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Opinion

Ishpeming Rotary’s Night of Romance a worthy effort

Editorial

Valentine’s Day may have already passed but that doesn’t mean romance has left the area. In fact, one very special event — The Rotary Club of Ishpeming’s 36th annual An Evening of Romance —is still coming up. This event will be on Feb. 29 at the Grand Ballroom in Northern Michigan ...

What does Jack Bergman have to say?

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman claims he wants to protect our senior citizens by protecting Social Security and Medicare. According to the flyer received from Jack Bergman December 2019, published and mailed at taxpayer expense: “Social Security and Medicare provide ...

Nevada nastiness could hurt candidate Sanders

Columns

Bernie Sanders’ clash with the hospitality workers union did not start the history of bad feelings about him in Nevada. That started four years ago. Both involved thuggery wherein nasty Sanders followers harassed other candidates and their backers with misogynist and racist delight. Worse ...

Honor Flight Legacy deserves UP-wide support

Editorial

Upper Peninsula Honor Flight has spent nearly a decade offering local veterans free transportation to visit memorials in Washington, D.C., and now an effort has begun to pay homage to the organization for all of its hard work. An exhibit being developed at the multi-use complex on the U.P. ...

Writer thanks Wiese, Zyburt for actions

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank Marquette County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Greg Zyburt, and Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese for not supporting the recently proposed resolution to declare Marquette County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County.” Though the commissioners, ...

Democrats vs. Republicans: Role reversal

Columns

For most of my life the rule of thumb was that the GOP was the ideological party and the Democratic Party was the coalitional party. This always was an overgeneralization. Democrats had an ideological perspective, and Republicans had coalitional interests. But from the New Deal to around the ...

First full-time AG assistant great for Marquette

Editorial

Jessica Pelto is the first full-time assistant staff member of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office in Marquette. She has plenty of experience, including working under the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission grant in Delta County and administering the court-appointed attorney program in ...

Sale of Marquette Mountain is surprising, but a positive step

Editorial

The announcement late last week that Marquette Mountain had been sold took many by surprise, although rumors that owners Peter and Lois O'Dovero might be interested in selling have swirled in the community for some time. The sale includes not only the resort proper, hills, lifts and attendant ...

Sentence may give misimpression

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Although what is expressed in the editorial “Arts and culture a key part of vibrant community” is something I’d strongly support, its opening sentence may give a misimpression. Arts and culture are “a city’s heart and soul,” but they are not only that. ...

Redmen/Redettes should stay

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Area Public Schools board needs to make a decision very soon. This entire name debate process has been extremely flawed from the start. Too many people with vested interests were on the original committee to fairly look at both sides of this issue. ...

Redmen/Redettes should go

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: I am an Marquette Senior High School alumni from the class of 2015, and I am writing to show my support for changing the MSHS nickname. I remember getting ready for swim meets, wearing my parka reading “r*dmen” and leading the team cheers yelling our nickname with ...

Impeachment was joke

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction — unless you’re Donald Trump. As the impeachment “trial” without witnesses ends, some Republican senators hope their leader has finally learned an elementary school civics lesson while others could care ...

Moderate, centrist: What do these mean?

Columns

“For all the thunder on the Bernie Sanders left, the most interesting trend in the Democratic campaign this year may be the re-emergence of the moderate wing of the party, led by charismatic new voices: former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.” So ...

Narrow victory in New Hampshire for sanders muddles Dem’s race

Columns

WASHINGTON — After the first two delegate-selecting contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has solidified his hold on the Democratic progressive wing. But still to be decided is who will carry the party’s moderate banner in the fight to take on Donald ...

Year of the interloper? Sanders has Dems thinking

Columns

It’s a familiar plotline. An interloper runs for a party’s presidential nomination and, with an anti-insider pitch, scores wins and near-wins in the first contests with vote pluralities. His numerous opponents, fearful of antagonizing his enthusiastic supporters, launch attacks on one ...

Bully wannabes: CPAC chief goes too far in Romney case

Columns

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative (cough) Union, which hosts the annual CPAC conference, tweeted that he was disinviting Mitt Romney from the confab this year because he “could not guarantee his physical safety” after the senator voted to convict Donald Trump in the ...

Dear Annie: Only a FaceTime away

Columns

Dear Annie: I have never written to a columnist in my 70 years, but “Sad and Somewhat Angry Granny,” whose daughter-in-law wouldn’t allow her kids to open any of the Christmas gifts Granny brought them overseas before Christmas Day, really struck a chord with me. What a wonderful ...

NMU board endorses Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Editorial

A move last week by the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees to publicly endorse an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration on campus may have appeared to casual observers like a housekeeping kind of item, something that might fall into “Other Business” on the board’s agenda. It ...

‘Partial’ impeachment

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Making America Great Again? The suppression of evidence from eye witnesses at the recent impeachment trial is not fair to the president and his political base. Testimony from eye witnesses, which can establish one’s guilt or innocence beyond a reasonable doubt, ...

Will voting public like Mike?

Columns

In the seven presidential elections since 1992, the Republican presidential nominee has won the popular vote exactly once. The lone GOP candidate to receive a majority of the national vote was George W. Bush in 2004. Bush’s election-day victory over Democrat John Kerry, who had, in most ...