No easy answers in Ukraine

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I served in the United States Army in the mid-1980s, during the Cold War years. I spent four years training every day for war with Russia. Yet, when the Soviet Union released the Warsaw Pact nations in a generally peaceful fashion, and eventually broke up completely, ...

Shameful Supreme Court protests threaten US order


There was something ridiculous about the half-a-dozen protestors in “Handmaid’s Tale” costumes showing up at Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s house, with one of them explaining to a reporter that Barrett, as an adoptive mother, doesn’t know what it’s like to carry a child ...

Affordable housing is key to region’s future, well-being


As housing rental rates and price tags on new homes continue to rise at astonishing rates in Marquette County and beyond, Community Action Alger Marquette has partnered with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to create Michigan’s first-ever Statewide Housing Plan. The plan is ...

Whipping inflation, then and now


In 1974, when the inflation rate was 11.04 percent, President Gerald Ford came up with a slogan: “Whip Inflation Now.” WIN buttons were manufactured by the millions and people were asked to wear them to demonstrate grassroots solidarity to combat the economic scourge. The campaign was later ...

Progressives version of Democracy: 2 plus 2 equals 5


They may or may not have been playing the song “The World Turned Upside Down” when Lord Charles Cornwallis’s troops surrendered to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown in 1781, but there’s good reason to sing it now. Progressives tell us that it is a violation of “democracy” to ...