Democratic divisions intensify during debate

DETROIT — From the beginning, Joe Biden knew he would take heat at Wednesday’s presidential debate . He was right — but he was not alone. The evening marked some of the toughest attacks California Sen. Kamala Harris has faced as a candidate. The exchanges were part of a broader ideological fight for the future […]

Commentary: What could we become if Democrats get more power?

When I wrote my first submission for this paper in July 2016, “The Slow Destruction of Democracy,” I did not realize how quickly the Democrats would sink into the abyss of total party partisan politics after President Trump won the election. Since then, the Democrats have continuously fought the president by resorting to stonewalling and […]

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

DETROIT — The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary policies and a desperate desire to defeat President Donald Trump. Standing side by side at center stage on Tuesday, Bernie […]

Pelosi downplays differences with Ocasio-Cortez after talk

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is downplaying any differences with high-profile progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she had a “nice meeting” Friday with the social media dynamo who’s made some tart observations about the Democratic leadership team. Pelosi told reporters that “I don’t think we have that many differences” despite some sharp words back […]

Letter to the Editor: The big, scary ‘S’ word

Potshots are already being taken at Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for Medicare for All. Opponents just can’t seem to stop themselves from using the “S” word… the dreaded socialism… as a primary reason it’s a bad choice. And already the media (print, visual and digital) appears to be silent as if it’s an accurate definition […]

Letter to the Editor: Questions at voting booth

The next time you go to the voting booth ask yourself these questions! We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And to the republic for which […]

Ocasio-Cortez feud with Pelosi tests party heading into 2020

WASHINGTON — They don’t talk to each other much, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But they’re lately speaking at one another in a way that threatens party unity and underscores broader tensions reshaping the Democrats. Their power struggle has spilled open in what could be a momentary blip or a foreshadowing of […]

Commentary: The steady decline of our nation’s republic

It fascinates me that Jack Hoban (June 20 letter “Saddle up for the next election”) has a fairly good idea of a nation’s history and values, and yet comes to a completely different conclusion about the state of the union and how to proceed. These united states were founded as a unique experiment in ordered […]

Commentary: Liberals disavow American flag at their own peril

I have always considered myself a staunch conservative and being not completely unintelligent held out hope for the liberals. However, after witnessing four hours of recent Democratic debate babble without a single question answered I now know there is no hope — especially when there was not a single American flag in, on or near […]

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

WASHINGTON — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives came out with legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base . By canceling all student loans, Sanders says the proposal […]