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Opinion

Thomas: The conservative’s bad bargain in backing Trump

Columns

The mob violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was deplorable and disgusting. It is the antithesis of a free society that wishes to remain free. Any supporter of President Trump and his policies must denounce this horror with even more vehemence than they denounced the riots of ...

Enjoys Killian’s Daily News column

Editorials

Bouquet: I look forward to Suzanne Killian’s weekly column. Her ideas and subjects are so interesting, especially for seniors, though I am much older than she is. Hopefully she continues in The Daily News.

Twitter bans Trump on risk of inciting violence

Columns

Twitter banned President Donald Trump's account Friday, citing "the risk of further incitement of violence" following the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Twitter has long given Trump and other world leaders broad exemptions from its rules against personal attacks, hate ...

Trump joins a select few in deciding to skip inauguration

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to skip President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration is not without precedent, though one must go back to Andrew Johnson in 1869 to find the most recent example. John Adams and John Quincy Adams also opted not to participate in a ...

Deadly protest siege focuses attention on Capitol Police

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police were badly outnumbered. Only a few dozen guarded the West front of the U.S. Capitol when they were rushed by thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators bent on breaking into the building. Armed with metal pipes, pepper spray and other weapons, the mob pushed past ...

January designated Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Editorials

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed January 2021 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Michigan. “Human trafficking happens to children, women and men every day in our country and around the world,” Whitmer said. “It is often a hidden crime that can take different forms — including ...

Social platforms lock Trump accounts after Capitol stormed

Columns

After years of treating President Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram are silencing his social media accounts for the rest of his presidency. The move, which many called long overdue after Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, ...

Seek balanced sources for news

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Not succumbing to the mainstream media’s barrage of descriptives such as “baseless,” “false,” “unfounded” and “unproven” when referencing election fraud allegations doesn’t mean a person has “forfeited his credibility” and most certainly isn’t ...

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, hand Democrats Senate control

Columns

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his turbulent final days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect Joe ...

A moment unimaginable but perhaps inevitable

Editorials

To see it unspool — to watch the jumbled images ricochet, live, across the world’s endless screens — was, as an American, a struggle to believe your eyes. But there it was, in the capital city of the United States in early January 2021, a real-time breaking and entering the likes of which ...

Chaos, violence, mockery as mob occupies Congress

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Where are they?" a Trump supporter demanded in a crowd of dozens roaming the halls of the Capitol, bearing Trump flags and pounding on doors. They — lawmakers, staff members and more — were hiding under tables, hunkered in lockdowns, saying prayers and seeing the ...

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

Columns

In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Twitter locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours and said that future violations by Trump could result ...

Trump supporters flock to DC ahead of vote

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump descended on the nation’s capital Tuesday to cheer his claims of election fraud a day before a congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory. Just blocks from the White House, protesters — many without masks — ...

Fight over close race mars first day for Pennsylvania Senate

Columns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bitter dispute erupted on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday when majority Republicans blocked a Democratic incumbent from being sworn in because his GOP challenger has disputed the razor-thin election results. Lawmakers were back in the Capitol for ...

Veterans here and elsewhere deserve best in health care

Editorials

Should he be confirmed, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, has a lot of work to do to restore trust in the agency — and to do right by the men and women it serves, including a great many right here in the Upper Peninsula and ...

Trump says he’ll ‘fight like hell’ to hold on to presidency

Columns

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared Monday night he would “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency and appealed to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College ...

Statehouses could prove to be hothouses for virus infection

Columns

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As lawmakers around the U.S. convene this winter to deal with the crisis created by the pandemic, statehouses themselves could prove to be hothouses for infection. Many legislatures will start the year meeting remotely, but some Republican-controlled statehouses, ...

Many more in GOP rejecting Trump’s bid to undo his defeat

Columns

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mounting desperation, President Donald Trump appealed to Republican lawmakers Monday to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when Congress convenes for a joint session this week to confirm the Electoral College vote. Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn the ...

Play it safe by taking precautions when shoveling snow

Editorials

With Michigan’s snow shoveling season upon us, the Michigan Primary Care Consortium is offering guidelines to avoid personal injury or more serious health care consequences that can be connected to clearing away that white stuff. Of special concerns are individuals facing chronic back ...