Making history — preposterously


Alvin Bragg is to be commended for getting to trial on the Trump hush-payments case. Lesser prosecutors would have been daunted by the prospect of creating a national melodrama and a norm-breaking prosecution of a former president over what is, in essence, a misdemeanor business-records ...

Tabloid publisher vowed to be Trump campaign’s ‘eyes and ears’


NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran tabloid publisher testified Tuesday he pledged to be Donald Trump’s “eyes and ears” during his 2016 presidential campaign, recounting how he promised the then-candidate that he would help suppress harmful stories and even arranged to purchase the silence of a ...

Marking Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Activities and initiatives planned throughout the month center on the symbolic blue-and-silver pinwheel of Prevent Child Abuse America, which serves as a visual representation that everyone plays a role in ...

Students nationwide are upping Gaza war protests


NEW YORK (AP) — What began last week when Columbia University students refused to end their protest against Israel's war with Hamas had turned into a much larger movement by Tuesday as students across the nation set up encampments, occupied buildings and ignored demands to leave. Protests ...

Lansing’s financial disclosure rules still lack teeth


Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are right that Michigan’s transparency requirements of elected officials are a joke. Efforts by their fellow Democrats to strengthen them fall solidly into the lame category. Until April, Michigan was one of two states that ...