “Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent. Nugent avoided going to Vietnam by multiple deferments, finally getting a selective service classification almost equivalent to 4-F by failing a ...

Election letters

Letters to the Editor

The Daily News will print letters related to the Nov. 6 elections through Thursday, Nov. 1, with submissions due no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Letters should be no more than 250 words, preferably sent by email. To ensure all can have their say, new letter-writers will take priority ...

Ojibway facility deserves support

Editorials

Citing, among other reasons, the negative impact that the loss of jobs would have on the local economy, the Marquette County Board recently approved a resolution opposing the closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County. The Michigan Department of Corrections has announced ...

McConnell to AP: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying “nobody’s going to beat” Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett ...

Vote to end gerrymandering

Letters to the Editor

Most Americans believe in majority rule. We spend very extensive time and energy to make sure that the votes are properly counted. We spend much less time on determining whether these votes are representative of democracy. One flaw in our system is the electoral-college system of electing ...

Harvest Gathering food drive begins

Editorials

The Michigan Harvest Gathering is an annual statewide campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan’s emergency food response. As part of the campaign, from now until Nov. 21, Michigan residents can donate nonperishable food items at all Secretary of State offices. “On behalf of my ...

Taylor Swift makes politics personal with endorsement

Columns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift’s first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race isn’t likely to result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star, observers say. Republicans ...

Democratic desperation

Letters to the Editor

The Democrat Party today is so desperate and controlled by the left and George Soros that they recruit two Democrat women to make up stories about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. Neither woman can remember any details because details can be fact checked. Neither ...

University of Michigan lecture draws criticism

Columns

DETROIT (AP) — A senior Israeli cabinet minister sent a letter Monday to the University of Michigan president over campus incidents that the politician described as showing a “vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state.” Naftali Bennett, the minister responsible for education and ...

Escanaba seeking funds to continue dark store battle

Editorials

The city of Escanaba is seeking financial assistance in its legal battle against dark stores, or active big box retail properties that are assessed as if they stand completely empty and vacant. According to Escanaba City Manager Patrick Jordan, costs have been significant to date with the ...

Trump not firing Rosenstein, says relationship ‘very good’

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. Trump told reporters at the White House that ...