Commentary: Trump comes up small when compared to other wartime presidents

By Jack Hoban Donald Trump is right when he claims to be a wartime president. He still has a massive challenge ahead of him and Americans are praying he has the skills, temperament and intelligence to get us through this without too much more loss of life. But a look at other wartime presidents clearly […]

Letter to the Editor: If the shoe was on another foot

Hillary Rodham Clinton declared, “I take no responsibility at all,” despite more than 20,000 Americans having died during the pandemic that has ravaged her third year as president. Barely two months ago, she proudly said, “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” With […]

`LIBERATE!’: Trump tells states to lift virus restrictions

WASHINGTON — One day after laying out a roadmap for gradually reviving economic activity, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, in effect encouraging protests against the stay-at-home restrictions against the coronavirus. The president took to Twitter with the kind of rhetoric some of his supporters have […]

Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of following the advice himself, saying, “I’m choosing not to do it.” The new guidance from the Centers for […]

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON — Siding with public health experts’ dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people. “The worst that could happen is you do it too early and all […]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t look to the White House to end the pandemic

The president of the United States is a broken human being. He has no concept of us; he only knows me.  He surrounds himself with sycophants who nod in agreement when he opens his mouth. He describes these bobbleheads as ‘”terrific” and  “amazing.” When scientists, medical professionals, elected leaders and journalists cite facts that contradict […]

Trump angrily defends his handling of pandemic

WASHINGTON — Defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an angry President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at reporters and broke with his own health officials on the science of the outbreak. Trump said he was tapping the Defense Production Act to order American businesses to manufacture and send supplies, like testing kits, ventilators […]

Sanders reassessing his campaign after three more Biden wins

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus. The Vermont senator’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said Sanders “is going to be having conversations with supporters […]

Letter to the Editor: Researching Trump’s disapproval ratings

Regarding Mr. McDevitt’s inquiry in the DSN titled “How do you know what they think?” he can rest assured that my conclusions were not pulled out of a rabbit’s hat. (Refer to acclaimed Military Times columnist Leo Shane’s article “Troops opinion of Trump heads down.”) President Trump’s approval rating has continued to slip among active duty military personnel the last three years in […]

Commentary: Reaping the whirlwind from Trump’s policies

By Daniel Pritchett In January, 2017, I wrote in these pages with great trepidation — even fear — about the danger of installing into the highest office in the United States a man who, as I put it, “is a compulsive, pathological liar, apparently convinced that whatever comes out of his mouth is true, even […]